People actually started calling me "Flour" by that spelling due to what I was doing at that particular time. The spelling and the meaning of my name (Flowers) changed after an extremely tragic event took place. A guy that I knew who was actually mentally challenged got a hold to some of my work and became addicted. He asked his mother for $10.00 one morning and she refused to give it to him. He killed her by stabbing her. Soon after he then took his own life by hanging himself in jail. I then decided to quit that game. I thought to myself, "I am killing my people with this product." My former name, "Flour," already had a buzz and personality and being that I saw the negative aspect of the name with that spelling & it had attracted so much attention, I decided to keep the pronunciation but, change the spelling.
I figured that I was or had taken lives selling that product and I am done with that part of my life, I now give life back through my music just like how trees, plants and flowers do for us humans. We as people can not survive without those essential things, so I adapted the name with its natural spelling. What made "Flowers" want to get into the rap game? Mele Mel, who by all true emcees standards is the greatest emcee to ever hold a mic. I saw him at Evander Childs High School Field performing and it was the most incredible sight I had ever seen. I related to him, what he was saying and what he was doing. I said to myself: I can do that and here is where I am. I was 9 years old when I first started rhyming or emceeing. I've rocked with the greatest originators, in this sport, and the best part of it was learning. My musical influence was first and foremost my brother Afrika Bambaataa and the Universal Zulu Nation which I’ve been apart of since 13 years of age, Pow-Wow, Globe, Mele Mel, Dot-A-Rock, Rodney- C, KRS, Ghostface, Raekwon, Nas, the God Rahkim Allah, Lyricist of the nature. The game itself makes me different. Nowadays everyone’s saying the same things and singing the same songs. It’s even come to people who claim to be real with this hiring writers and spitting other peoples so called gangster. I think way outside of the box and you can definitely detect that in my music. What I bring to the industry is what’s missing in the industry today; the realism, the true essence of Hip-Hop that corporate America has taken and replaced with the face of sex, drugs, violence, money and corruption with. I’m bringing back straight music, real feelings and true hip-hop.
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Michelle Alene~ I worked for Warner/Elektra/