Flo Rida, real name Tramar Lacel Dillard (born September 16, 1979), is a rapper and songwriter from Miami, Florida. 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, several of which have been certified gold or platinum. Meanwhile, his album sales have tended to be rather poor in comparison (none of them have been gold certified in the United States). Described by Stephen Colbert as "the last black man willing to be associated with the state of Florida".
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- 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".
- Double Entendre: "Can ya blow my whistle, baby, whistle, baby!" In case you couldn't tell, it's not actually about whistling.
- Epic Fail: Flo Rida, a Grammy Award-nominated 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.
- The Four Chords of Pop: "Whistle."
- In Da Club: Most of his songs' themes are centered around being clubbing. "Club Can't Handle Me" epitomizes this; it's right down to the title.
- Inverted with "My House", which takes place in his house rather than the 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", Enrique Iglesias' "There Goes My Baby" and Lady Gaga's "Starstruck".
- Singer Namedrop: He 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.
- Understatement: In "I Don't Like It, I Love It", he sings about his love for a girl and how he doesn't just like her, he loves her.
- Wolverine Publicity: He's had the chance to collaborate with Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias, Lady Gaga, Pitbull, T-Pain, Jennifer Lopez, Chris Brown, and Sia.