Flo Rida, unsurprisingly a native Floridian, is an MC who toured as a teenager with 2 Live Crew's Fresh Kid Ice and began popping up on high-profile mixtapes by 2006, most notably DJ Khaled's We the Best -- on "Bitch I'm from Dade County," he appeared with the likes of Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, and Dre (of Cool & Dre).
Signed to the Atlantic-distributed Poe Boy that year, he recorded Mail on Sunday, which was released in March of 2008. "Low," featuring T-Pain, was the album's lead single; it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. A year later he returned with the album R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle), featuring the massive club hit "Round." Only 1 Flo, Pt. 1 appeared in 2010 with some tracks produced by dance music star David Guetta. On his 2012 release, Wild Ones, productions from Dr. Luke, Avicii, and Axwell would continue along this dance direction, with the album offering up two big hits, "Whistle" and "Good Feeling." ~ Andy Kellman, Rovi