Washington, D.C.-based hip-hop duo Fly Gypsy, formed by a Russian-born producer and a Jamaican-born emcee, is quickly emerging as the hottest new name in hip-hop. Since its launch in June 2009, the group released the critically acclaimed Vodka & Rum Mixtape, saw its single “2 Step/Reasons” reach No. 2 and No. 5 positions on online charts (the single is currently climbing college radio hip-hop charts), and shot a video in Jamaica with award winning director Ras Kassa (Sean Paul, Willie Nelson, Damian Marley). The video won the MTVu Freshmen contest and is currently in rotation on MTVu, as well as VH1 Soul. Fly Gypsy’s first album, Change for a Dollar, was released on December 1, 2009 and has received rave reviews from Okayplayer, PopMatters, Rap Reviews and other prominent opinion leaders.