What the F Is F.D.R.?: Two Minutes With Hollywood FLOSS

What the F Is F.D.R.?: Two Minutes With Hollywood FLOSS

Beginning last week, Rocks Off started receiving emails about something called "F.D.R." Beyond that it involved a person and/or people saying words that possibly rhymed, the details were sparse. But after some mega-sleuthing (sending a few text messages), we've gathered the details.

F.D.R. is a collaboration project between rappers Hollywood FLOSS, D-Risha and Rob Jay. They will be releasing an EP called The Inauguration soon. We borrowed a few moments from the most visible of the three, FLOSS, to get some more information.

Rocks Off: What is F.D.R.?

Hollywood FLOSS: F.D.R. is acronym for FLOSS, D-Risha and Rob Jay.

RO: And why is there an acronym for FLOSS, D-Risha and Rob Jay?

HWF: We collaborated for an EP. Everybody respected each other's music so we got together. Actually, it was just me and D-Risha when we started. I decided to throw Rob on there to add something to it. He's the best lyricist in the city, people just don't get him. He reads too many books [laughs].

RO: Why this particular group of rappers? Because you wanted it to spell out F.D.R.?

HWF: You know, it was funny because you D-Risha has the "Fuck D-Risha"* thing and that spells out F.D.R. too so he already got the campaign going. But it just came together like that.

*"Fuck D-Risha" is a song that D-Risha has. In it, there is a call-and-response section where he shouts, "Fuck D-Risha!" and the crowd repeats it back to him.

RO: Why didn't you get together with UZOY, C. Stone and Kritikal? Then you all could've been F.U.C.K.

HWF: You all put it out there. I'll make the beat. We can do a song.

RO: What will F.D.R. sound like?

HWF: Well, there are some in-your-face lyrics. And we sample F.D.R. on it. And there's one song that mentions the Houston Press. It's a song about the struggle of being an underground rapper.

RO: How many songs are on the EP?

HWF: Four.

RO: This Rob Jay fellow, not a lot has been said about him. Where can someone go or what can someone listen to if they want to hear a representation of what he's capable of doing.

HWF: He has an EP he did last year called The Legend Continues. There's one song he has called "Java Script Flow" that -- I don't know what he was on when he made it. It's crazy. It's on YouTube [above].

Follow FLOSS on Twitter at @HOLLYWOODFLOSS.


Follow Rocks Off on Facebook and on Twitter at @HPRocksOff.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: