An artist that brings a breath of fresh air to hip hop. Compared to the likes of Common, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, and Lupe Fiasco. A lyricist dedicated to maintaining substance in his music with a mixture passion and artistic integrity. A true class act and a great storyteller for his generation.
Performed at Summerfest Thursday June 27, 2013 on the Harley Davidson Stage opening up for Talib Kweli.
Frankie Flowers first came to be in November of 2006 in the stock room of a Foot Locker. He had been writing since childhood and after coming into contact with some co-workers and friends, he decided to try his hand at rapping. By the fall of 2007 he moved to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in music full time. In December of 2008, he released his first album titled The Storyteller. This album consists of nine tracks layered with emotions and nostalgic memories that many people can relate to.
The experiences he had while living in California would provide the fuel he needed for the next path he was getting ready to embark on. After he returned home, Frankie released his sophomore album New Beginning, in December of 2009. New Beginning showcases his artistic growth and personal expansion.
He took a year off from releasing music and followed up in March of 2011 with his third album titled Never Forget. This album gave a more in depth look at Frankie's personal life and touched on issues he hadn't yet come to terms with at the time. When he returned with Never Forget, it came off to those familiar with his previous work as an odd piece seeming to be darker than usual. The album artwork was inspired by the song Think Brotha Think, and was summed up by many listeners as unapologetic music.
By the summer of 2011 Frankie teamed up with long time friend Jay One to form a high energy dynamic duo known as The Local Nobodies. In 2012 they released two projects, The Ep and The Ap, ultimately leading up to their full album The L.
In the summer of 2013, Frankie plans to grace his fans with his fourth solo album titled Phase II: The Journey. This album has been in the works for the past three years and he remains tight lipped about the progress of it and its scheduled release date. If his progress to this point is any indication, this album too will be another signature piece that carries years of playability.