MP3 Frankie Flowers - The Storyteller
An artist that brings a breathe of fresh air to hip hop while still maintaining soul and inspiration through his lyrics.
9 MP3 Songs in this album (35:04) !
Related styles: HIP-HOP/RAP: Hip Hop
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Frankie Flowers was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. His mother was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus after his birth. He has 2 siblings, an older brother on his mother’s side, and a younger brother on his biological father’s side that he never met. Frankie’s father left his mother before he was born, only to make two brief appearances later in his life. Frankie was fortunate enough to have a step father take on the responsibility of raising he and his brother while not being of the same ethnic background.
Frankie Flowers began his music career in late 2006 after losing a bet to a fellow Milwaukee MC and close friend Young Focus (of “The Cranberry Show.”) Frankie has always been an avid listener of hip hop, particularly focusing his attention on lyrics and storytelling since the days of Keith Murray all the way up to Lloyd Banks. Frankie, being a man of his word, wrote his first song titled “Real Talk Tru Stories”, which talked about his struggles in the real world, coping with the breakup of his high school sweetheart, and why he chose to drop out of college. Shortly after, Frankie decided to continue writing because it was his way of healing and letting go of emotions that he kept bottled up inside of him. Frankie followed up with his second song “In the city where I’m from”. This was the first song that displayed Frankie’s social awareness and ability to convey messages from in insider’s point of view to inform people that never knew of Milwaukee as being a city with a notorious crime scene. His third song was his first collaboration called “Lolly Pop”. With Milwaukee MC Young Focus, the two artist decided to write a PG-13 like song, shying away from being sexually explicit , but making the imagery well known. After passing out the song to local high school and middle school students, Frankie decided to change his lyrical approach. No longer was he going to help be apart of the problem. He vowed to stay away from writing songs that degraded women, falsely talked about things he did not have, glamorize materialism or rap about any violence. Realizing the impact his songs had on people throughout the city, Frankie decided to enter a talent showcase a few months later. Talent Showcase Live aired on local news channel Fox 6 in April of 2007. Frankie won the showcase and from that moment on he began entering showcases all over the Milwaukee area. He routinely traveled to Chicago and Joliet Illinois to compete on a regional level but never advanced. A Few months later Frankie then moved to Los Angeles California to pursue his music ambitions full time.
The Storyteller was recorded in Anointed By God Studios in Van Nuys California, Eagle Rock Studios in Eagle Rock California, Jazzin World Studios in North Hollywood California, and the world class Westlake Studios in Santa Monica California. Frankie Flowers main producer for this album was childhood friend Kellen "Klassik" Abston in Milwaukee Wisconsin, who produced 1. Hip Hop 4. BB 5. You’nt Love Me 6. For You 7. Now I Hate You 8. Do You??? and 9. Judgment Day. Jazzin World Corporation in North Hollywood California produced 3. Black In America. The Connect DVD in Milwaukee Wisconsin produced 2. The Good Ole Days. All songs were written during 2007 and 2008 by Frankie Flowers.