Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Flo Rida not commercially motivated

Flo Rida isn't worried about sales figures of his tracks, as long as he can connect with his fans.
Great deals on musical instruments

Flo Rida isn't worried about his sales figures.

The US rapper has had huge success with his singles, including 'Low' - which was named the seventh most downloaded song of all time on iTunes in February this year - and 'Right Round', which reached number one in the UK and US single charts, but said commercial success isn't what he strives for.

He said: "You're trying to sell records, sell singles - do it all. But I'm not too fond of even just worrying about that.

"The most important thing is just, you know, connecting with the fans on a worldwide basis because a lot of times you'll see numbers and that doesn't play a part in the whole worldwide numbers."

Flo has also recently embraced a new sound, working with DJ and producer David Guetta on 'Club Can't Handle Me' to produce a dance music influenced hip hop hit, and Flo explained he had been very keen to fit his words to the DJs dance-pop style for a long time.

He told the Los Angeles Times: "I'd seen David's following and really wanted to work in his universe, in the European club scene. Tight, melodic raps really fit with that style."

Flo added his next album, 'Only One Flo (Part 2)' will have a more traditional hip hop sound and will be released "in the next couple of months".

Posted on 16 Dec 2010 06:30 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

Suffering an undisclosed illness, Hetfield takes things slow until his return to Denmark in September where he will "do their best to make it up to everyone".

6 Feb 2017 15:27
thumbnail

The band return to the studio to "make a bunch of racket" in a prelude to writing material for their next project. Recently interviewed bassist Mike Inez gives the lowdown.

27 Jan 2017 16:06
thumbnail

Research from the National Association for Music Education has recently highlighted the most fundamental aspects of an effective practice routine and how to be a better musician

30 Dec 2016 15:56
thumbnail

MusicRadar recently spoke to iZotope to get their opinion on intelligent mixers and how they are impacting the contemporary producer.

29 Dec 2016 13:11
thumbnail

The grandfather of virtual reality Jaron Lanier relays a time when the first explorations into virtual reality were concerned with how to create a real air guitar.

28 Dec 2016 16:46

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Gear4music are now stocking an extremely limited 5 piece Tama Star Bubinga Exotix 5 piece shell pack with an Australian Backwood Finish, Only one in stock!

21 Feb 2017 12:42
thumbnail

A pedal that relives the glory of the last centuries' greatest synth sounds , the SYNTH9 Synth Pedal offers the player 9 timeless tones in one package.

21 Feb 2017 10:05
thumbnail

Available for purchase now at Gear4music, Stone Deaf's brand new range of amplifiers give the modern player a number of tonal options and sizes to explore!

20 Feb 2017 16:40
thumbnail

Taking the best features of active and passive pickups, then merging them into one versatile pickup, Duality offers the player a versatile selection of tones.

20 Feb 2017 13:42
thumbnail

Tailor made and resolutely custom, SJC deliver the goods once again with some exclusive offerings that are available only to Gear4music. Don't miss out!

17 Feb 2017 10:53
thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31