Break: “Take Notice”
Also Check: “My Thoughts”
And: “Dream Killer 2.0″ featuring Laws
Name: Hollywood FLOSS
Reppin’: Houston, Texas
My style and/or skills have been compared to: My style is very diverse, down south mixed with east coast influence. I have been called a southern Lupe Fiasco. Fun music with a message!
I started rapping: I’ve always rapped for fun, but 2008 is what I consider me taking it serious and releasing projects that I am proud of (House of Dreams and Art of Fiscal Intelligence). I produce, as well.
My standout records and/or moments have been: My personal favorite records that I have received recognition for are “She A Dime,” “When The Worlds Against You,” and “She Said.” And it might not mean much to some, but being in XXL and The Source has been a dream since reading both magazines as a kid.
I’m gonna change the game by: I don’t think you can necessarily change the game, but you can help improve it. I want to bring back hard work, creativity, and being yourself! I think what made the golden era a great time in music was the fact that you could differentiate the talent. DJ Quik didn’t sound like Public Enemy, Nas, or A Tribe Called Quest; there was individuality! So many of the new artists are blending together and it’s the same sounding music coming out, so fans don’t invest in them.
My goal in hip-hop is: My goal is not just hip-hop but to make music in general! I don’t want to ever put myself in a box or be afraid to grow with my music. I definitely want to make a career in music and tour for the rest of my life.
I’d like to work with: The Neptunes, Sean Price, Cee Lo, Lupe Fiasco, The Cataracs, Murs, Gwen Stefani, Mos Def … I’m willing to work with whoever wants to make great music.
I’m gonna be the next: Hollywood FLOSS. The one and only. But to be fair, I’d love to use music to move into acting and fashion eventually like Andre 3000.