Happy Birthday, Waka Flocka Flame!
Today, May 31, marks the birthday of ATL rapper and self-proclaimed Turn Up God Waka Flocka Flame! The Brick Squad capo is now 32.
Waka has now been on the scene for a while, and it's long enough to see the ATLien has come a long way since first stepping into the rap game with his Salute Me Or Shoot Me mixtape in 2009.
In the following years, Waka would continue dropping more tapes (LeBron Flocka James and more) as he solidified his position as a viable artist. In 2010, Waka dropped off his banger-filled debut LP, Flockveli, which pushed him further down the road to flat-out superstardom. Stomping onto the Billboard 200 chart at No. 6—No. 2 on the Top Rap Albums chart—the album produced four successful singles in "Oh Let's Do It," "Hard In the Paint," "Grove St. Party" and the chart-topping "No Hands."
His sophomore effort, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, marked the undeniable rise in Brick Squad Monopoly label. "We the new Wu-Tang, Roc-A-Fella. We what these labels are trying to create right now. We the new Cash Money. Squad! Flockaveli was the return of gangsta. I brought gangsta back, man,” Waka told XXL. Flocka delivered Flockaveli semi-sequel, Flockaveli 1.5, in November of 2015.
As he's moved along in his career, Flocka has put on his serious hat from time to time. Two years ago, he put his endorsement behind presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during his 2016 camapaign. After that, he and his wife Tammy Rivera stared on Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.
On July 26, 2016, Waka unloaded his LeBron Flocka James 4 project with Southside. In 2018, he gave his fans yet another Flockaveli II appetizer when he unleashed his Brick House Boyz tape with Big Bank and Zaytoven. His fans are still eagerly awaiting Flockaveli II, a project the rapper spoke with XXL about in February 2018.
"I’m coming to fuckin' put my foot down," Waka said at the time. "When Flockaveli II come out, muthafuckas gon be like, 'Nah, that’s the Godfather.' Literally. That’s literally what people gon say. Flockaveli II is just attitude, man."
On April 22, 2018, Flocka gave fans some good news when he revealed that Flockaveli II will be dropping on Oct. 5, 2018. Today, he gives fans even a bit more of quality news by unloading his Big Homie Flocka project, which you can listen to below.
Happy Birthday, Waka!
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