Sometimes necessity is, in fact, the mother of invention, and Upstate rapper, producer and songwriter Shyland Flowers say he was initially drawn to hip-hop music for one very simple reason.
“If I’m being completely honest,” he says with a laugh, “it’s because I can’t sing. If I could sing, I’d be doing a whole different thing.
”It’s a good line, but the truth is a little more complex than that. Flowers also became a rapper because he loved the hip-hop genre and wanted to explore it.