Tampa, Florida has a powerhouse that goes by the name, Flex Winter – Flex was a childhood nickname given to him due to his government name (no surprise due to his natural charm and wit) – Winter is his late mother’s maiden name: ” I carry it as a sign of respect for her.” The EP “Flex N Friendz” is a collaborative effort put together by Flex to bring more of a sense of community to the music/creative scene in Tampa. He gathered some of Tampa’s most promising producers, engineers & fellow artists to put together this short yet sweet masterpiece.
“Flex N Friendz” offers a variety of tracks to turn up to, the replay value on this EP is undeniable! Track number 1 “Zoned Out” was produced by @ndroidbeats and ft. @Migs718. Track number 2 “Wristwatch” was produced by @__glitchii__ and ft. @richieguapo. Track number 3 “Fuck Trust” was produced by @lil_igor and ft. @yzm.iii. Track number 4 takes a melodic turn, highlighting Flex’s innate ability to be versatile. “Love Games” was produced by @sodanswishers ft. @frankiesoutside. Track number 5 “Cameras” reverts back to the high energy tones that mostly takeover the EP. It was produced by @prodbyezn ft. @outsidesuo.
Flex is one of those artists that truly stand out to me; his work ethic is noticeable and so is his authenticity, two qualities that shine through his image and talent alone. A man of community and togetherness, anything outside of that is “above him now.” In a time when the ap music scene in particular is saturated with the inauthentic and masked as such, he is an artist I am happy to work with and truly enjoy his music. For artists like Flex, it’s always deeper than the music: “Music has always been special to my heart, growing up with my dad I never got to talk bout how I felt. Hearing artists like Cudi talk about stuff I felt but never knew how to say, absolutely helped mold me into the person I am today. My goal is to do the same for someone else, to touch people’s hearts and minds.”
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