Flo Rida: The Road to Stardom and the Story Behind “Wild Ones”

Our partnership with GRAMMY blogger Arjan Writes and Microsoft Windows to host the fourth ARTIST#TALK was taken to new heights last week with guest Flo Rida, the hip-hop sensation who has sold over 70 million albums in four years.


with flo.jpg“Inside the Actor’s Studio” meets Tweet-up, meets cocktail party, ARTIST #TALK is a place for influencers from the music community to hear the stories behind the music and get to know the artist on a personal basis. And of course, attendees  got to hear Flo Rida’s new album and check out his latest videos through Beats Audio on the ENVY14 Spectre, ENVY 4, ENVY 6, Pavilion dm4 Beats Edition, TouchSmart 420 and ENVY 23 AIO.


Flo Rida’s interview was chock full of great stories – from his humble beginnings in the187th Street projects of Carol City Florida, to his break as a hypeman for 2 Live Crew, to getting a call about working with Lada Gaga,( to which he replied “Lady Who?”).  Want to hear about Flo Rida’s collaborations with J Lo, Lady Gaga and an exclusive announcement about 50 Cent? Check out the interview highlights here.


envy 6 flo.jpgThen there are the other stars of the show – HP computers. The bloggers on-hand I spoke with were impressed with its huge HD display and glass design on the new ENVY 23 and enjoyed testing out its Beats technology. But hey, don’ t just take my word on how awesome the event was – here are some choice tweets: 


@neonandnoise: Loving the HP Envy 23 All-In-One computer! It's a music blogger's dream! @hp @windows ARTIST #TALK


@TKMInspired: @Windows @HP ENVY 4 Ultrabook is the BEST! It's just what I need in a laptop. ARTIST #TALK


@theelectrocutie: Had an amazing time at the @arjanwritesARTIST #TALK event Wednesday night! Great interview with @official_flo!


@imJmi: at @arjanwrites artist #talk. @official_flo's album out now! listen on your @windows @hp = flawless sound!instagr.am/p/M9uPcsq13d/


@dadarocks: The @HP envy 23 at artist ‪#talk is sweet hd screen 23 inches of glory & ‪#beats audio sound great! @arjanwrites and @Microsoft


To cap off the evening, we surprised Flo Rida with a new HP Pavilion dm4 Beats Special Edition and a matching pair of Beats Audio headphones so he can keep jamming while he is on the road promoting “Wild Ones.”



Hey, a friendly reminder that Today, Between 12 and 1pm PT on July 17th, we’re going to be talking all about Beats Audio and the difference that it makes in HP computers. You have questions? We’ll have answers – just follow @MarkatHP, @gizmogladstone@marcopena@AFinnie@windows,@kristinalibby@brandonleblanc@daniellaycock, and @windowsblog on Twitter for the #winchat.


See you there!   

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