Waka Flocka’s first album may be a nod to the late poetic Tupac, but Flocka, lyrically, is no Pac. And he knows it. His sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, Family drops today, but the southern rapper, better known for club bangers than lyrical content, wants listeners to know if they’re expecting lyricism they will be disappointed. In an interview with Billboard.com the rapper said, “If you’re looking for lyrics, throw it out the window. Go throw on Watch the Throne.” We’re not sure if that’s a great marketing tactic, but at least he’s honest. That’s got to count for something.
With hits like “Bustin’ At ‘Em,” “Hard in da Paint” and “No Hands” from Waka’s debut album Flockaveli, it’s pretty clear he specializes in crunk and trap music. Fans know they can turn on Flocka’s album before going out on a Friday night to get them in party mode. He didn’t change up the formula to appease critics, and why would he when what he’s done has worked? He owned the stage for his Summer Jam set, and not one single person in the crowd looked like they were thinking, ‘Gosh, I want to hear great lyrics from him.’ He tells Billboard.com he wanted Triple F Life to reflect that he’s “still the king of the clubs, still the king of the singles, Mr. 808.” Look no further than “Round of Applause” for an example of maintaining that throne as king of club hits. If Flocka’s verses aren’t lyrically intricate enough for you, take his advice, “throw it out the window.”
Waka Flocka Flame: Don’t Turn To My Album For Great Lyrics [Billboard.com]
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