Flip Willson returned to the music industry and his haters had something to say. In response, Willson said HE was going to be the one to decide whether to sign a deal or stay independent. “I’m the creator,” he wrote. “The industry will swallow you up and spit you out if you don’t know you know your worth and protect it, and I’m not going to let it happen again,” he wrote, in reference to his first distribution deal back in 2006. Wilson is no stranger to controversy. In 2006 he released a documentary Live From Da Block, about underground street life, that gained national attention.
In 2007, a reporter by the name Mark Maynard who worked for a local Detroit news station (Live) did a story on Willson titled “Reality Television Hits the Hood”.
http://markmaynard.com/2007/03/reality-television-hits-the-hood/ Maynard reported on how Willson was producing and selling videos of local rappers and drug dealers bragging about their big scores, showing guns, flashing gang signs and other stereotypical content you’d expect from urban America. Unbeknownst to Maynard, Willson was an innovator. Maybnard’s story helped Wilson get noticed, including interviews from news stations in Metro Detroit and landing a photojournalist position at Channel 4 News. While there, Willson was nominated for 5 Emmys.
Willson says his return to music will have a greater impact with FaceShots. Faceshots is what the game is missing,” Willson says. With lines like “fu** roe vs wade, You should swallow kids”, ‘the track is set to ruffle feathers as well as spark political controversy.