There's a true meaning behind the moniker F.L.Y. which stands for Fast Life Youngstaz because for the three young artists, their lives are indeed on the fast lane. Sweeping the nation with "Swag Surfin'", the Hip-Hop group consisted of Mook (21), Myko McFly (20) and Vee (22) are on the verge of taking over the nation with their distinguished movement. Just like Soulja Boy in 2007, F.L.Y. have their style.
AceShowbiz got the chance to interview all the members, digging deeper on who they are and what their debut album brings upon the table. So they came from Stone Mountain, Georgia as high schoolers who found a click in being one-piece. But they were not only a bunch of rookies for at his young age Mook was already in another group before joining forces with Myko and Vee. One thing led to another, their determination spawned a contract with Def Jam. "It's a blessing. It's a great resume (because) it's a big record company. It's really good," Myko says.
Their debut album "JAMBOREE" was released on Tuesday, June 23 and for the group, it is a symbol of a new wave in Hip-Hop. "We pick the name of Jamboree because we're a new artist. It's like a kick out of a new season, new beginning and that's where we are. We are a new sound in Hip-Hop," they gush.
To keep the record 'recent', they also use Auto-Tune but not too many. One single "Bands" is particularly a favorite for Vee because it has "a lot of metaphors" and "high energy souls". And as far as the producing panel concerns, KE produces 7 tracks in the album, so do other up and coming producers. Better, they have Young Dro from Grand Hustle and Sammie from Rowdy Records in the featured guests list. "A lot of party music. We love to party, very hard," the group say about the album.
Responding to the statement that they are easy to adapt to any kind of music, the group say they would love to collaborate with people such as Maroon 5. But first their collaborators wish list comes from home genre. "We'd choose OutKast, Jay-Z, (Lil) Wayne, Drake, Kanye (West), Beyonce (Knowles) and Mary J. Blige," they admit.
But having an album is not enough, F.L.Y. are also chewing on fashion. Dodging from the typical style, Vee opts to go with polo shirts, Myko is into skaters gear while Mook combines both. In fact, a garment line is one of their imminent forays. "We are working on it," they confirm.
With the record on the shelves, the band are doing any means necessary to support it. They are shooting a music video for the second single, working on a tour schedule, and having an album launching party in hometown on June 24. The dates for the tour will be announced in few weeks to come and they have high hopes to hit the road with other new artists like them such as Drake and Jeremih.
The buzz surrounding their music and style have been getting louder and so is the scream from their female fans. "I handle them quite well. I just keep them away from each other, so there's no fights or something like that," states Mook.
Released via Def Jam, "JAMBOREE" can be purchased via Amazon. "We just wanna tell our fans thank you for the support and we love you," F.L.Y. sign off. "And if you're ready to party, then go and get the album. You'll have so much fun listening to the album. You'll be able to listen to every track without skipping a song."
In the mean time, check out their online dance competition and learn how to 'Swag Surfin''.