Flo Rida Readies 'Only One Flo' Sequel, 'Only One Rida'
Flo Rida promises that he'll be dropping his next album -- "Only One Rida (Part 2)," the sequel to 2010's "Only One Flo (Part 1)" -- "before the summer."
"I have a lot of songs," the rapper reports to Billboard.com. "Even when I was working on 'Only One Flo,' I had more than enough songs. Right now it's about going in the box and picking out what I think are the hardest records. For the most part I'm just staying in the studio, on top of touring. I'm on planes recording on my iPhone, things like that, and just basically focusing on the album."
No release date has been set, but he's hoping to bring it sooner rather than later because "the fans are intrigued. They're hitting me up on all the social sites -- Twitter, Facebook, my own web page -- which I'm really happy about."
Flo Rida says he's been thinking about the two-part album concept "prior to me even putting out my first album" in 2008, and he acknowledges it's a bit of a gimmick. "Having my name broken into two parts, Flo and Rida, I was thinking it would be great to do a double disc or something of that nature," he explains. "But instead of just putting the double disc together, my business partners and I decided we could just put out one part, which would be 'Only One Flo,' and then we could put out 'Only One Rida' later -- basically just the whole cleverness of the name."
"Only One Flo" is currently on its third single, "Who Dat Girl" with Akon, while Flo Rida is also part of David Guetta's new smash, "Where Them Girls At" with Nicki Minaj. As for who will feature on "Only One Rida," he says with a laugh that, "I know you'll have Flo Rida on there. Other than that, I'm not sure right now. That'll be something spur of the moment. I look forward to doing another record with David and another record with Nicki. I'm sure I will, but I don't know if it will be for ('Only One Rida') or not."