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Zflame brings positive vibes with pop-infused rap
COLUMBIA, TN – Zflame is no stranger to the big stage. His time auditioning for America’s GotTalent gave him an extra dose of experience in the music industry. And though that experience didn’t end with a victory on the show, it did give him a new perspective on the music industryand new stories to share through his art.
Today, he’s sharing that journey with his first album “Love, Faith, Hope,” which is currently available on all digital distribution sites and is scheduled to drop a CD on Oct. 26. It’s a versatile album with a lot of different vibes, all of which are positive and point back to the themes presented by the album title. And though he raps and sings on the album, Zflame said it’s more of a pop project with rap than anything in the hip-hop or R&B lane.
“I incorporate different things with rap that doesn’t necessarily get touched on a lot,” he said. “I’m very different than most rappers, or even some of the singing rappers. My lyrics and vocals are what help me to stand out, plus I have a very storyteller approach.”
That penchant for storytelling started when he was just a young student in elementary school participating in plays and musicals. At around age 10 he started to develop an interest in music and it wasn’t long after that he started rapping. He did that for about five or six years before he started adding singing, which was also around the time that a couple of hardships entered into his life. His father got very sick when Zflame was a sophomore in high school and for the next three years had to live in a nursing home before he eventually passed away. Zflame found himself battling depression and turned to drugs to numb the pain. But music and good friends helped pull him out of that dark time, and today he has been clean for two years. He credits his twin brother and mother for their support over the years, and said his faith as a Christian is something that has pulled him through and which finds its way into his music, as well.
“Music is definitely what keeps me clean,” he said. “And now I want to make music for anybody and everybody to help them in the same ways that music helps me. When they’re down and out, we can have fun together or share a cry. My music can help you get mad or get inspired and anything in between. I definitely want to be a positive figure, and for that reason I don’t use any profanity in my music. I want to be able to be played by 5-year-olds, teenagers and even grandmothers.”
Zflame said he’s planning a release party for “Love, Faith, Hope” at Sky Bar and Grill in Columbia, Tennessee, on the evening of Oct. 26.