LSU Basketball Star Flau’jae Wants To Be Rap Legend Like Her Late Father Camoflauge

Flau'jae Johnson

LSU’s Flau’jae Johnson aims to make people appreciate her music just as much as they respect her talent on the basketball court.

Flau’jae Johnson, one of the LSU women’s basketball team’s top stars, won a national championship in her freshman season. Understandably, she developed a significant thanks to her exploits on the court. But Flau’jae hoped to earn just as many fans with her musical talent. The basketball player/rapper spoke about what she wanted to accomplish with her new EP 4 Wave in an interview with AllHipHop.

“I’m truly hopeful that this EP will reach the heights I believe it’s capable of,” she said. “I see it as a gateway to building a genuine fanbase, one that connects with me through my music rather than just my basketball skills. It’s about establishing a bond with listeners who appreciate the artistry in my work. The feedback I’ve received so far is encouraging. People are telling me that my music resonates with them, and that’s exactly the impact I aim to achieve.”

Flau’jae followed in the footsteps of her late father Camoflauge to become a rapper. Camoflauge was shot and killed in 2003 but remained an inspiration to his daughter. The LSU athlete saw 4 Wave as her potential breakthrough release as she aimed to reach the same musical heights as her dad.

“It means a lot,” she said regarding the EP. “I worked on it in my apartment. I did all the songs in my room, so it’s very personal for me. I built a studio setup and got to work. This has been an incredibly personal EP, I put a lot of my heart into it. Everybody asks, ‘Who broke your heart?’ I’m like nobody. [laughs] I was able to express myself in a way that I haven’t been able to before. This EP means a lot to me and I hope that people receive it well.”

Flau’jae managed to balance music and basketball, delivering a two-pack of songs titled 4 the Lovers before March Madness. The tracks showed off her singing prowess as she began her exploration of R&B.