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In few short months since its summer 2009 launch, the Washington, D.C.-based producer/emcee duo Fly Gypsy has achieved what takes others years to accomplish: a video in rotation on VH1 Soul and mtvU, a No. 1 college radio hip-hop single, and support from leading hip-hop blogs, including DJBooth, HipHopDX, and 2DopeBoyz. The Source Magazine has praised Fly Gypsy for its “galvanizing stage show,” Okayplayer called the duo’s December 2009 EP Change for a Dollar “a timeless example of the beauty in music,” and Rap Reviews proclaimed that “Fly Gypsy sounds like a group that could change what music is and what it should be.”

Fly Gypsy’s new remix project, FG*XL:remixtape, might be the duo’s most ambitious undertaking to date. Conceived and recorded as the duo crisscrossed the country playing with Wale, Bun-B, Goodie Mob, B.o.B. and Mike Posner, the project serves up remixes of some of the hottest songs of the recent months. From Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Eminem and Drake to David Guetta, Iyaz, Melanie Fiona and even Green Day, Fly Gypsy shows that it can rock with top players in the game. Alexei fortifies the tracks with additional production and Kom shows off his skills rhyming over a wide variety of instrumentals, from standard-fare hip-hop to club beats to punk rock anthems. Presented by Guinness and Chairman’s Reserve Rum, FG*XL:remixtape is Fly Gypsy’s third release.

Track listing:
1. Intro
2. I Want It All (Lil Wayne, Birdman)
3. I Wanna Rock (Snoop Dogg)
4. Funky Drummer (James Brown throwback)
5. Replay (“2 Step” Remix) (Iyaz)
6. Sexy M.F. (Prince throwback)
7. Sexy Bitch (David Guetta, Akon)
8. Back Again (Reflection Eternal) / O.D.O.O. (Fela throwback)
9. Pretty Girls (Wale) / Brown Skin Lady (Black Star throwback)
10. Sex Therapy (Robin Thicke)
11. If It Kills Me (Melanie Fiona) / Skit / Manifest (Lauryn Hill message)
12. Venus vs. Mars (Jay-Z)
13. Say Something (Drake)
14. Drop the World (Lil Wayne, Eminem)
15. Do You Know Your Enemy (Green Day)
16. Outro
17. Bonus: freestyle
18. Bonus: Wildfllower (Brooklyn Beauty acoustic remix)


Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy are quickly becoming the hottest new name in hip-hop. Since its launch in July 2009, the duo have released a successful and critically acclaimed mixtape, shot a video in Jamaica with famed director Ras Kassa (acclaimed for his work with Sean Paul, Beenie Man, and Damian Marley), which has been in rotation on VH1 Soul and mtvU, and was featured on over 200 websites and blogs, including the influential HipHopDX, Okayplayer, 2dopeboyz, and DJBooth. Their single “2 Step” reached No. 1 position on college radio hip-hop charts and their freestyle on DJBooth is currently No. 1 of 135 others. Music critics have praised the Washington, D.C.-based duo for their ability to attract commercial appeal without compromising their musicianship or message, comparing the duo to the Fugees, Jay-Z, and Kanye West. Okayplayer called the duo’s latest release “a timeless example of the beauty in music” and Rap Reviews called the duo “a group that could change what music is and what it should be.” Fly Gypsy is currently opening for Wale in several markets and preparing for a United Kingdom tour and a SXSW showcase in spring 2010. The group’s latest release, Change for a Dollar, is available now in all digital outlets and on Amazon, and FG*XL:remixtape and the Vodka & Rum Mixtape is available now for free download on the group’s website,

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