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Flawless Real Talk

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2006 | INDIE

Providence, Rhode Island, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2006
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In today’s interview of the day, I caught up with up and coming Rhode Island based hip-hop artist Flawless RealTalk. For those of you who don’t know who flawless is check out his website http://www.flawlessri.com and do your research. After touring the country with several major acts (including Strange Music’s CEO, Tech 9ne), Flawless is releasing his debut album. The album is titled “FlawlessRIDOTCOM,” and it is due out this Sunday, July 28th, 2013. Recently I got to do an interview with Flawless and we discussed several things including life on the road and the inspiration behind his brand new album. Read on below to see what he had to say.

HH: What was the inspiration behind the name “Flawless RealTalk?”
F: Well it started off as just "Flawless". At the time there was another artist using the same name, so to avoid confusion I started saying aka Real Talk. People kept constantly telling me how "real" my music was. Eventually they started calling me Flawless Real Talk and I just dropped the aka and ran with it.

HH: What has it been like trying to chase a dream being from Rhode Island?
F: Oh man, HARD! Especially the way I did it. Creating my own label and finding investors, opposed to getting a "major deal". I didn’t want to wait for a "deal,” so I made my own and created my brand from scratch. We still have a long way to go, but if I look back we've come so far.

HH: How has your experience on the road and in the industry affected the way that you go about your music?
F: My experiences are priceless. I can ALMOST say I've been through it all. It has all changed me. I’ve matured ALOT. I think it also changed the way I grind more than my music. I've learned how important consistency is.

HH: What has life been like since your last tour?
F: It’s been a roller coaster ride. My personal life and career don’t get along. Balancing family and a career that never stops is almost impossible. It gets lonely out there when I’m on the road for months at a time. You really just have to be strong enough to deal with the pressures from home while being out on the road. Soon as I get off tour, I head straight home to be with my family and reflect on whats next.

HH: Do you think it’s good for an artist to show versatility? Or do you think that artist should just stay in their lane and find their own sound?
F: I think versatility is a main factor in an ARTIST. A lot of people confuse an artist with a rapper. No disrespect, but a rapper is one-dimensional. An artist, like myself, takes pride in being able to do ANYTHING we feel. Take a look at “Celebration”, “Take me Away”, and “the Call.” They’re 3 totally different tracks that 3 totally different people are going to LOVE. Or they might love them all but the versatility is allowing me to hit different markets.

HH: If you could create a fantasy track and work with anybody in the world, who would it be? Who would produce it?
F: I’m from RI. We grew up on NY music. Hov (Jay-Z) is the G.O.A.T. to me, so it would def be a joint with him. Of course I would have Dr. Dre produce it and since we are fantasizing, the tracks gonna be so sick Eminem is gonna throw a verse on it haha. SICK!

HH: Your song “Take Me Away” has received a lot of attention, what was the inspiration behind that?
F: “Take Me Away” was a story that I made up. I'm always trying to push the envelope and do something different. While I was creating the story, the emotion was pouring out of the music. That’s when I realized how powerful the song was going to be. It affected so many young women in a positive way. I couldn’t tell you how many e-mails I received.

HH: Are you going to be performing at A3C this year?
F: I am trying my best to get on these big festivals. Unfortunately, we haven’t had the opportunity to perform at the A3C festival this year. However, we are going to LA to shoot A "Team Back Pack" cypher for the "Rock the Bells" promo, which we will be apart of this year as representatives for team Back Pack.

HH: What can fans expect from this new project?
F: Man. This is my first official album and I must say I'm very proud of it. I don't know if I'm saying this because it’s so fresh, but I feel like it’s my best work yet. The album is just so solid. Every song has a meaning and purpose and I feel like I’ve grown so much. I usually let the music speak so I can't wait to see what people say about it.

HH: Why the name “FlawlessRIDotCom?” What’s the meaning behind that name?
F: Umm, its really about breaking the standards. I’m not a fan of formats, so why not make the website the album title? Who has a website as an album title? Who does that? It's also a marketing scheme that only my Google analytics and I would understand haha. July28th!!

HH: Will we see a “Pressure 5” on this up and coming album?
F: The pressure series is all based on feeling like much of my other music. I can never just say "hey, I’m going to do a pressure 5 today." The production is important as well. Basically I have to be going through some shit and come across the perfect beat. It’s pretty amazing when you think about it because it’s so unpredictable and always so powerful. Pressure songs are my therapy.

HH: What’s next for you after this album?
F: That’s a good question. I never know what's next. That’s the beautiful part of this "Rhode to Success". I might hit another crossroad. I might catch a flat. We never really know. The album is going to generate some touring of course, but what’s really next? I guess we all have to wait and see, Just stay tuned.

Thank you man, God bless you. - Hip Hop Herald


Rock The Bells and Guerilla Union link with TeamBackPack for their latest cypher series. In this cypher, rappers Cobe Obeah, Demrick, and Flawless drop some heavy bars on a beat produced by Chase Moore. Let it rock above. - Vibe.Com


One of indie’s most beloved labels, Funk Volume, has wrapped up the 6th edition of their Don’t Fu[n]k Up Our Beats contest, where users are given a beat and let loose their hardest verses in a YouTube video. This project is a blast to watch every year, with thousands of submissions coming in from all over the world, you never know what type of talent is being slept on until an opportunity like this arises for them to get on a global platform. In it, we see emcees of all sorts, from fast-spitters to the love-Jones type.

Atlanta/Rhode Island based emcee, Flawless Real Talk took home the grand prize with his track Let’s See, which covered his journey through said contest and how he ultimately planned to leave the rest in the dust while he took gold. Shizzy VI came in second with his track I’ll Body You, and third went to Pedro Bizz Juanjulio with Run It Back, closing it out.

I was real impressed by all three of these guys, as I should be after getting the recommendations from Funk Volume. You have to figure, with the insane number of entries this contest gets, to stand out proves something major, be on the lookout for these guys as the rise up the ladder. This is only an introduction. Great wordplay and video presence from all, which go hand and hand this day and age. Checkout the winner above, and the runner-up’s below! - The Source


Flawless Real Talk releases the 5th installment to his well known "Pressure" series of off his "Ri Invasion" mixtape. (Video) - HipHopDx staff


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"FlawlessRiDotCom" The Album (2013)

"Ri Invasion" (2014)

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“It” Factor. Superstar. Celebrity. Many are manufactured, but few are born with it. Alberto “Flawless” Martinez is a natural artist. A native of Providence, Rhode Island, Flawless was surrounded by music at an early start. Tagging along with his stepfather who worked for a tour bus company gave him the chance to experience the music lifestyle at an early age. “I got to see what it took to be an artist and I met a lot of stars. I fell in love with music.” Growing up in a small town inspired the young star to begin focusing on his future goal of becoming a recording artist. “Rhode Island is very small and my town was even smaller. Everyone knows everyone. It forced me to work harder to get out and get more exposure.” Fusing his love for hip-hop and R&B, the lyricist began writing and working towards making his dream a reality.   At 15-years-old, Flawless began recording and would eventually start his journey with his current management and business team (Longevity Recording & Entertainment, Inc.).  He describes his team as “one big family” where support and vision have helped to bring him recognition and accomplishment in such a short period of time. His experience includes touring with major artists including a Forty five-date tour leg with Tech N9ne, A 5 city run with Stevie Stone, A 5 Date New England Tour with Raekwon of the Wu-Tang Clan, and has also opened for major artist such as Rick Ross, Fabolous, Monica, Ludacris, and more . With his current material, Flawless will be known as the pioneer who paves the way for a new sound in hip hop that will reach multiple generations.  True fans of lyrics, hip-hop and R&B are in for a real treat.     His current single “Bring Me Down” epitomizes his ability to captivate his fans through his lyrics leaving them wanting for more. With charisma and charm, the 20-something sensation is able to bring his lyrics and music to life with a musical show second to none. The recent winner of Wendy’s Birthday Bash 15 Competition, Flawless opened for Atlanta’s Hot 107.9- FM concert featuring major recording artists such as Ludacris, Monica and Rick Ross. He has proven his star quality and ability to personally connect with a large crowd. He is Flawless…  

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