I am the lyrical translator responsible for writing, recording, and performing The Lyrical Genius EP; 5 tracks that capture the essence of the art of being an emcee. Slick wordplay, storytelling, an in-depth depiction of life after college, and the harsh realities that come with it, and even something nice and smooth for the ladies.
Follow and Listen to Orlando's Words, who the hell is Orlando? He is the Lyrical Genius. Born and raised in Sumter, South Carolina. F.L.O.W. picked up a pen in the 6th grade and hasn't put it down since. Heavily inspired by the Hip-Hop scene of both New York and Atlanta, The Lyrical Genius was gifted with the ability to translate his perception of life into rhyme form. The Lyrical Genius EP is available on all major streaming platforms featuring both singles, "Opposition (Intro)" and "Slow Doe".
The different forms of writing that I specialize in include songwriting (primarily Hip-Hop albeit R&B is also available), poetry, literature, college essays, resumes, cover letters etc.
On the consistent basis I work on 3-5 verses at a time which include covers to music that are currently out as well as original topics like the EP that was previously mentioned.
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Interview with Orlando T. York Sr. (F.L.O.W.)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just completed a track with Ray Di and Stevie from Luxembourg. I assisted in the songwriting process, as well as provided rap vocals for the entire track.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A concept driven mixtape that will respond to a variety of song topics, and scenarios.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Raoul D.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I do not have the necessary knowledge to answer this.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I guarantee their satisfaction.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to provide for my family without having to work for someone else.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: When can I hear the finished product?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That all I talk about is sex.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What topics or ideas would you like me to bring to life?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be ready to have your mind blown, and get more than your money’s worth.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A canteen, Dr. Broner’s Peppermint soap, a 5 subject notebook, a box of mechanical pencils, and Fluoride Free Toothpaste.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been writing since the 6th grade, taking things seriously since 2017, my goal is to be mentioned in the vet conversations as well as in the barbershop.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big Pun meets Nas
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Nas because he’s number 2 on my top 5.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mic your music using low quality speakers, if they sound on there then they will sound amazing on high quality speakers.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip-Hop as well as R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Painting a picture with my words.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Lyricism, storytelling, wordplay, authenticity.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I study the beat until it speaks to me then I translate it into rhyme form.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I do not have a studio setup, however I do have an engineer that I have access to.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Big Pun; Nas; Lloyd Bank$; Cyhi; Ludacris
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide rap vocals. In addition I am able to write complete songs.