Today in Hip-Hop: Waka Flocka Flame Drops ‘Flockaveli’
On this day, Oct. 5 in hip-hop history...
2010: One of Atlanta's wildest, craziest rappers, Waka Flocka Flame, dropped his debut album, Flockaveli, on Oct. 5, 2010. Today marks five years since Flocka's triumphant debut.
Coming up in the ATL under the musical wing of Gucci Mane and 1017 Brick Squad, Flocka made a name for himself for helping to popularize Southern crunk with consistent party anthems like 2009's "O Let's Do It." Waka thought of the name for his debut as a spin on 2pac's final album, Makaveli – The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory. The young ad-libber took the party worldwide with hits off Flockaveli like "Hard in Da Paint," "Grove St. Party" and his highest charting single to date, "No Hands," which peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went on to be certified three times platinum.
With booming production credits from Lex Lugor, Southside and Lil Jon and guest features for Gucci, Wale, Roscoe Dash and more, Flockaveli was a turn up powerhouse that was hard to be ignored. The LP as a whole debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200 and five years later, still enjoys ample radio rotation and allows Waka to tour across the world.