We are extremely excited to have featured your latest single “Butterfly”, being a Hip Hop artist we never of heard before this, please tell us who is FLO Tha Rapper? Where are you from? How/When did you start making Hip Hop?
So my name is FLO aka FLO tha Rapper. Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. I wrote my first rhyme when I was 11 years old . From there I spent much of my childhood doing freestyles until I turned 22. From there I started writing seriously and I never looked back.
We notice your style is really Boom-Bap driven with a cutting edge twist, let us know how your style if different than all the rap artists out there!
My style is really a branch of Chicago’s origination. I love twisting fast yet pronouncing words so that the listener can understand as well. It’s a combination of doing R & B / Hiphop/ Rap. I typically like to deliver a power message in terms of what I been through in my life so that others can relate. However , I am competitive and do like the lyrical acrobatics and competition involved as well. I’m different because I feel I’m versatile. Not many if any out there can keep up with my speed, however, I can also slow it down and add an R & B feel as well.
When are you planning on dropping another project in 2019?
I have a project dropping at the latest between May 20th and June 1st. This album has features from Kobe Honeycutt who has a Grammy with Eminem and co- writer on the hit song “ Kush” by Dr. Dre. I also got a feature from Twista on the album as well. He was who I learned my style from and if I had to pick an idol, he is the one. So for me it’s a huge deal because the dream is now solidified. Also got a feature from Bo Deal who came up in the game with Waka Flocka . Lots of talent on this album and it was such a great experience going through the whole creative process.
Let us know about the creative process behind your new single “Butterfly”?
The creative process behind Butterfly was actually pretty simple. I was going through a lot of changes in my life and wanted to write a song about change. The thing most connected to change in my opinion was Butterfly. So I came up with it to try to relay to people that everybody goes through difficult times in life . However, through those changes growth happens which can be painful but in the end very beautiful.
Where do you see yourself in 5yrs?
In 5 years I see myself continuing this pursuit of music and I see myself holding a Grammy. I want to be known for the message I delivered . I want kids and people to know that no matter the struggle, you can make it. No matter what you go through in life, that with hard work and Perseverance, you can achieve anything. Which is why I named the upcoming album “ Perseverance.”
Are there any Hip Hop influences you have in the underground game that is based in your city?
How does social media playing a role in your success? How are fans/supporters helping your movement?
Social media plays a huge role because without the fans, I’m nobody. For the first time in my life, I’m finally putting myself out there and trying to vulnerable. Which sounds easy but when you speak about real life experiences, it’s not easy to show people your hurt and heart.
With this being an underground hip hop site, we always ask this important question. What is your definition of “underground hip hop”?
My definition of underground hiphop is basically hiphop that has yet to be discovered. Mostly radio and even big social media outlets are governed by record labels with tons of capital. I feel underground hiphop can still be just as profitable if not more but is just on a smaller scale in terms of marketing ability.
Where can people find you on the Internet? Drop all the vital links.
People can find my music on all platforms as I am signed to the biggest distributor which is Empire. All my music goes through them so if you search FLO you should find me. I also am on YouTube by searching “ FLO tha Rapper” or you can go to my website www.envoyhiphop.com which is my label I created for myself as an artist.
Lastly, and shout out?
Shout out to my mentor Will Gates of Open World Films for helping mentor me through this process and everybody in Chicago who has supported me through this whole journey. A lot more to come . Also special thanks to UndergroundHipHopBlog for covering my story. I’m honored.
Rap veteran Boosie Badazz knows there might never be another Cash Money quite as legendary as the late 90’s crew. The hip-hop veteran has shared an epic look at the Louisiana natives.
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OVO Sound boss Drake might have did way more than just drop a couple fire new records. Social media is currently buzzing over the 6 God allegedly firing big shots at G.O.O.D. Music president Pusha-T on his “Omertà” record.
On the record, Drizzy appears to hint at his now-infamous 2018 rap battle with Pusha and possibly coming up short in the digital feud.
“Last year, n*ggas really feel like they rode on me/Last year, n*ggas got hot ‘cause they told on me/I’m ’bout to call the bluff of anybody that fold on me/I’m buyin’ the buildin’ of every door that closed on me … The things that we’ve done to protect the name are unsettling/But no regrets, though, the name’ll echo/Years later, none greater/Death to a coward and a traitor, that’s just in my nature, yeah” (“Omertà”)
The song is produced by Deats, OZ, and E.Y. “Omertà” is defined as “secrecy sworn to by oath,” and is a term often connected to the Italian mafia. The track consists of one lengthy verse, during which Drake vents about people using his name to boost their own profiles, a possible reference to Pusha. (Genius)
Recently, Pusha reflected on dropping his “Infrared” diss record last May and targeting the rap superstar.
“It was always going to be, always going to happen. I was always going to get off. “Infrared” had to happen. We were doing the back-and-forth. He had “Two birds, one stone.” This is what rap is. He is… it is a machine in dealing with him. So we deal. But I had to do things at my own time. You can’t just jump out there. We’ve seen how that works when you just treat it like a street battle. It’s really not. You have to play chess. … Yes. It had to happen on my time. Not anybody else’s.” (Variety)
T also admitted he didn’t think the rap exchange would end so abruptly.
“I was in it for the long haul … for hip-hop. I thought this was going to be a running thing, back-and-forth. I was sure he’d have a rebuttal. I did what I wanted to do. I only deal in truth, how I see things. When you’re dealing with words, it’s a way of dealing with truth and how the pubic process that, how they interpret that. And what touches them and what touches the person you’re going against. I actually thought we were going to keep on.” (Variety)
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Barring any changes, Minaj is set to to drop her potential new album on June 21.
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West Coast rapper Game is always about putting fitness first. The hip-hop veteran has shared a sneak peek at how he’s getting his body right as he pieces together his final studio album.
Earlier in the week, the former G-Unit member shared shots of himself working out.
In the coming days, Game is expected to drop a new single called “West Side.”
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It’s been a big week for Cassie. After announcing her pregnancy, the singer is getting back to the music.
On Friday, she teased a new track called “Moments.” On the 1:45 snippet, Cassie brings the seductive vibes. “Let go and say that you want me / I can read your signals / Body language triggers / Let go and take me on your trip,” she sings.
Cassie is expecting her first child, a baby girl, with boyfriend Alex Fine. The couple announced the exciting news on social media this week and received well wishes from Cassie’s ex Sean “Diddy” Combs.