Comments on: Out of Tune: Flo Rida’s Wild Ones masters mediocrity http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/07/06/out-of-tune-flo-ridas-wild-ones-masters-mediocrity/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.10 By: not_a_hipster http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2012/07/06/out-of-tune-flo-ridas-wild-ones-masters-mediocrity/comment-page-1/#comment-548508 Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:41:13 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=39686#comment-548508 Flo Rida hasn’t “discovered” anything by re-purposing worn, tired pop elements in order to curate mass appeal for his music. As the author mentioned, he is following a tried-and-true formula for radio success – avoiding creative risk and producing an album that will be critically ignored, financially successful, and quickly forgotten. He is not weaving a pastiche out of 2000 era pop music to express any in particular or form any great insight, which makes the whole album seem pretty boring over all. While i can not contest the fact that great artists do tend to steal from other great artists, many of the peers from which Flo Rida cultivates his sound are far from brilliant. Lets be straight – Flo Rida is an entertainer, not an artist, and a mediocre one at that.

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