Born Tramar Dillard on September 17, 1979, Flo Rida was raised by a single mother in Miami's rough neighborhood of Carol City, Florida. Music helped Flo Rida stay on the straight path. His fater was a talented musician who encouraged his son to express himself through music. Growing up, Flo Rida was exposed to mall; mkinds of music, thanks in large part to his sisters, some of whom formd a local gospel group. When he was a teenager, Flo Rida found local success rapping with a group called the Groundhoggz. At 18 he became the hype man for Fresh Kid Icefrom 2 Live Crew. Eventually, Flo Rida caught the attention of DeVante Swing, formerly of famed R&B group Jodeci and spent a few years in Los Angeles working with him. Unable to land a record deal, Flo Rida returned ome to Miami and in late 2006 hooked up with Poe Boy Entertainment and it CEO, Eric "E-Class" Prince.
In December 20, 2006 Flo Rida inke a deal with Atlantic Record and in 2009 started his own management company, Trong Arm, with longtime friend and manager Lee "Freezy" Prince. With the success of his management company Flo Rida and Lee "Freezy" Prince launched their own rexcord label, IMG, in June 2011. With his musical succeassa Flo Rida got back to his roots of giving bacdk and started "Big Dreams For Kids" a nonprofit foundation that is committed to inspiring future leaders.
The career of the multitalented CHRIS “LUDACRIS” BRIDGES can best be described as remarkable. Much more than an entertainer, Ludacris has positioned himself to reach the top of various business platforms as well. He is a positive example and powerful icon. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges is also far from being done changing the game. Ludacris is able to create, reconstruct, and command anything he attaches his name to. With 17 Grammy nominations, he has had the honor of winning three of them. Ludacris has sold over 19.5 million units in the United States, and approximately 7 million overseas. Ludacris’ 8th studio album, Ludaversal, due out this fall is highly anticipated, and is sure to stick to the successful tradition he has established.
Many of his records were followed up with ingenious videos that demonstrated Bridges’ far-reaching imagination and his willingness to stretch the boundaries of what hip hop videos should look and feel like. With an unrivaled match of lyrical acumen, wit and imagery, Bridges has solidified himself as one of music’s premier entertainers. Although he’s best known for his infectious tunes, Bridges has shown that he’s equally adept at writing powerful songs with serious subject matter, including runaways in the song “Runaway Love.” Bridges’ versatility and artistic complexity enabled him to make a seamless transition to acting.
In addition to his heavily awarded music career, Ludacris is an esteemed actor, having appeared in the acclaimed indie drama Hustle & Flow, the smash hit Fast and the Furious sequels 2 Fast 2 Furious, Fast Five, Fast & Furious 6 and Fast & Furious 7 and the 2006 Academy Award Best Picture Winner, Crash, which earned him the prestigious Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice awards. He has also had a recurring role as "Darius Parker" in the long-running hit television series "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit."