Who is Hollywood F.L.O.S.S.?
Okay, so half of dude’s name is a pseudonym, the other half an acronym (Hollywood FLOSS (Flawless Lawless Opposing Stagnant Situations)), and his latest project uses a dollar sign in place of an “S”. From the jump, Hollywood seems to begging you to think of him as something different from everyone else. When Prince did this, by calling himself “The Artist Formerly Known As Prince” and then simply using a glyph, it seemed desperate but at least you knew he had the chops to back it up. What about Mr. FLOSS? Does he have what it takes?
I’ll answer that question with a question.
when it’s funny. He also drops many pop culture references, often in off-beat and unexpected ways. In fact, Hollywood FLOSS may be the most playful MC I’ve heard in years.
He’s been nominated for Best Underground Artist and Best New Act by the Houston Press this year, and it’s easy to see why. Check out the mixtape, below, for one of the best single-artist mixtapes of the year. It’s good enough to be an album.
Or just taste a key song: