5 Minutes With Mr Flyboi
19-year old Mr FlyBoi has steadily been building his following in the last few years since 'The FlyTape Vol. 1' was released back in 2010 and his name has recently been brought up by some established stars. The young rapper, who dropped the mixtape 'Black Balloons' a few months back, lists highlights of his career so far as "performing support for Tinie Tempah. He approached me and named me as ‘one to watch’, which was a big deal.
“Also on a separate occasion while supporting Labrinth, he approached me after to say he loves what I do. He asked who was producing my tracks and when I told him it was actually me he was a bit taken aback [laughs]. That really helped me to believe in myself!"
Also part of a four man production outfit named The Unsocialites consisting of himself, Breaks, Nico and Jack, they also have an indie/rock side project called FlyGone with Nico on bass and Jack on guitar; to date, they have sold over 5,000 copies of their debut EP.
Mr FlyBoi and The Unsocialites team are currently putting together his urban pop EP, with a track called 'Party Anthem' slated to be the lead track.
"My aim is to try put UK hip-hop on the map internationally, and follow in the steps of the likes of Tinie Tempah.”
Words: James Walsh (@JW_DittoMusic)