Introducing straight from the depths of the ATX undaground, the true original Austin, Texas flavor known on the streets as FLO MOB. FLo Mob has blessed the underground with tight beats, flows and shows since the early nineties. Capturing thousands of fans and continuing to elevate the quality of rap music in the state capital.
Flo Mob, originally called FLO MOTION, started in the early nineties doing local shows and recording in shopping mall studios. Their first underground tape You Know the Name of the Game was released in early ninety-three. With little knowledge of the business side of the music game the group sold the tapes out of the trunk and at shows around the area. This sparked interest in the group and they went on to be named Austin's favorite underground act in the local newspaper in 1994.
After a name change and two other local releases the group now known as FLO MOB started to receive calls to open up for major rap acts that came to the area. Flo Mob continued to make good music and consistently performed any chance they could get. From parties to local celebrations to clubs , the M-O-B was making a strong name for itself.
In 1999 after gaining some knowledge about the business side of the music industry, FLO MOB started a record label. The first release off of the new label was called What you know about that wood?! This would be the album that put FLO MOB on the map as a force to be reckoned with. Tha Wood went on to be the anthem for the ATX. Everywhere you went someone was bumping or singing this song. It went on to become the #1 song on the local radio stations top 40 countdown. It also caught the attention of nationwide hip hop magazine BLAZE.
In April of 2000 FLO MOB was featured in the Shine section of "BLAZE" magazine. This was the section for up and coming artists who were on their way to making some major things happen in rap music. Some of the other artists featured included : The Eastsiderz, Lil Zane and Kardinal Offishall.
Since that time FLO MOB has completed two other projects. One is a compilation of all the artists on FLO MOB Records, titled In bomb we trust". And the other is the unreleased full length follow up to Tha Wood, titled Flo thousand -two.........SUPABAAD! Which is scheduled to be released early 2002.
The one common trait that each album is guaranteed to posess is the unique South- west rap style the group has perfected. Flo Mob's history begins in California but the tie that binds is the ATX. And the most interesting and promising quality of the FLO MOB has little to do with the unique style, the tight lyrics, or the elaborate stage show, it's much deeper than that. The bond the M-O-B (my - other - brother) shares dates back to childhood, and you can still find them hanging out, making music together, working on the common goal of blowing up the ATX. The loyalty and strong sense of unity has taken this group of friends very far on the road to success, and the journey has only begun.