With recent singles “Good Feeling” and “Wild Ones” storming the Top 10 of the Hot 100, Flo Rida has continued a hit parade that started with tracks like “Low,” “In The Ayer,” “Right Round” and “Club Can’t Handle Me.” Now, the Florida artist is ready to unveil his latest full-length of pop-rap: his fourth studio album, “Wild Ones,” will be released on July 3 through IMG/Poe Boy/Atlantic.
“With this album, there’s gonna be a lot of No. 1s, so that’s why I came up with the title ‘Wild Ones,'” Flo Rida (real name: Tramar Dillard) tells Billboard. “I made it my business to be inspired by just traveling around the world, and just coming up with some music that the world can enjoy — to take this from local to national to international.”
The follow-up to 2010’s “Only One Flo (Part 1)” will include “Good Feeling,” which features Avicii and samples Etta James’ “Something’s Got A Hold on Me”; “Wild Ones,” featuring Sia; and “Whistle,” a new single which debuted at No. 64 on last week’s Hot 100. The rapper that he recently shot “Whistle’s” music video in Acapulco, Mexico, after traveling to Dubai for the “Wild Ones” video. And although Flo’s Ke$ha-assisted 2009 hit “Right Round” spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, he believes that “Whistle” “will probably be the biggest record I’ve done yet.”
Next up for Flo Rida is an appearance on “The Voice” on Tuesday night (May 8), as well as scattered tour dates before the album release, including radio station summer blowouts in Massachusetts and Philadelphia. And get ready for more Flo Rida to invade Top 40: the rapper says he wants to take “each and every record” on “Wild Ones” into the Top 5. “I’m just taking things to new heights, and we’re here for the marathon,” he says, adding, “Maybe the next album will be called ‘Marathon.'”