Flo Rida has managed to float between Hip-Hop and Pop with ease and its sold him a bunch of records in the process. Read AllHipHop.com's new interview with Flo Rida below!
Time and time again, Flo Rida has proven that he has "the Midas touch." In spite of the music industry's ballyhooed downward spiral, Flo has sold more than 10 million digital copies of his popular club anthems over the past three years. For this reason, he has firmly supplanted himself as the undisputed "King of the Club."
From "Low" to "Right Round," in addition to a string of guest appearances, Tramar "Flo Rida" Dillard has crafted a sonic style that is immediately recognizable, memorable and unique. And with the release of his third studio album (on November 30, 2010), he is resolute in his reminder to the world: "there is Only One Flo."
Upon the release of the album's lead single, "Club Can't Handle Me," Flo Rida managed to squeeze some time out of his busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry – reflecting on his formative years in Las Vegas, the importance of "connecting" with fans, and his professional relationship with Walt Disney Studios.
AllHipHop.com: Although you were born-and-raised in Florida, you also spent a great deal of time in Vegas, as well. In what ways have those two regions influenced and affected the direction of your career?
Flo Rida: Living in Vegas has definitely exposed me to an international audience because people around the world travel to Vegas and party in Vegas. It definitely inspired the type of music I do. Miami has a great party environment, as well. Just being in those two places definitely influenced me and helped me come up with songs about clubbing and everything.
AllHipHop.com: During your undergraduate years at the University of Nevada, you studied international business. Considering all the things that you have accomplished thus far, what is one key business rule that you apply every time you release a new project?
Flo Rida: When I'm performing, I make sure that I do my best to connect with the fans. When it comes down to promoting yourself, you definitely want to do that. When I was going to school for international business, I never even thought that I would be at a point where I would be considered an international artist. And now, I use a lot of the skills that I gained before I dropped out. I always make sure I'm handling my merchandising, and really promoting myself, and connecting with fans during my travels around the world. It's crazy for me to say that I've been in almost every country around the world!
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