Flo Rida

Tramar Lacel Dillard better known by his stage name Flo Rida (pronounced flow rider), is an American rapper. He is known for hit songs such as “Low”, featuring T-Pain, which was a number 1 hit for 10 weeks in the United States in 2008, and “Right Round”, featuring Kesha, which was a number 1 hit for six weeks; both songs broke the record for digital download sales when they were released. Other international hit singles he has had including “Club Can’t Handle Me”, “Good Feeling”, “Wild Ones” and “Whistle”. He has frequently collaborated with other artists, both on his and others’ tracks. Hit songs by other artists featuring Flo Rida include “Running Back” by Jessica Mauboy, “Bad Boys” by Alexandra Burke, and “Troublemaker” by Olly Murs.
 
Flo Rida has released four albums so far: Mail on Sunday in 2008, R.O.O.T.S. in 2009, Only One Flo (Part 1) in 2010, and Wild Ones in 2012, and he has sold more than 75 million records worldwide.
Flo Rida was born on September 16, 1979, in Carol City, Florida. His parents raised him and his seven sisters together, some of whom sang in a local gospel group.
 
Dillard’s brother-in-law was a hype man for local rap group 2 Live Crew, and while in ninth grade, Dillard joined an amateur rap group called the GroundHoggz. The GroundHoggz had been a three-man group, with members 1Bred, Key Lime, and Fist, who lived in the same apartment complex as Dillard, 187 Apartments. They started recording at underground studios in Carver Ranches.[9] The GroundHoggz, in this four-man incarnation, remained together for eight years.
 
His work with 2 Live Crew member Fresh Kid Ice attracted the attention of DeVante Swing, a member of the band Jodeci. However, he was rejected by several of the major labels, so he sought many other jobs outside of music.
 
After graduating from high school in 1998, he studied international business management at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas for two months and attended Barry University for two months. He returned to Florida to continue pursuing his music career after receiving a phone call from a representative of the independent label Poe Boy Entertainment.
 
Flo Rida signed with Poe Boy in 2006, and as Flo Rida he began affiliating with other artists, such as Rick Ross, Trina, T-Pain, and Trick Daddy. A promotional street single entitled “Birthday”, featuring Rick Ross, was his first significant release. He made his debut guest appearance with the song “Bitch I’m from Dade County” on DJ Khaled’s album We the Best, which featured Trick Daddy, Trina, Rick Ross, Brisco, C-Ride, and Dre.
 
VIP Entertainment toured Flo Rida around Australia with sell out shows and some amazing performances as seen below at the Jupiter’s Casino Pool Party.