Trademark Da Skydiver has set November 19 as the release date for his Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale album. The 14-cut collection is also scheduled to feature appearances from Odd Future’s Domo Genesis, Smoke DZA, Fiend and Hardo, among others.
In an exclusive statement to HipHopDX, the Jet Life co-founder says that he will be releasing a video for the single “Rite Nah,” which features Dizzy Wright, next week.
Trademark Da Skydiver says he created the Flamingo Barnes persona in 2012 in order to find his voice as a recording artist.
“For a long time, I’ve been wanting to put out this particular type of music,” Trademark Da Skydiver says in an exclusive statement to HipHopDX. “I’m not putting it into any particular category. I just want to do my thing. Just do me, be me and collaborate with whoever I want to collaborate with. That’s what Mingo Music is and I had to create the Flamingo Barnes persona to get that out of myself.”
Trademark has recorded under different names before. In 2009 and 2010, he released material as Super Villain.
“Really, I have three bodies of work at this point,” he says. “My work as Da Skydiver with Jet Life, Super Villain and most recently my work as Flamingo Barnes. I can truly say that Flamingo Barnes is me. It’s really who I am.”
Trademark Da Skydiver says he is also preparing to launch his own imprint in order to give other artists a chance to shine. He recently signed Blizz, whose “Cheechn” track appeared on the A3C Volume 2 compilation in 2012 and has garnered more than 650,000 views on YouTube.
Trademark Da Skydiver’s Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale cover art and tracklisting is as follows:
2. “Rite Nah” f. Dizzy Wright
3. “Doin Me” f. Domo Genesis of Odd Future
5. “Best Believe” f. Young Roddy
6. “Get N Go”
7. “Basically” f. Smoke DZA
9. “1,000 Pounds” f. Bodega Bamz
10. “Mingo Music”
11. “Fly & Talkn Shyt” f. Fiend
12. “Million $ Man” f. Blizz
13. “I See It” f. Hardo
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