On January 15th, Alabama native and RCA Record’s rapper Flo Milli released her first single of the new year, “Roaring 20s”. Coming in as a follow-up to the artist 2020 album Ho, why is you here? Milli draws on witty beats and smart lyrics to emphasize her message that she’s carving her own path, and it’s going to be a memorable one.
Sampling Fiddler on the Roof, Milli creates a satirical tone to her new single. Riffing on the song’s message of “If I were a rich man”, Milli makes a clap back to her hatters and gives a direct message of power by oathing “I just came in the game and I’m doin’ damage.” The RCA Record’s rapper is making the point of her growing bank account and rising popularity to all of her naysayers, yet she lays out a message that’s far deeper. Milli throughout the song lyrically paints the story of her successes and desires.
“If I were a rich man” is a show tune from 1964 written for the musical Fidler on The Roof. The tune is about a man who dreams about Glory and one-day holding absolute wealth. Milli’s intertwining of this tune, and envisioning of herself in different positions – a country club attendee- gives an idea that she sees herself as the rich man, and throughout the song’s clap back she’s claimed the identity of being young, wealthy, and free to do what she wants.
Princess of Rap 👑👑👑👸🏾
— FLO MILLI (@_FloMilli) January 15, 2021
After “Roaring 20s” dropped, Flo Milli took to Twitter to declare herself as the Princess of rap. Coming in as bold and unapologetically authentic, Milli continues to tie together her message of a genuine identity and letting her haters know she is in a league of her own.
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