Tell us about yourself and your music.
I go by the name FlightGawdLuxxi some people know me as or still call me “Killa Wiz” or “Lucci Wiz”. I was born in raised on the Eastside of Rochester, NY I started rapping at the age of 6, but nothing serious. I was shy back then but I started dropping tapes for the hood with my bro Coca Lavoe back when I was probably in 11th grade. I did it because people would hear me freestyle and tell me I was nice; but I never seen it as my career or nothing. I wanted to play basketball but that didn’t work out and by the time iIgraduated and went to college and my buzzin Thomas lived up stairs from me and he had the studio. I remember being in there all night I’m talking from 2 o’clock pm when I get out of class till 7 the next morning before I knew it I stopped going to class and found myself selling weed and making music all day. I dropped out, it broke my mother heart. I told her and my pops I wanted to focus on music and they supported me from that day you hear a lot of them stories in my music if you pay attention.
How would you describe your sound?
I would describe my music as TrillTrap; that’s a genre I made up. It’s like that geechi ass trill n***a shit and trap music balled in one it’s hard to explain, but peep if you hear other authentic artist from Rochester NY. You will hear the geechi n***a in there sound or voice you know like that southern feel when he pronounce words or the way we might dress. It’s a lot of dreads and gold mouths around Rochester NY. You know or the cars we drive at one point you had to have a old school Chevy or you wasn’t really a dope boy (laughs) and it’s because that’s how we was raised even tho our state is New York. We still have our geechi ways because most of the people from here families and ancestors are from the south. It’s in our blood, so don’t get it fucked up. We not jacking nobody shit. This really how it is and how we talk, you know so that’s why I call it TrillTrap.
Talk about the experience making your song/mixtape.
I have had some dope experiences recording albums but by far my favorite experience recording a album would be when I did the first “Trill Mason”. I had a ounce of weed and 8oz of lean went to my bro BeachBoyNino who engineered and mixed and mastered the whole project except for I think like 4 or 5 tracks those where done by my guy Max Marciano. So yeah I booked the studio for the whole day and just recorded all types of joints and before you knew it we had knocked the whole tape out the way. I was so damn high I didn’t really even realize what I had until I came back the next day to hear the final mix of it and it was sound Brazy and everybody who would hear one joint would be like yo play another one. And that was like the first time I really had people really anticipating one of my projects that will forever be one of my best experiences making a album.
What are you currently working on? Any new projects? Shows?
I’m currently working on “The 5,” album last year. I was doing “The 5” EP’s with 5 songs on each one and I dropped 4 parts, so I decided to take 5 of the top songs on the EP’s and record about 10 more new songs and drop the 5 album. I also have the new clothing line “Trill Mason Clothing & Apparel”. That’s going to be out hopefully by spring along with the 5 album. And far as shows we are working on trying to do a Flight Gang reunion show on March 25th in Rochester, NY. So if anybody is looking to come see a dope show follow my twitter page for ticket info.
What has been your biggest highlight in your music career this far?
My biggest highlight was having my music recognized over in Tokyo Japan by thousands of people I really didn’t expect my first album to reach countries like that you know. Japan show me so much love, man. I even got a mixtape on the way that’s going to be a Japan exclusive they will get it first, U.K. Second and then we will drop it in the U.S. with a limited amount of copies. So be on the look out for that but shout out to Tokyo. They hold one of my biggest highlights in my career can’t wait to visit and do some shows out there.
My ideal collaboration would be with my 3 favorite rappers right now and that’s Mr Kanye West, 2 Chainz, and WestSideGunn .
Name something random that people do not know about you.
I haven’t drank lean in over a year and everybody that knows me know that I am the lean gawd in my town. Whenever u seen me, I had my trippy kit and we could trip if anybody was feeling down. I had it all, but yeah I stopped the lean. It’s been like a year and some change now and I think the trend other n***s was trying to set made me feel like these n***s is wannabes and it was lot of fake lean going around. It was just Brazy because I seen the change I was drinking lean back in 12th grade that was like 07. I had got put on to it the summer before so I had some years in drinking that shit.
What’s one thing you have learned or discovered while being in the indie music scene/industry?
I learned how to make money off my music with no labels taking a cut and it’s a nice amount you smell me.
What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect to see me more you can expect more music and videos. Also the reunion show and we might even do a mixtape, if I can get all the artist to agree but we will see about that and I also have a few collaboration albums dropping real soon. I got 3 in the works right now, but I have a TrapRock Album coming soon with a Rock group from Rochester, NY called The Heathens. We are working on that now no date set but be on the look out for that plus the other 2.
Anything else you would like to share with our readers?
Yeah I just want to give a shoutout to everybody who have been supporting me from my hometown all the way to Japan and beyond I love and appreciate having genuine people behind me I can’t go wrong that’s way I also what to give a special thanks to my mom and pops for always supporting me when I couldn’t get to the studio you both would give me rides it was times you let me record in my room when I was younger knowing damn well would be to loud but you aloud me to chase that dream you never stopped me you always gave me that push it’s all going to pay off real soon and thanks to my sisters for holding me down and supporting me as well and I also wanna say free my brother YungPa$o and I want to thank you guys for the interview it’s a blessing thank you and to everybody that rock with me I love y’all