Flo Rida Must Have A Lot Of Rollover Minutes

Apr 8th, 2009 // 8 Comments

Two-hit wonder Flo Rida is taking the “reach out and touch someone” idea to a new level, giving out his phone number to those people who actually went the extra mile to buy his record: “If they can go out and buy my albums, I can at least make the sacrifice to holler at the few people who call,” he told CNN. Presumably this means that people who only bought his record-breaking singles, but didn’t go the extra mile to Mail On Sunday or R.O.O.T.S. (which, according to Hits, sold about 55,000 copies in its first week in stores—a far cry from “Right Round”‘s one-week total of 636,000 downloads). “A lot of times I’m busy so they’ll get my voice mail. And if I can speak to them and I have time, I always text back. Because I think that’s very important.” Now that’s service! In case you want to ring him up, the number is… after the jump.



305-528-2786. Have fun. Ask him about the Mets game!

Flo Rida answers the call [CNN; HT juiceandgin]

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  1. Thierry

    Souljaboy gave out his cell number on Twitter the other day as well. I’m assuming he’s gotten a fair share of “Yeagh!!! Trick Yeagh!!!” messages on his voicemail by now…

  2. Mr. Guy

    No mention of Mike Jones? He did this whole “give-out-your-cell-number” thing first.

  3. Al Shipley

    Are there any kind of stats out there for the lowest-selling albums that have generated Hot 100 chart-toppers? Molanphy?

  4. doublewhiskycokenoice

    @Mr. Guy: TOTALLY agree. the fact that CNN had this article up was even more offensive. Mike Jones is the true OG on this and has been doing it so long that he actually had to change numbers and get a new one, which he promptly posted online.

    This whole thing is a further slap in the face to H-Town, which is in the process of attempting a revival through the releases of Slim Thug, UGK, and Mike Jones this spring. I’m patently offended by the fact people failed to do their due diligence (or willfully ignored the obvious past) and are promoting this guy as being legit.

    Then again, the fact that Flo Rida stole this idea from someone else, refashioned it as his own, and the public immediately jumped on it as being the greatest thing since slice bread and a work of pop genius really only further exemplifies Flo Rida’s career as basically a musical version of Hollywood (read: churning out remake after remake with nary an original screenplay because originality is not where the money is) and ultimately a paradigm for the decline of creativity, or perhaps the acceptance of creativity, by the popular mass of our generation.

  5. Maura Johnston

    @doublewhiskycokenoice: hey, ugk sold more copies than flo rida on the album charts this week. so.

  6. Anonymous

    “Then again, the fact that Flo Rida stole this idea from someone else, refashioned it as his own, and the public immediately jumped on it”

    i wouldn’t confuse cnn doing an article on this with “the public immediately jumping on it.” and anyway i doubt this was pitched by a cnn writer (do these exist?) as much as backhanded by a label exec

  7. Anonymous

    btw

    “If they can go out and buy my albums, I can at least make the sacrifice to holler at the few people who call,”

    lol @ “holler”

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