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Reese LaFlare gets his name from Gucci Mane, one of his biggest influences growing up in the A. The Atlanta native is more than just a rapper, he’s a skateboarder, fashion connoisseur, and overall lover of life. Most recently, he unleashed his new album titled Final Fantasy, dedicated to his love for videogames and pop culture. Most recently, Reese arrived at Power 106 fresh off the Halloween turn up the night before, sitting down for an exclusive interview with DJ Felli Fel.
Reese began by reflecting on his early life, claiming that he was one of the first kids to roam Fairfax as a young skater. Through skating, Reese was introduced to a lot of rappers making a name for themselves in the LA area such as Dom Kennedy and The Cool Kids. Always finding himself in a studio, LAFLARE decided to take a shot at rapping after Dom Kennedy told him to hop on a few songs from his earliest mixtape, Best After Bobby.
Speaking on his fashion influences, Reese reveals how his mom pulled old pictures of Prince, someone he calls the “drip God.”
The Atlanta rapper also claimed to be one of the first to discover Lil Uzi Vert. Reese La Flare states, “Me and Lil Uzi Vert, before anyone knew who he was, I found him, I found that little f*cker. That was like my Frankenstein project.” He adds, “Uzi hit me up, this was years ago. He was like ‘aye man, I love yo music. I’m about to be out of high school, I’m trying to… ‘ I’m like ‘alright cool, send me some music.’ I listen, I’m like, ‘damn, you fire. You hard’ He was like me! A little Philly version of me.”
In addition, Reese chats about always staying ahead of the curve, early days as part of Two-9, Kanye being his favorite MC, and more. Check out the rest of the interview above!