Waka Flocka Flame tours non-stop all year long, brings an insane level of raw energy and can't stop turning up. But Waka's musical progression has often been overlooked. Last year, he announced his vision of an EDM/hip-hop fusion album featuring big names such as Flosstradamus, Diplo, Skrillex and Steve Aoki. It would seem like a match made in heaven, as fans heard records like "Rage The Night Away
" and "Techno
." The energy of Waka blended perfectly with the EDM DJs he linked up with. However, Waka did not forget what made him who he is today. Fans have been patiently waiting for Flockaveli 2
since mid-2013, when he first put fans on alert that it was in the pipeline.
Now in 2014, Waka is ready to bless the world with both projects. XXL
spoke to Waka in NYC about Flockaveli 2
, his EDM album Turn Up God
and what he's been doing behind the scenes. —Emmanuel C.M.