Today we’d like to introduce you to Flex Da Reaper.
Hi Flex, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
I am currently 21 years old. I was originally born in Rimini, Italy, but I’m a Nigerian girl, both parents. I moved to Georgia when I was seven years old, and have been here ever since. I’ve been singing and musically inclined my entire life, from elementary school chorus to playing flute in my preteen middle school years. I began rapping when I was 12 in band class, freestyling with the boys. I went from recording myself in my bedroom closet with an iPhone and headphones, to basically begging my neighbor to record a track for me since he had a studio at home. He respectfully declined, but he then blessed me with his old broken USB mic. I just found headphones around the house and used my HP and FL studio. I’ve been unstoppable ever since. At this age, I was 15. That’s when it all started. A lot happened between the ages of 18 and 21, so instead of making music a pastime, me and my toxic ex decided making music was a passion of mine and could change lives of the people I care dearly about if I became a bit more consistent. With that being said, for the last year, I’ve been performing and pushing my music to the masses. I know everyone won’t like my sound, but I also know some will. The hope I’m holding onto is that enough people will love my music, enough people will feel my pain, and enough people will feed my hunger. I’m all in with this. I’m so ready to perform sold-out shows, it’s crazy. My supporters are already the loves of my life. They help me feel seen and loved. I adore them with every inch of me.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It’s been the furthest from smooth. My mental health is already a rollercoaster, so adding the uncertainty of trying to break boundaries unforeseen is beyond me. Every day I try my best to keep going, wishing the things I see in my head will finally realize and I become Tiana! I want my fairytale ending. Music makes me feel alive because I don’t know where I’d be without it, realistically.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I’m an entertainer! I specialize in flair and wow factor. I honestly feel as if I’m a marketing genius without a budget. The things I see in my head are crazy! I make those things visible as much as I can, but you know money talks! I’m most proud of my music videos so far. I’ve put thousands into those and friends/videographers have made them amazing. I feel like what sets me apart is raw authenticity. I’m not here to please anyone, nor do I really care who doesn’t like me. I love those who love me and genuinely support my supporters. I’m like a fine wine, not for everyone. If you’re rooting for me, I love you so much and I’m rooting for you. I’d like to be in a position to help my supporters in some way. Just want to give the love back.
Can you talk to us about how you think about risk?
No risk, no reward. I sometimes risk too much. I get nervous that my willingness to take risks gets me in the most trouble. I get to a point where I don’t think about what could happen, only what I want to happen. Someone save me please, I know this isn’t my world lol. Hopefully, the reward will come because my entire life is a risk, tbh.
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/flexdareaper/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/flexdareaper
- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgnyLkaFb1IyT_UvkPq1rkQ
- SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/flex4pres