“Cash Rules Everything Around Me. F—k you mean, just the same jealous ass n—-s that’s around me.” I couldn’t say it any better than that. Meet Flo Kennedy, a poetic femcee from Harlem, NY. Many people say she gives them an Andre 3K / Lauryn Hill hybrid feel, and I couldn’t agree more. She gives off a sense of if Kendrick Lamar was a woman from 125th and Lennox.
This 22 year old femcee’s goals are to speak to her people through her pen and to supply her culture with classic blends of Spoken Word Poetry and Hip-Hop. And that can be witnessed through her most recent track titled, “C.R.E.A.M.” A great play on Wu-Tang‘s hit song of the same name. Flo does just what she sets out to. Her flow on this song is melodic and mesmerizing. What I adore about this track is the reason why I compare her to Mr. Lamar, and that’s her ability to be socially conscious without being preachy. You can make a song with a message without it sounding like an after school special. And Flo Kennedy proves that. The production of this track is top notch. Don Solo really took a classic Hip-Hop song, flipped it, and made his own masterpiece. “C.R.E.A.M” really deserves multiple plays on your playlist and Flo Kennedy needs to be at the top of your list as someone to look out for. I, for one, am dying to see what Flo will do next. Maybe those jealous dudes will make her “Bring The Pain.” One can dream, right? –Pooh Bailey