Virginia Artist Flair, is a still voice in the No Man’s Land of rap with Revenge 2.

Right now is a very turbulent time in rap music. There has never been a year before 2021 in which the world has seen the deaths of more rappers. It’s arguable that being a rap artist could be one of the most dangerous occupations to date right now. So why is that? It’s because the line between rap lyrics and actual street reality is growing thinner and thinner by the day due to the booming demand for authenticity in rap music, ultimately resulting in a high rate of chaos and violence within rap’s inner circle. In a time like this, few things are as simultaneously unnerving yet captivating as an artist speaking from the point-of-view of a kid on the outside looking in, absolutely salivating at the opportunity to join this tumultuous Wild Wild West known as the “rap industry”. Flair is this kid’s name, and he wants blood. On September 22nd, 1997, was born.Flair was born Samuel Baldwin in Washington, D.C., and shortly moved to Alexandria, Virginia thereafter. Growing up with a troubled childhood, Flair found refuge in a recording studio at the age of 14, immediately finding his true love in music after recording his first record in 2012. Through long, hard years of work and several bouts with the harsh realities of life, including arrests, admittance into a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center, and countless other personal battles, the Virginia native has finally found himself in a good enough space to put out a body of work. After a string of releases (including his latest music video “Smash!”, featuring popular DMV artist Goonew, from Flair’s second mixtape “No Love In These Streets”), Flair confirms his blood-thirst repeatedly in his latest anticipated full-length project, “Revenge 2”. Revenge 2 is 10 concise tracks of hard-hitting, bass-heavy, pain and motivation anthems highlighted by catchy hooks and quick-witted punchlines. The album opens up with Flair giving what one may call a “serenade for the streets”, singing his heart out to a downtempo piano-driven trap beat. “We’re gonna shine forever, that’s the reality,” Flair says at the start of Revenge 2, and he makes it a point to explain why right away.There are only two features on this project, and they are from Staxxx the Bad Guy and Lul Alias. Not much is known about these two featured artists, but they are believed to be from the DMV area alongside Flair. If one were to summarize Flair’s message in this album, it would probably be that he is young and hungry, fresh off of a victory from a fight with his demons, and ready for another fight with his doubters, the rap world, and anything in between that may appear to hold him back from his success. Flair is out for revenge on any power looking to take his destiny away from him. This project should be recommended to music listeners who’re fans of Lil Durk, Rod Wave, or Lil Baby. Do yourself a favor and press play on this album. You will not regret it.

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Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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