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Flight- Biography

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Flight was born Patrick Watson on May 27th, 1988 in Raleigh, North Carolina. He is a young up and coming rapper whose lyrics and beats reflect his eclectic taste in music.  He grew up listening to a wide variety of music including the island sounds of reggae, calypso, soca as well as rock, pop, the early sounds of rap, and gospel music.  Familiar with the stories of life in Kingston, Jamaica and in New York City that he heard from his Mother, Flight learned early that great music was as much about the lyrics as it was about a good beat.  Whether listening to Bob Marley, Michael Jackson, Lil Kim, Big Daddy Kane, or Metallica – there was often a message to get across.

Flight started writing poetry the age of 10 years old, after moving to Brooklyn, New York from Durham, North Carolina.  Having grown up in the suburbs of Cary and Durham, Flight was drawn to the rhythms and hustle of the city, and found that he could express the stories of his young life to the flow and rhymes of hip hop.  His lyrics are influenced by the sounds of the places he has lived in his life Durham, Brooklyn, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Cleveland.

From New York City, Flight moved to Broward County, Florida in 2002.  There he found that his music was becoming an integral part of his life and was necessary as an outlet and for personal expression.  He continued to write and listen to the sounds of Tupac, Jay-Z, Nas, the Notorious B.I.G and WuTang Clan.  As a teenager in high school, Flight’s mother – a Pastor and Teacher – encouraged him to write his poetry and to find his voice in his writing, and they often discussed and analyzed the poetic forms present in the music of the artists they heard.

Flight started recording in 2007.  He recorded his first mixed tape with DJ Pitt, but did not release it, opting to return to the studio to complete a better sound.  He continued to write – focusing on developing his writing.  He returned to the studio in 2010 after moving to Lakewood, OH where he met and became affiliated with the “Fly Boyz” – a group of solo Ohio artists committed to supporting each other in the studio and on the stage.  

Flight’s first performance was in August 2010 at the Symposium Night Club in Lakewood.  After his first live performance, Flight renewed his commitment to making music.  He continued to perform in the clubs of OH and moved back to Florida in 2011. When He came back to Florida he found out D.S.E was back to business and wanted him to sign with the squad. The rest is history.

Flight currently has two mixed tapes out.  In April 2011, he completed and distributed his first mix-tape – “Conflicted Emotions:  The Pre-Tape” – engineered by Lino Boy Live.  The second, “One BIG Flight” was released in June 2011 with BIG.  Flight is back in the studio working on his next project “Conflicted Emotions: Through My Eyes and Through My Shades.”

When not writing, Flight enjoys running, going to the beach, watching documentaries and listening to music.  A deeply spiritual individual, Flight meditates daily.  


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