Rapper/Exec is a tall task as individual parts, but Lack of Flaws has risen to the challenge to stake his claim in today’s entertainment game. Hailing from Detroit’s Westside, Lack of Flaws learned early and often about the pitfalls that plague urban communities. However due to a hard working and dedicated mother, he learned to set his goals higher and further. Lack of Flaws is gearing up to releases his debut album “Gemini” which will be a 2-part EP (A-Side and B-Side). A-Side is slated for a early summer release. The lead single “That’s What I’m Talkin Bout” is picking up steam in clubs around the country. Enjoy our interview with Lack of Flaws below.
Entertwine: How did you get your start in the rap scene? What made you choose his genre?
Lack of Flaws: Music has been apart of my life for as long as I can remember. All different kinds of music. Mom wasn’t very picky as long as it good. So I got a taste of everything, including rap. Slick Rick, Dougie Fresh, Sugarhill Gang, etc. So the culture of hip hop was built into me. So it was only natural that my bestfriend and I who had been through similar struggles and family issues use this culture to voice what’s going on with us.
ET: What is the story behind the name, “Lack of Flaws?” Where did it originate?
LoF: It was a name that a friend of mine gave me early on. I went by Flawless for the being of my career, but as I looked more at trademarks and the business of being an artist, I saw hundreds of Flawless’ across the world. I just turned it around kept the meaning, but rephrased it. The meaning is actually the opposite as what most people believe. You’d be surprised how many people make faces when I say my name, Lol. Actually I just think that we are perfect people, that make mistakes. Every flaw that God gave me makes me Lack of Flaws.
ET: What was it like growing up in Detroit’s westside, and how did this area impact or influence your music career?
LoF: First Detroit is an amazing city and It greatly influenced not only my career, but me as a person. Detroit can be a rough place to grow up, but there are life lessons that you learn along the way. I fell down, made mistakes got up and did things different. Biggest thing I’d say is Detroit taught me to be resilient and to get back up again.
ET: What can your tell us about your single, “Thats What I’m Talkin Bout?” How does this song translate into the new album release? Does this song represent more or less of what fans can expect from the album?
LoF: I hadn’t really released any original material in awhile, and I wanted to put something out that was completely different than what people would normally expect from me. TWITB actually isn’t even on the album. It was a warm up, promo record to get people dancing and talking about Lack of Flaws again and it’s done that. I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on with the public. It’s going to be amazing. Great question by the way.
ET: What can you reveal about your upcoming album, “Gemini?”
LoF: Gemini is a 2-part EP broken down into A-Side and B-Side. You know, I really wanted to bring back great sides of music. I’m going to show my age here, I remember having to flip the tape over in my Walkman or boombox. What people don’t remember is that we did that AFTER listening to a complete 15-20 mins of amazing records, that you listened to the whole way through. I wanted to make cuts that synced up together and told a story that people relate to.
ET: What other plans do you have for 2014?
LoF: I’m really focused on breaking “That’s What I’m Talkin Bout” and the follow up single when it’s time. Being a successful artist in 2014 is a full time job onto itself. I’ve been blessed to put together such a great team at Chart Vision, they really have stepped up with me not being around as often as I was, prior to releasing TWITB and starting the promotion swing.