We give you a low down on one of the biggest pop/rap sensations around – Flo Rida!
Flo Rida is a man who has made his songs appeal to almost every generation for a decade now. Right from his songs like ‘Low’ to the most recent ‘My House’, the Florida-based rapper has made a fortune with the help of his art form. But like many other struggling artists, he too had a difficult climb to reach the level of stardom he embraces now.
Flo Rida is locked and loaded to set the stage on fire at the upcoming Enchanted Valley Carnival festival in India on December 17th and 18th! This is going to be the second time the rapper sets foot in our country and, needless to say, people are hyped about what he’ll bring to the magnificent festival grounds.
Here are some fun facts you didn’t know about Flo Rida!
1. His real name is not ‘Flo Rida’. Duh!
His real name is Tramar Lacel Dillard. He was born in Carol City, Florida – a suburb in Miami. Because he was born in the ghettos of Florida and that’s where he spent most of his childhood, his stage name ‘Flo Rida‘ is an ode to his roots!
2. His first venture wasn’t hip-hop.
His first career choice wasn’t exactly to dive into the world of music. After graduating from high school in 1998, he studied business management for a period of time before jumping head-first into the world of music. But the business management lessons might have come in handy, considering his fame and wealth today.
3. Flo Rida has always given back to society and the community!
Flo Rida’s childhood was surrounded by the ghetto community, which played a huge impact on his life and livelihood. So, he makes it a point to give back to the community he grew up in, the community that shaped him. He has started the Big Dreams For Kids Foundation as well as the Florida Youth Football League. Both of these NGOs focus on providing underprivileged children with education and homes!
4. He has a twin sibling!
What many people don’t know is that Flo Rida has a twin sibling. A twin sister, to be precise! Although she hasn’t pursued a career in music like he has.
5. He found major inspiration in death.
When he was mid-way through finishing one of his earliest albums, one of his sisters died of bronchitis. As tragic as it sounds, it motivated Flo to work even harder and complete his album, which obviously was a great success.
6. He got involved in music when he was in the 9th grade!
His first brush with music was when he was in school in the 9th grade. He got involved with a group called ‘GroundHoggz‘ a group of guys who used to live together in the same apartment complex. They lived together for almost 8 years and made some amazing music!
7. The rapper is a total automobile fanboy!
When you’re one of the biggest rappers in the world, money isn’t an issue. The rapper has a strong penchant for super cars and has an impressive fleet of four wheelers. Right from his custom-made Bugatti Veyrons’, Ferraris’ and even a custom -made Maybach, he has it all! Most of his cars can be seen in his music videos as well!
8. His name is attached to several deadly viruses!
Not the real viruses, relax. Being popular isn’t always a smooth road. According to computer company McAfee, Flo Rida’s name is one of the most popular searches on the internet, which has resulted in certain users to use those searches to transfer some deadly computer viruses. Ouch! Be careful!
The rapper makes his second Indian visit on December 17th and 18th at the Enchanted Valley Carnival festival in Aamby Valley, Lonavala! Don’t miss your chance to catch him live!