Want to write a hit single for Flo Rida? Well first of all, don’t be all soft and feminine. FACT got their hands on an email from Flo Rida’s team that details exactly what they’re looking for, and it’s kind of hilarious… or depressing, depending on how you look at it. Keep in mind, Flo Rida has had nine songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100, and he’s got over 18,000,000 Facebook fans.
Read the email below:
I’ve attached a Zip file (Idea & Instrumental) for a Flo Rida idea that the whole team love the melody.. Just needs new lyrics.. Lyric brief is below..Would be great if you had any songwriters who could nail it!
Overall key with Flo Rida is to be masculine, macho, and iconic. Meaning we stay away from soft topics (like “your beautiful” or anything with love in it, unless something nonromantic like “I Love This Shit”).
We try to use concepts that have been #1s before but not interpolate (example “Jump” has been a #1 for Van Halen, Pointer Sisters, Kriss Kross, House Of Pain, and others). We love catch phrases, edgy/sexual double entendres, commands, and HUGGGEEEE melodies + lots of energy.