Flippter is the musical project of Saudi and Sudan based rapper Loay Karim, whose signature comedic offerings like ‘Gorasa’ and ‘Tamees’ have continually been refreshing and struck a chord with both Saudi and Sudanese audiences alike. Following the Sudan uprising, Flippter flipped his stance with more outspoken, politically charged narratives taking centre stage – opening with the brutally honest ‘Hatred’.
For his COLORS performance, Flippter spits yet more truth on ‘BLUE’, another politically inclined number. Each verse, each line, each word paints a startlingly honest and unsettling account of the Sudan uprising, commenting on the corruptness of the Sudanese goverment with lines like “They’re raping villages / Intelligence used to arrest innocent revolutionaries”. The song also features an audio recording of Mohamed Mattar, a friend of Flippter’s who was shot down by security forces during a peaceful protest on June 3rd 2019. Mattar’s death ignited the #BlueForSudan social media campaign, something that Flippter eloquently addresses in the second verse: “Got outta the cave outta the blue / One week later he painted this planet as blue as plu-to the Same shade of this room”.