Flowers & Kain are the modern day personification of the phrase “band of brothers”. Composed of guitarist Ryan “Killa” Kain, vocalist/rapper Bryan “Bobby Flow” Flowers, drummer Nathaniel “Nasty” Scott, and bassist Josh Vera, the New London, Connecticut quartet maintain a familial synergy that comes across in their unique blend of hip-hop, rock and reggae, resulting in a refreshing sound all their own. “The name Flowers & Kain has come from a lifetime of brotherhood,” explains Bobby Flow, who founded the group with his childhood friend Killa Kain. “Kain and I have been best friends since we were five years old. Our names were always lumped together because of our sports accolades, throwing ridiculous parties and just being ourselves.
Genre-bending sound spawned key records that have furthered their notoriety. Crowd pleasers like the head nodding “Heat of the Rhyme” and the ultra cool “I Like Flyin’” epitomize their ability to craft tracks that defy definition and speak to the realities of the human experience. Flowers & Kain’s breakout hit, however, is the upbeat “2 O’clock Man,” which has gotten consistent spins on New London radio stations, which virtually unheard of for an unsigned act.
In addition to working on new material for their next release and securing a label deal, Flower & Kain is continuing to rack up high profile performances alongside the likes of Universal recording artist Colin Munroe and budding hip-hop star Asher Roth. With plans for a national boutique tour in the works, this band of brothers is ready to make a full-scale assault on the industry. “There was a crucial time when we were juniors in high school and the potion of Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z’s music, Led Zeppelin’s rock, and Jimi Hendrix’s guitar genius further guided us to where we knew we wanted to be in music,” says Bobby Flow. “We knew then how we were going to make our stamp on the music game.”
- Anslem Samuel (XXL Magazine)