This is my 1st online interview for this blog, and I would like to introduce everyone to Pictons own “FLO”
Keef- Whats up flo?
KEEF – 1st off how did you get into hiphop and how did you get the name FLO?
Flo - I use call myself ”Backwordz” and I didn’t like it, so I went with WhiteFlo, then dropped the white, and kept Flo, its how I spit… with flow! I got into hip hop about 6 years ago, I was 15 writing rhymes free styling over beats. I was about 18 when I recorded my 1st song with Static the mic addict in Canmore Alberta.
Keef- How did you hook up with Static?
Flo- I got to know him threw my job, I was painting a hostel, he was working there also. He said he was doing the local open mic, I was stoked because he was like my idol because he was doing it!
Shows, writing, recording and we just ended up doing my 1st recorded track, “POCKETS”
Then I tore my Acl And Meniscus in my knee while skateboarding.
That brought me back to Ontario and I met this guy who goes by the name of
‘Illest Marx” who at the time lived in my home town of Picton.
KEEF- So what happened from there.
Flo- I freestyled for him and blew him away, and from there I became his protégé. He took me to DC STUDIOS located in Picton where he was signed. I showed up and freestyled and they were like WTF! They loved it and from there I signed with DC, and they help me get this far so far. I got to give a big thanks to “Alex the Heist Herst” my producer, he has helped me out a lot. Also DJ Lone Ronnin, he has shown me different styles I did not listen to before like Brother Ali, Slug, indi stuff. I was caught up in Eminem, Pac and Lil’Wayne
KEEF- Yo, no offence but I hate Lil Wayne, you ever listen to LA COKA NOSTRA?
Flo- Nope, but I will be checkin it now, I am so open to the new.
Keef- Who is your favorite Canadian M.C.’s
Flo- Choclair, Spesh K, Wordburglar, Mr. Burns, Classified, BIG UPS!
Keef- Yeah Wordburglar is dope!
So where do you see yourself in a few years, still involved in music?
Flo- I hope to be doing more shows, more CD’s, I think the name FLO will be well known in Ontario.
Keef- Well this is why I made this blog, to get people like yourself noticed.
Flo- I want to be heard.
Keef – To tell you the truth, I HATE so much Hip Hop right now. I was on facebook and WORDBURGLAR posted your video. I was like “What is this low budgeted shit?” It started up and I was like “YO HE GOT SOME SKILLS!”
Flo- thanks man, I aint got a dime, but I grind, I do what I can do, and what I can.
Keef- it’s the struggle, I respect that!
Flo- I hope for one day it to be a jiffy, and I can just run with it, NO STRESS!
KEEF- Well the song is very catchy!
Flo – great track, one of my best!
Keef- thanks Flo, all the best!
In closing, FLO has the potential to go places with his music. He has all the ingredients to be famous, he comes clean, he is staying true and he has hunger.
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