Waka Flocka Flame
Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
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In one of his new album’s more endearing moments, Atlanta MC Waka Flocka Flame eats a bag of chips, punctuating chomps with a zesty burp and a slurred "'scuse me." Consider it artistic growth; 2010's Flockaveli made no 'scuses for its mesmerizingly dumb intensity. Triple F is another set of barked strip-club salvos ("Versace on my ass/Two bands for my underwear/Foreign cars, foreign broads, baller of the year"), over high-hats and slurry synths from producer Lex Luger and a cast of lessers. Drake and Nicki Minaj add style, and one track is called "Power of My Pen," but classing up Waka is like putting a fig leaf over King Kong’s balls.
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