As a skateboarder, Royal Flush is forever synonymous with Keenan Milton (RIP) and Gino Ianucci in Girl Skateboards’ ‘Mouse’. The combination of immaculate tricks dubbed to the instrumental of Royal Flush’s ‘Worldwide’ with it’s stabbing violin strings is both haunting and mesmerizing.
I’m not sure if Royal Flush is aware that a good percentage of his debut album sales can be linked to this moment in skateboarding videography. As a Hip Hop head, I already knew about Royal Flush from his various features on mixtapes and albums. In 1997, Wu-Tang Clan released ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ and Notorious BIG posthumously released ‘Life After Death’, both multi-platinum selling hit albums. It’s no wonder sales for ‘Ghetto Millionaire’ weren’t as impressive as they should have been. Thankfully, here’s a reminder to hit rewind and listen back to an above-average debut album.Continue reading “Hit Rewind // Royal Flush – Ghetto Millionaire”