Waka Flocka Flame: Flockaveli


Waka Flocka Flame’s Flockaveli is a very long album that has a lot of filler. Flocka himself makes very few attempts at being coherent, lyrically aside from the closing track “Fuck The Industry” and the narrative “For My Dawgz,” which chronicles his life from growing up in Queens to migrating south and getting it going with his music. It’s loose and aggressive, borderline forcing its way into another category of music altogether. Waka Flocka Flame is a black hole of talent saved by a vast wealth of infectious hooks and huge charisma. The Brick Squad saves the album with their individual performances, but not by much. There is a gang element on this album that is subliminal but clearly present. Listeners can take what they are meant to from that aspect, I suppose.
You already know the force of “Hard In Da Paint” and “Oh Let’s Do It,” both proven club bangers that have set the streets on fire. 

Producer Lex Luger is almost Reggaetonian in his ability to make multiple songs from the same basic beat, something Erick Sermon mastered two decades ago with his Zapp and Roger pilferage. Almost every single song he produced on this album is one or two elements off from being the exact same composition. The only noticeable differences in production come on “Smoke, Drank,” “Fuck The Club Up,” which features Pastor Troy and Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin, as well as a deep slow pace, deeper 808s and keys.

The one note production is also a negative artistically, but undeniably effective in its goals to provoke listeners. If this music continues to push into its own subgenre, then this album deserves the credit as the starting point. When judged purely on its Hip-Hop merit, Flockaveli is too poor lyrically to warrant a high rating of any sort. (Via Planetpill)

Waka Flocka Flame: Flockaveli


24: How did you link up with Gucci Mane which lead you to signing to his label Brick Squad?

Waka Flocka Flame: I met Gucci Mane through his old manager Debra Antey, that’s my biological mother.

24: How would you describe your sound and style?

Waka Flocka Flame: I describe my sound and my style 100% Juaquin James Malphurs(that’s me)! I would describe it as one of the realest in the game right now.

24: What should the fans be expect from your new album Flockaveli dropping Oct.5?

Waka Flocka Flame: That Flocka Music! They know how I’m rocking, I got my own genre of music.

24: Who were some of the artist and producers you worked with for the project?

Waka Flocka Flame: I got my own label Brick Squad Monopoly and I have my whole camp on my album. I also have Lex Luger and South Side on my whole album. I kept it “Family”.

24: What advice would you give to other up and coming trying to get into the game from your experience so far?

Waka Flocka Flame: I’ll tell them don’t let anyone else judge your music as long as your friends and your fan base love it, keep doing it and your going to be a great at what your doing.

24: What should everyone be on the look out for from you outside of your album with 2010 coming to a close and 2011 right around the corner?

Waka Flocka Flame: Look out for these two movies with myself, Gucci Mane and Master P called “Trap Top” & “Repo Man Pt.2“. Also be looking out for that Brick Squad album with myself, Gucci, Juice, Wooh and Frenchie.

24: Will you be performing at the 2010 Hip-Hop BET Awards?

Waka Flocka Flame: You got to know that, you got to know that I’m nominated for two awards.

24: Tell the readers best way for the readers to keep up to date with you?

Waka Flocka Flame: The fans can just go to my website www.wakaflocka1017.com and it will take to every other website I’m on such as Twitter, etc.

24: Any thing you want to say to the readers before we go?

Waka Flocka Flame: Man I live a “Triple F Life”, Friends, Fans & Family! Get that Flockaveli this Tuesday, Oct.5!

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