Ripynt – Re-Inventing Poetics

Making a name for himself in this rapidly growing Northwest hip hop scene is a young, but not to be underestimated, Washington native, Cory “Ripynt” Tate (Pronounced repent). Growing up in Everett, a northern suburb of Seattle, Cory has always been influenced by the urban, educated underground sound that’s becoming evermore popular in the Northwest and the nation. At the age of eleven, Cory was already delving into his own expressions of life through rhyme and depictive sketches. The influence of the city and the turbulent conflicts ever-present in his home life (coping with his alcoholic father and exasperated mom) gave him all the fuel he needed to write illustrative, contemplative, and educated lyrics that have only grown more complex and relative with time and experience. This environment has also influenced a sharp, witty perspective that is able to find humor in the oddest places that his audience can always find amusement and entertainment in when presented in his unique style of delivery.

Ripynt is known, not only for the words he spits, but also in the methods in which he can deliver his sound. Quick, rapid-fire phrasing coupled with his versatile cadence and flow match mesmerizing beats to create a hypnotic element to Ripynt’s style which was influenced musically by Nas, Eminem, Bone Thugs, Atmosphere, and Oldominion. Stage delivery is also unmatched as the energy Ripynt exudes in a performance is not only uncontainable, but also contagious in a club, making all of his performances a solid success. Performing tracks from his debut album, “RIP: Re-Inventing Poetics”, Ripynt has been billed with hip hop heavyweights: Gza (Wu Tang Clan), Joe Budden, Digital Underground, Sleep of Oldominion, and various locals who are making their way up the northwest hip-hop scene. Prominent artists, Krizz Kaliko (Strange Music) and Sleep of Oldominion, are featured in cameo tracks with Ripynt on his new solo album, which was released on March 20th of 2009. Only 5 months later Ripynt would collaborate with Sinic to release “A Mid-Summers Day Drive” a free digital EP with 9 new tracks. Furthermore, Ripynt was the first Northwest Hip Hop artists to receive the cover of the Seattle Weekly in the month of July 2008.

Through the years, Ripynt has made it a point to stay focused on his personal goals. He is an artist, first and foremost, and knows he has what it takes to make a name for himself, whether it be mainstream success, or merely comfortable underground recognition. He is committed to the rise of popularity and understanding of the Northwest hip hop sound and will do whatever it takes to get the word, the music, the perspective, and the style out to anyone who will give him a chance.

1. To The Top
2. Cant Take It Ft Jazz Digga
3. One Of A Kind
4. Breakthrough Ft Krizz Kaliko
5. Rippin It Interlude
6. Rippin It (Ripynt)
7. Lonely People Ft Sleep Of Oldominion
8. What You See (Is What You Get)
9. The Scarecrow
10. Turn the Music Up Ft Too Good
11. Braggin Rights Ft Grynch
12. Always Be There for You Ft Jazz Digga
13. Back Off Ft Mateo Mblem
14. After The Storm Ft Speedy & George Zelaya
15. Lay You Down Ft Aro
16. Contribute A Verse Ft Willie Will, Kublakai, Notion & Billy The Fridge
17. Relax
18. For You

Ripynt Ft Jazz Digga – Cant Take It

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Ripynt Ft Krizz Kaliko – Breakthrough

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Ripynt – Rippin It (Ripynt)

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Ripynt Ft Too Good – Turn The Music Up

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Ripynt Ft Aro – Lay You Down

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