The flame was lit when he was seven. Even at such a young age, his urge to rap sparked. A year later, that simple spark ignited a growing fire. Rapping popular music of the times wasn’t enough. He had to write lyrics of his own down. Record them. Produce them. But that still wasn’t enough. When he was eleven, he started learning how to play instruments. He discovered how to meld sound and words together under his own terms. This allows him to deliver his hot lyrics over instrumentals. Furthermore, it helps him live up to his name: Flame. Hailing from Gainesville, FL, Flame started receiving national and worldwide attention while in the duo AZ IZ. The group released several mixtapes that garnered enough success to help them secure opening performances for artists such as Lil’ Wayne, T.I., Trick Daddy, and Lil’ Scrappy. Flame has performed extensively across Florida, and has even performed in Georgia. His message is clear: To be real. “My music is rooted in everyday life experiences. I want to influence people with my life, through my music. There’s a misunderstanding nowadays that you have to live a certain type of lifestyle to be a real individual. I give people all of ME in my songs. I dare to be different.” Flame rises above outside influences to deliver these messages. He’s currently working on his newest mixtape, F.L.A.M.E. (Fame Lies Among My Enemies), featuring popular singles PRESHA, Relax, and Celebrate. Flame’s scorching lyrics show off his passion for music. He pulls inspiration from all sorts of music: Hip hop, R&B, Soul, Country, Gospel… This diversity is what gives his music a unique sound. And since nothing can quench the fire that began from a child’s spark years ago, Flame sets his sights on setting the music industry on fire.