Waka Flocka Flame Says He Isn’t A Hip-Hop Fan And Doesn’t Know Where It Started

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Waka Flocka Flame makes some of the most riotous hip-hop music in history. But lately, Waka wants to move away from hip-hop to start working in other genres such as EDM.

“I’m not a hip-hop fan,” he said in a recent interview. “I can’t even tell you where hip-hop started. God’s honest truth.”

He added that he didn’t want to get “stuck in refrigerator,” meaning the 26-year-old is looking at other creative outputs for inspiration. Diplo, Flosstradamus and more have been artists he’s been working with.

In Waka’s other projects outside of music, he discussed his philanthropic endeavors. For one, Waka is planning on opening a YMCA near his neighborhood, but is running into some obstacles. “They are giving me a hard time with it. I tried to put an Olympic-sized pool. They told me I need a two-million dollar insurance. Some crazy stuff.”

For another, Waka is trying to make it in Hollywood and spoke about receiving three movie deal offers. Add to that his work on a sitcom for Cartoon Network and he sounds like he’s diving in headfirst.

“I wrote my first cartoon. Cartoon Network love it. Serious,” he said.

Flocka recently released his new mixtape, DuFlocka Rant Halftime Show.

  • BeanTown Reppin

    Not surprised…this clown doesn’t deserve the coverage. He’s making money off something (that he is horrible at in the first place) that he has no respect for. Learn the history of who and what allowed you to be in the position to succeed…smh. No wonder he wants to “branch” out from hip-hop, he realized he can’t rhyme…do you think he knows what hip-hop even means?

  • http://www.facebook.com/javern.taylor JaVern TshirtKing Taylor

    Big ups to him, can’t hate on that. No olympic sized pool cause they know we’ll dominate that sport too. Hip-Hop ain’t dead its down south where most of you east coast fuckers originate from.

    • BeanTown Reppin

      Now we know JaVern doesn’t know hip-hop history either….you can’t call something dead or not that you have no clue about bruh. Not hating on him trying to do something positive but when it comes to hip-hop…only people that respect it should eat off it, just my opinion but I know I’m not alone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/javern.taylor JaVern TshirtKing Taylor

        ANYBODY can eat off it. I can’t rap to save my life, but if I do spit and folks dig it, I can’t get that lil dough of it? Its two types rappers & hip hop artists. thats it. Now that cats not really signing major deals like that anymore anybody can rap, so maybe we can get back to the origin of hip hop as most of US would like to know it. A rapper is a JOB, hip hop is a lifestyle that some rather not take on. Cool. the media is what got it all fuckin confused. I know my history, but don’t be blinded to what really going on around you. true hip hop spreads those kinds of messages to our communities, social rights, etc. Rappers do to, its just they telling the actual events, while hip hop feeds the brain. Its two part….#BOSTONSTRONG

  • you dumbass

    @facebook-1502349644:disqus ppl from the east coast goes down south cause its easy to make it down south then it is on the east coast…go down south all you need is a good beat no lyrics. on the east coast you need that lyircal sound…come on now keep making tshirts..cause music is not ur imo

    • http://www.facebook.com/javern.taylor JaVern TshirtKing Taylor

      you must be blind cause you missed the fuckn point…so its safe to say east coast beats are wack as fuck? ever wonder why east coast artist live AND DIE for a southern MARKET? Good beats maybe? East coast is no longer source of great lyrics anymore..Still the mecca though…music in not M.O? no shit. im a listener..YOU MUST BE A REAL HIP HOP HEAD..CAN A NIGGA MAKE, JUST HAVE FUCKIN FUN & MAKE MONEY DOING IT. MFERS act like the origin of hip hop was sooo super lyrical..NO..it became that over time, during that time the south was getting MONEY EASILY off music, While only a few east coast rappers was getting money. (SOUTH=WACK BUT $$$) OR (EAST=LYRICAL & BROKE).

  • Gladis

    He dislikes something that he isn’t fit [at all] for. Sounds like a normal cop-out to me.