Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida, is an American rapper and singer-songwriter.
His parents raised him and his seven sisters together, some of whom sang in a local gospel group.
Dillard's brother-in-law was a hype man for local rap group 2 Live Crew, and while in ninth grade, Dillard
joined an amateur rap group called the GroundHoggz.
His work with 2 Live Crew member Fresh Kid Ice attracted the attention of DeVante Swing, a member of the band
Jodeci. However, he was rejected by several of the major labels, so he sought many other jobs outside
He returned to Florida to continue pursuing his music career after receiving a phone call from
a representative of the independent label Poe Boy Entertainment.
Tramar Lacel Dillard
September 16, 1979 (age
Carol City, Florida, United States
6' 3" (1.91 m)
Hip hop, electronic