For Flipp Dinero, persistence is the name of the game. After cracking through the surface with his melodic single "I Do", Joey Bada$$ and his Pro Era crew caught wind of the Brooklyn upstart, resulting in a feature on member Kirk Knight's "Memories." At that point, Bada$$ and Cinematic Music Group's Jonny Shipes knew Dinero had the potential to become something special.
"I wouldn't say it was out the blue, but we planned on building," says Dinero regarding his signing to Shipes' Cinematic label in the summer of 2016. "Jonny was like a mentor towards me, because I met Joey through a mutual friend [photographer Dee Knows] back in 2015. So when I met Joey through the mutual friend, me and Joey had built a relationship."
The bond between Dinero and Bada$$ blossomed, and the "Land of the Free" MC provided gems to help propel the career of his fellow Brooklyn peer. "He was like, 'Yo Flipp, I really feel like you would be big if you do your thing and you just gotta focus.' I took into consideration what he said and I stayed on it," recalls the 21-year-old. "That's what led to me meeting Jonny. When Jonny came across me, he was like, 'Yo, you're dope. I wanna work with you, but we gotta keep building. You gotta show people that you want it.' That's what I'm doing now."