“Give me the ability to speak to those who have an ear to lend. Show the difference of heart and love in my music, not fame and money.”
Check out the interview with Lorenzo C. Flowers exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.
SKILLY: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
L.C.F: I started rapping when I was 13 or 14 but was private with my talent. Same as a writer. I began making music back in 2001. My music is not of my own creation but of the spirit that has existed before man… The flesh that dwells with us is not older than our spirits. I make music for God. When I first made music, it was out of questions for answers. Now that these same questions are answered, my music has become a weapon against my enemy. I only have one enemy. It was never human! God implored me to share my music for help rather than keep private for self-salvation. I’m instructed through dreams, signs, and thoughts to do what is expected of me. God Is With Me.
What is your history in the music scene?
D.j. Lozo The Rebel Against Evil. Just a local rapper. Your neighborhood rapper.
What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
Ask me questions. Give me the ability to speak to those who have an ear to lend. Show the difference of heart and love in my music, not fame and money. Do not question you consciousness! No religion only the word of God is my message! Stay humble as you are.
What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
The first artist to hit the mainstream with music from God. And the last artist to be remembered by the world.
What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Fighting the enemy. It plays without rules while yours may seem to prison you. But like a newborn becomes a man or woman so will you become stronger. The enemy has no strength in you when God is with you. I will always share congratulations and appreciation for hard work. But in the music business, there are those who work for God and those who work for themselves. It is good to help with rewards, not control.
What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
I live in Omaha, Nebraska but I’m moving to Atlanta, Georgia. My city is great. Beautiful people, lovely restaurants, and lots of private peace. The music scene in my city is taking off. We have a lot of local artists that are blowing up on a statewide level. My city is being recognized. I also love Atlanta, Georgia, Omaha’s big sister. Visited twice and on both occasions, I wanted to stay. Like the music scene and some local artists, I’d like to work with. I believe it’s a career starter move.
What are some of the advice you can give and share with other artists who are still trying to come up?
Before you can believe in yourself, help yourself in this manner.
1. Love God
2. Love yourself
3. And love your sisters and brothers
4. Treat everyone with respect and love
5. This is how you make positive energy
6. This power will save your life and others
7. Last but not least, don’t give up
What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
Not related to music. I worked for a company that was worth 715 billion dollars, TD Ameritrade. Great pay but music opportunities and signs directed me to follow another career path.
What is your inspiration?
My God, my mom and dad, my family, my friends and the one I love.
Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Depends on what others define as a success. My success will be to accomplish getting the message across while making a little money. Not a lot but just enough to live well off.