Lil Poppa – A.M. Flights (feat Toosii) Mp3 download
Florida continues to be a hotbed for hip-hop talent. In 2007, at just 7 years old, Jacksonville, Fla. rapper Lil Poppa got his start in rap, writing music for his church under the tutelage of his older brother. By the time he was 10, he was rapping in church, then chose his own path at 12, pivoting away from religious music. Dropping songs at just 14 years old led Poppa to making a name for himself locally over the years.
This all culminated in 2018, when he dropped “Purple Hearts,” an ode to one of the toughest experiences he’s faced yet. The song, a showcase of Poppa’s melody-driven delivery and storytelling chops, sits on his 2018 12-track mixtape, Under Investigation, which features YFN Lucci and Yungeen Ace.
“Purple Hearts” is something of a somber audio diary on which Poppa recaps the emotions he felt while surviving a shooting in his hometown. The incident, which resulted in three people being shot, took the lives of some of his friends. “Detectives try to frame me/Interrogation, they blame me/Wish I could take it back to the day that my mama named me,” he raps. The song took off in Jacksonville, but his specific experience resonated elsewhere; Polo G liked the song, which opened the door for their 2019 collaboration on “Eternal Living,” Lil Poppa’s biggest song yet.
The success of Lil Poppa’s “Purple Hearts” (the video for the song is now at over 6 million views) got on the radar of various major labels. When deciding which record label to sign with, Poppa chose to go with the house that Jimmy Iovine built. The 20-year-old Down South rapper signed to Rule #1/Interscope Records in 2019, and released multiple projects that year, including Under Investigation 2, Almost Normal and his latest, the late May 2020 release Evergreen Wildchild 2. The latter project features “Bankrolls & Groupie Hoes” featuring Stunna 4 Vegas.