"Luck is when preparation meets opportunity," Jimmy was born prepared and just needed one big break. Robert Mele launched a record label called Lindoro Entertainment with Jimmy Flavorr as its first artist. Now signed to Universal, and album dropping in May, Jimmy Flavorr take time out of his busy schedule to sit down with CorrienteLatina.com to talk about his life, his album and what he brings to the table...enjoy!
CorrienteLatina.com: Jimmy Flavorr the Dominican sensation. the Buzz is going crazy right now. For those that dont know who you are, who is
Jimmy Flavorr says: Jimmy Flavorr is a humble dude who was born in the Dominican Republic that always had a passion for the Urban Latin
Music. Now he is an artist performing my own style.
CorrienteLatina.com: Heard you got signed to universal, how did that come about?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Well recently I signed a distribution deal with Universal thanks to the great and respected introduction I received.
They heard my music, heard the material I had, loved it and 3 days later I had a contract i the mail sent by Universal! in few words, thanks to my music!
CorrienteLatina.com: wow...3 days? thats crazy. were "she so hot" or "la bomba" on your demo?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Nope, lol. I made those songs after. So Imagine.
CorrienteLatina.com: so you are working on your album right now?
Jimmy Flavorr says: No i finshed the album already. We are currently starting to work on promoting the album. We are doing 2 videos one for
'La Bomba' in the Dominican Republic and the other for 'She So Hot' in Miami. ** Note: After the interview, the Miami location has been cancelled and is now
in Panama **
CorrienteLatina.com: your a monster. lol. do you have any featured artists on it?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Yea, I have Adassa Jean, Luis Fonzi's brother and K Briyan from Big Family in the Dominican Republic.
CorrienteLatina.com: yea...i might have to come through to Miami to get down for that video. I live about an hour away...lol...
Jimmy Flavorr says: Yea, come trough
CorrienteLatina.com: What about producers, i heard you got some really hot producers that worked on the album.
Jimmy Flavorr says: Yeap. I have 2 Grammy award winning producers, Echo y Hyde and Diesel from Puerto Rico. Hyde is actually the engineer
for Daddy Yankee and has done production work for artists like Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Vico C and so many more. I also have a super talented producer named
Lincoln that is 18 years old from the Dominican Republic.
CorrienteLatina.com: sounds like you got a production dream team right there. how was it to work with such producers knowing the people
that have worked with before?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Well, it was a unique experience. We have great chemistry and I always let myself go and take an example from them. For
example, the track 'La Bomba' was written right in the studio. It's hard, but Hyde told me to do it like a hard Hip-Hop track and Diesel made a hard beat so
I just did the best I could there and it came out 'La Bomba'. So once in a while you need to let trusted professionals give you direction and most of the
time everything will come out right.
CorrienteLatina.com: yea defintley. especially if you know the quality of music that they have done. So you working on two videos, got your
album coming out. do you feel overwhelmed by it all?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Well to be totally truthful, I really dont try to get taken by emotions. I am more taken my actions. I would rather make
moves that make things happen then be thinking emotionally. I preffer to get emotional once the job is done.
CorrienteLatina.com: man i can only imagine. I heard you started music young. who were your influences in music growing up?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Uhmm. Vico c, Ruben dj, El general, When i was 12 years old, there was a contest I won that gave me 400 dollars on a
Dominican TV Show.
CorrienteLatina.com: ha...seems like you were destined for this. ok so i ask this question in all my interviews, if you could do a song
with anyone, dead or alive who would it be and why?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Well...to be totally honest; and it's going to sound funny, but I would love to work with Ricardo Arjona ! Why? well, I
love artists that write really well. He does songs that we cant ever imagine, so i can identify with him even though he doesnt do Latin Urban Music.
Jimmy Flavorr says: Ricardo arjona does balads. Just in case you didnt know who he was...lol
CorrienteLatina.com: lol...i like old balads from Julio Jaramillo myself. So whats going on with a tour? heard you might be sharing the
stage with some major artists.
Jimmy Flavorr says: Well, there are a couple of offers on the table, but until its set in stone, I really cant say when or with who I will
be touring with. But when i have the information, I will let you know andyou can pass it on to the people so they know when I hit the tour circuit.
CorrienteLatina.com: of course...you know CorrienteLatina.com will let the people know. Do you have a date for your album release?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Right now its 90% suppose to drop on May 20 of this year (2008)
CorrienteLatina.com: cool...so whats next with Jimmy Flavorr. what is your mind going through at this time?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Work, Work, Work. Working hard to bring my style of music to the public, and I hope you will all like it.
CorrienteLatina.com: well....I want to thank you for taking the time out to talk to us...I know you got a really busy schedule. Do you have
any last words for the people out there?
Jimmy Flavorr says: Si que visiten Mi pagina Myspace.com/jimmyflavorr y sean testigo del Trabajo que estamos Haciendo y que sea de sus
agrado y Gracias a Corriente Latina.com Por ese Gesto de expresarme a traves de su pagina De corazon Gracias !!
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