Chippy Nonstop Wants To Marry Chief Keef (Even Though He Stole Kitty Pryde's Candy)
Chippy Nonstop is back in Brooklyn for the summer! Today she releases her new six-track EP; it's titled Finally Verified and is also being promoted with a Gif-tastic memory game. In the run up to the project's release, here's Ms. Nonstop talking about her Twitter timeline references to becoming starstruck in the presence of the Jonas Brothers, her favorite Bushwick laundry spot, and how she has grand plans to settle down to a life of quiet domesticity with Chief Keef.
literally PLAYED A BACK AND FORTH SET WITH KITTY LAST NIGHT IT WAS HILARIOUS HAHAH— BEEN HAD CHIPPY (@chippy_nonstop) June 21, 2013
How was the show with Kitty Pryde the other night?
Yeah, we kinda played a back and forth set. I had fun, so... I don't know. It was like a noise show so they didn't really accept rap, I feel like. So I feel like they were like, "Oh, who are these girls?"
Did you win the crowd over?
Yeah, I think so. I always do! There were a lot of creepy people though. Once we stopped playing there were a few guys just taking pictures of us just standing there. They were acting like we were animals at a zoo. I just kept dancing and ignored them but Kitty was like, "Yeah, they're leering."
Kitty Pryde is also on your EP, right?
It's a song called "Bubblegum." It's definitely way more pop than any of the songs on the EP. It's a cute girlie song. It's definitely really pop 'cause the rest of the EP is kinda like Bay Area and hyphy influenced and it's more rapping than I have done on previous things. It's a little less dancey.
Where did the idea for the EP's artwork come from?
It's inspired by this rapper named Tommy Wright III. If you look at his greatest hits album, he's on this like floral couch and this girl is in-between his legs. It's pretty much the basis of the inspiration, and I wanted a guy to do it and then every time I would ask a guy he was like, "No, fuck that." Then in the end my friend was in the living room and we decided to shoot the EP cover in her living room and move all the furniture and put the couch there and do it. It wasn't even like a photo-shoot.
So you're a fan of Tommy Wright III's music?
Yeah, it's like pimp playa shit, kinda like slow. He's underground, probably like things you could compare it to are like a lo-fi Memphis sound, so like people from Raider Klan or maybe like Three 6 Mafia influenced.
Who has the best couch, you or Tommy?
Oh, I really wanted a floral couch too but then I really wanted to do like a futuristic thing and have like a clear blow-up couch and maybe make it a little more like cute. But it was pretty organic, as I literally have that couch. It's blue velvet--my couch goes hard.
You Instagrammed a picture of you outside of a laundry place.
Oh yeah, I was just chillin', doing like a mini photo shoot.
So you weren't actually doing laundry?
No, definitely not. I send my laundry out, I'm too lazy to do it.
Is it a good service?
Yes, they're really good and it's like $9 to do all my laundry and they pick it up and they bring it back the next day.
Do they ever lose anything?
Well, okay, last time they forgot one of my things, 'cause they didn't dry it 'cause it was leather. But they're usually good and they fold everything really nicely and it always smells amazing.
Do you want to shout the laundry place out?
Um, well, I'm staying in Bushwick right now so it's some place in Bushwick. I don't even know what it's called. My roommate told me about it.