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Flo Rida talks 'Good Feeling,' Etta James and keeping in shape




Don’t jinx it. But with each passing day, it’s looking more and more like Good Feeling is Flo Rida’s biggest hit ever.

Yes, bigger than Low. Yes, bigger than Right Round.

But to hear Flo tell it, Good Feeling is only the beginning.

““We’ve got this next record called Wild Ones,” Flo Rida said Thursday by phone from New York. “It’s going to be super huge. I think it’s going to be neck and neck, that and Good Feeling.” And he’s not stopping there. On his upcoming album, Only One Rida (Part 2), he says, “I got one that’s gonna be bigger than all those No. 1 records.”

That’s a bold statement. But these days, the Carol City rapper can afford to be bold.

Good Feeling, Flo’s addictive, driving twist on Avicii’s Etta James-sampling Levels, has been everywhere lately, pushing to new heights ofstardom. This time last week, he was in Indianapolis for Super Bowl XLVI, performing on a postgame edition of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

On Sunday, he’ll be in St. Pete for Tampa Bay’s first-ever Rock 'n’ Roll Half Marathon, performing a free concert at the finish line in North Straub Park at around 10 a.m. For race organizers, the timing couldn’t have worked out any better — this week, Good Feeling hit No. 1 on the Billboard pop chart.

This week, Flo took a few minutes to chat about Good Feeling and his own workout habits. Click here for our interview.

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[Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2012 9:58am]


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