Happy 28th birthday to Television Presenter,Model,Rapper(goes by the stage name of J-Flo) and Rhythm City Actor Jesse Suntele(Mzi). He has also appeared in shows like The Queen,Ashes To Ashes and Ngempela…All the best to him🎊🎉🎁🎂💙.
Before skyrocketing as a solo artist, Flo (born Tramar Dillard) was a part of a rap group. But even then, he knew he had to create an identity for himself that would let him stand out within the band.
“When I was 17, to be a part of a group like the Groundhoggz, you definitely have to come up with a name,” the MC recalls.
Flo Rida, who was going by a different name in those days, explains that one of his friends urged him to come up with a new alias.
“At first, I was going by the name of Ruckus Pimp,” Flo recalls. “I just thought that was like a little bit out there, so I went to over to my boy’s house. He’s just like, ‘Man, we got to come up with a name today.’ ”
The MC explains that he brainstormed for a while before finally taking inspiration from the place he grew up, the Sunshine State. “So, OK, I sat up there for about an hour and finally, it hit me,” he says. “Take Florida, break it in half and there you go: Flo Rida.