New music from the promising rapper Rippa, dubbed “Whiplash,” is a must-hear for devotees of hip hop and rap. The combination of Rippa’s flow with the heavy sounds and passionate lyrics will get your head nodding and your blood pumping. The lyrics of “Whiplash” showcase Rippa’s talent in an unfiltered manner, with the singer/songwriter touching on themes of hardship, tenacity, and the drive for success. The music video that goes along with it is just as impressive, with dramatic graphics that work wonderfully with the song. This CD showcases Rippa’s hard work and dedication to his art, and it bodes well for his future as a rap artist. Don’t pass up the chance to hear “Whiplash;” instead, give it a spin and see what all the fuss is about.