Waka Flocka Flame (real name Juaquin James Malphurs, born May 31, 1986) is an American rapper from Atlanta. He is a well known associate of Gucci Mane, owing to them once having been the two leading rappers off the 1017 Brick Squad label, (although they are currently feuding
). Waka is well known for his sledgehammer delivery and foul language. He has released two full albums to date: Flockaveli
and "Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family"
. The four singles from his first album were "O Let's do it", "Hard in da Paint"
, "No Hands", and "Grove St. Party". Triple F yielded the singles "Round of Applause", "I Don't Really Care", and "Get Low".
Waka provides examples of:
- Album Title Drop: From the song "Bustin' at 'em": "Grow a sumo on my face, call me Flockaveli"
- Battle Cry: "Everywhere I go I'm yelling BRIIIICKSQUUAAAD loud as shit"
- And he does tend to yell it on as many songs as possible
- Cluster F-Bomb: Waka is a very big fan of this (even by rap standards). Listening to the 'clean' version of "Hard in the Paint" is almost like listening to an instrumental.
- Deep South: The song "Candy Paint & Gold Teeth" is a tribute to the South and features fellow southern rappers Ludacris and Bun B.
- Food Songs Are Funny: However "Candy Paint & Gold Teeth" also is full of food references including the chorus ending in "Soul food DINNERS DINNERS DINNERS DINNERS"
- Dodge the Bullet: In the video for "Bustin' at em" Waka does this with ease.
- Dramatic Gun Cock: Used as a sound effect in a lot of his songs, often indicating the start of a verse
- Fake Loud: The chorus to "Ballin Out"
- Grievous Bottley Harm: In the video for MGK's "Wild Boy" Waka replies to a host asking what he does for a living with a champagne bottle to the head.
- Harsh Vocals: Sometimes Flocka's adlibs can get very very rough. One of special note is the "SQUAAAAD" after the first verse of Rooster in my Rari, which sounds like a dying hellbeast
- Large Ham: Anytime he yells FLOCKA! or BRICKKKKK SQUAAAAADDDDD! or practially everything else he ever says.
- Lyrical Cold Open: "Fuck the Club Up"
- Lyrical Tic: Many of his songs will feature a lot of flockas, a lot of wakas, and a lot of bricksquads
- Murder Ballad: It would be easier to list the songs of his which weren't these. He seems to enjoy killing people, or at least pretending to kill people.
- N-Word Privileges
- Ode to Intoxication: "Grove St. Party" and "Smoke, Drank" most prominently
- Perpetual Frowner: From the chorus of "Luv Dem Gun Sounds": I don't talk, I don't laugh, I just frown.
- Rage Against the Mentor: Suddenly got into a feud with his mentor Gucci Mane in 2013.
- Rhyming with Itself: Many a youtube comment has pointed out Waka's ability to rhyme the n-word with itself.
- Self-Backing Vocalist: In most of his songs, even if he has a featured artist to back him up.
- Stuffy Old Songs About the Buttocks: "Round of Applause" is not about the clapping of hands...
- Something Something Leonard Bernstein: The song Ballin Out has a section that goes a little like something something like your bruh for a few lines
- Song Parody: This parody of Hard in da Paint caused a large amount of people who don't regularly listen to rap music to learn of Waka
- Soprano and Gravel: Mostly done in singles to achieve a more mainstream R&B sounding hook
- Trap Music: one of the most succesful and visible examples of the genres along with his mentor gucci mane
- Trigger Happy