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    Flo Rida feels a lot like Tom Brady or Eli Manning right about now. The rapper's No. 3-peaking single "Good Feeling" is about to become even more ubiquitous after it's featured in a commercial for Budweiser, titled "Eternal Optimism." The song is juxtaposed against The Cult's "She Sells Sanctuary" to demonstrate how Budweiser has spanned time and culture throughout its history - apparently just enough to make Flo Rida one happy rapper.

    "I was in the studio last night recording when I got a chance to see the commercial," the rapper tells Billboard.biz. "It was almost like I'm playing in the Super Bowl because I'm getting a big payday as well. I was like, 'You know what, I didn't think about this, I'm like one of the players on the field getting paid.'"

    Check out the commercial above, and head to Billboard.biz to read the full post! What do you think of the Budweiser spot?

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  • Flo Rida will perform "Good Feeling" with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, live from Indianapolis following the Super Bowl - THIS Sunday, February 5th! Fallon's special will follow the big game, the season premiere of 'The Voice' and the late local news. The 'Late Night' post-game extravaganza will cap several days of Super Bowl-related shows, as Fallon and house band the Roots headed to Indianapolis earlier this week. Make sure you tune in to watch Flo's performance this Sunday only on NBC!

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  • In case you missed it today, check out Flo performing "Good Feeling" on ELLEN!

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  • Tune in to Ellen TODAY, February 1st to watch your #1 Poe Boy Flo perform his international smash hit "Good Feeling" as part of Ellen's "Fantastic February"! Check your local listings for airtimes, and make sure you pick up "Good Feeling" on iTunes HERE!

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  • Flo Rida shares his thoughts on Etta James.

    'Her passing away really touched me,' says Miami rapper who sampled her on 'Good Feeling'

    Over the last 50 years, with 1960's "My Dearest Darling," her signature 1961 ballad "At Last” and later her 1978 Jerry Wexler-produced comeback album Deep in the Night, Etta James – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted singer, who died of complications related to leukemia last week at age 73 – remained a signature staple of music's great conversation.

    And while the music world mourns the major loss that James' passing signifies, her legacy lives on in a rather unlikely locale – the current Billboard Hot 100 chart: James' vocal intro to 1962's "Something's Got a Hold on Me" provides the ear-catching hook to rapper Flo Rida's chart-topping club jam "Good Feeling.” It also lays the groundwork for electronic dance music producer Avicii's smash hit "Levels."

    To that end, the iconic singer has garnered a new generation of fans - although some may not necessarily know who they're listening to at first. "[Fans are] very surprised," says Flo Rida, speaking to people's wonderment when learning who provides the smoky vocal hook on his hit single. "But I bring it to their attention [that's it Etta James] immediately."

    Primarily known for his four-on-the-floor party-rap bangers, the 32-year-old rapper, born Tramar Dillard, surprisingly grew up quite fond of the late singer; he says that his multi-instrumentalist father was "very fond of Etta James"

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    January 20, 2012

    "I'm deeply saddened by the passing of the Great Etta James and I will be forever grateful for the gift she Blessed me with." - Flo Rida

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