Just when you thought thoughtful penmanship, party music, and business savvy were on the wane, in comes the legendary Flynn Adam to revolutionize the game, reclaim what’s been lost, and reposition himself as one of the most avant-garde recording artists of the iPod generation.
Loath to conform to the status quo and convention, Flynn Adam is turning industry standards on their head -- unbound by deadlines, distribution channels, or corporate red tape.
As a founding member and the outspoken, unspoken leader of the mythical L.A. Symphony crew, Flynn Adam knows a thing or three about such restrictions. Now that the sky is the limit, he’s primed to take his artistry to the next level, furthering one of the most tireless and prolific careers in rap music and beyond.
He’s worked as an artist and producer with some of the greatest innovators in hip-hop and alternative pop, including the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Mario C., Prince Paul, Posdnuos, Madlib, Evidence, GRITS, Pigeon John, Mars ILL, and dozens more.
On the touring front, Flynn has shared the stage with heavy-hitters such as P.O.D., Dilated Peoples, Jurassic 5, Talib Kweli, Public Enemy, and Relient K -- all associations that, in one way or another, laid a foundation for diversity in the rapper-slash-singer.
All of that, of course, is on top of his world-class work with L.A. Symphony. The crew had a habit of wowing critics and fans alike, often gaining comparisons to the likes of A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, and Black Sheep. Together, the conglomerate became an underground titan, releasing a slew of acclaimed recordings that quickly became classics in the annals of underground hip-hop.
But aside from the validation he may get from his brothers-in-arms or his lengthy résumé, Flynn Adam concedes that he’s never been more cognizant about his spiritual standing than now. It’s almost as if he was made for such a time as this.
“A lot of that comes with age,” Flynn Adam says. “When you’re pressed hard, you find out who your friends are. I have a better picture of who God is by just being honest and upright with him through this journey. I’m not ashamed about it.”