Music / Flo Rida
, real name Tramar Lacel Dillard
, is a rapper and songwriter from Miami
. He emerged in 2008 with the club anthem mega hit "Low" and has been consistently putting out Pop Rap radio hits ever since. One of the most egregious examples of a "singles artist", he has 11 Top 10 hits, and 7 songs in the Billboard end of the year Top 20, yet has had no successful albums. Described by Stephen Colbert
as "the last black man willing to be associated with the state of Florida".
Needs some Wiki Magic
- Mail on Sunday (2008)
- R.O.O.T.S. (2009)
- Only One Flo (Part 1) (2010)
- Wild Ones (2012)
- The Perfect 10 (TBA)
Tropes associated with Flo Rida include:
- Boastful Rap: Several of his songs fit this pretty well, most notably "Good Feeling".
- Epic Fail: Flo Rida, a Grammy Award-winning rapper, somehow lost to Bo Dallas, a non-rapping novelty wrestler, in a freestyle rap off. To be fair, Bo used to do freestyle rap offs with Adrian Neville and Sami Zayn back in WWE NXT, but that doesn't mitigate the fact that Flo Rida is still a professional rapper who lost to someone that's supposed to be a complete amateur.
- In Da Club
- Intercourse with You: "Wild Ones", "Sugar" and "Right Round" are good examples of this trope, but of course, "Whistle" is the main star of the show, which is the most obviously sexual, unsubtle song from him.
- A Wild Rapper Appears: More than a few instances of this, such as Jennifer Lopez's "Goin' In", Olly Murs' "Troublemaker" and Enrique Iglesias' "There Goes My Baby".
- Singer Namedrop: We does wordplay on his stage name in "Whistle": There's only one Flo and one Rida
- Shout-Out: He gives a possible shoutout to fellow rapper A$AP Rocky in "Good Feeling": .... Got a feeling it's a rap, asap. He did pronounce his name instead of spelling the initials, it's also possible wordplay on A$AP Rocky's name and the ASAP acronym.