- Words Solly Warner
- Interview Tiffany Calver
20-year-old Atlanta rapper, Flo Milli, is proving she’s more than just a viral hit.
Flo Milli perfectly exemplifies the power of the “Gen Z age of music” that we are currently in. The rapper went from gathering some interest on Instagram and Soundcloud to gaining huge traction with the release of her debut track “Beef FlowMix” in 2019, especially catching the attention of TikTok users.
The young artist has shown the power of social media platforms with her song becoming an immediate viral sensation. With thousands upon thousands of uses in TikTok videos overnight, this almost instant success may unsettle most people, but the 20-year-old seems to be taking it in her stride.
From teens dancing in their bedrooms to the likes of fellow female superstars, Missy Elliott, Cardi B, Kehlani, SZA, and Janelle Monae, Flo Milli has already gained a huge array of fans. This overwhelming surge of interest around the world has contributed to Flo Milli amassing over 180 million streams to date on her highly anticipated debut album ‘Ho, Why Is You Here?’, with favourite tracks including “In The Party”, “Not Friendly” and “May I”, as well as “Beef FlowMix” of course.
With her effortless confidence, standout attitude, unapologetic lyrics and youthful energy, Flo Milli is another young woman leading the way for commercially successful female artists. The 20-year-old is most definitely confident in her own skin and she wants to inspire young women to feel the same too.
Notion 88’s guest editor and Radio 1Xtra host, Tiffany Calver, picks Flo Milli as one to watch for next year. Learn more about the rapper on the rise below.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?
I like to brush my teeth, take a shower, and eat breakfast.
Tell us your first musical memory…
Singing in Church.
A song that sums up your life so far?
“Finally Rich” – Chief Keef.
If you were Prime Minister for the day – what would you do?
I would free all the real ones.
What’s your biggest learn from 2020?
Love yourself first.
You’re stranded on a remote island – you can only have five items. What are they?
My scarf, my cap, some cash, a car and food.
How did your parents react when you started making music?
They loved it.
You can only eat one meal for the rest of your life. What is it?
What has been the defining moment of your life so far?
Every moment is a defining moment to me.
What’s your hidden talent?
That I’m psychic.
If you weren’t making music – what would you be doing?
I wouldn’t not be making music to be honest, but other entertainment things, modeling, acting, etc.