Waka Flocka Flame

Aug
29
Behind the Video: Waka Flocka Flame f/ Nicki Minaj, Tyga, & Flo Rida – ‘Get Low’

Waka Flocka takes viewers on set of the music video for his latest single “Get Low” featuring Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and Flo Rida. The full video will premiere Friday on BET’s “106 & Park.”

Aug
23
Rap-Up TV: DJ Drama Makes ‘Quality Street Music’ with Tyler, the Creator and Kevin Hart

While Lil Wayne puts the finishing touches on Dedication 4, the mixtape’s host DJ Drama has been focused on his own album, Quality Street Music. Due September 25, the 12 “monstrous” cuts boast appearances from Drake, Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross, T.I., Common, Kendrick Lamar, Tyga, and more, with production from Hit-Boy, T-Minus, Cardiak, Boi-1da, Jahlil Beats, DJ Mustard, and Kane Beatz.

Fresh off shooting a video for his single “My Moment” in Toronto with Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, and Jeremih, the Gangsta Grillz creator spoke about one of the collabos in particular with Tyler, the Creator and Waka Flocka Flame.

“It’s a banger,” he told Rap-Up TV. “Just that collaboration in itself is gonna excite a lot of people ’cause those are two very big personalities in hip-hop, so [having them] on one record is pretty amazing.”

Another unexpected feature comes from Kevin Hart aka Chocolate Drop. “I think people are gonna be surprised by his bars. He gives some really incredible bars. 79 of ‘em,” said Drama of the comedian’s rap alter ego.

Aug
20
New Music: Waka Flocka Flame f/ Gucci Mane & 2 Chainz – ‘Rooster in My Rari (Remix)’

Rooster in My Rari (Remix)

Waka Flocka Flame puts the remix to “Rooster in My Rari” in overdrive with Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz. The Brick Squad rapper’s mentor shouts out his jeweler and 2 Chainz references his tourmate Nicki Minaj (“Beez in the trap, I put my ding-a-ling on Barbie”). The DJ Spinz-produced remix will appear on Waka’s DJ Holiday-hosted mixtape, Salute Me or Shoot Me 4.

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Aug
6
Waka Flocka Flame Announces ‘Triple F Life’ Tour

Waka Flocka Flame

Following his run on Drake’s “Club Paradise” tour with 2 Chainz, J. Cole, Meek Mill, and French Montana earlier this spring, Waka Flocka Flame will embark on his “Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, & Family” tour. The nationwide trek kicks off October 2 in Norfolk and continues through November, with stops in New York, L.A., Boston, Seattle, New Orleans, and more.

Only two months after dropping his sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, & Family, the Atlanta rapper is gearing up for the release of his DJ Holiday-hosted mixtape, Salute Me or Shoot Me 4. The follow-up to his 2011 tape includes appearances from Tyler, the Creator, Chief Keef, and Shawty Lo, plus the remix to his single “Rooster in My Rari” with Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz.

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Jul
30
Video: Waka Flocka Flame f/ B.o.B – ‘Fist Pump’

Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame is the life of the party in the video for “Fist Pump,” his collaboration with B.o.B off his sophomore album Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. “My life is like a movie,” raps the Brick Squad MC as he shakes his dreads in the clip, which features live footage of him performing onstage. B.o.B is M.I.A., but there’s enough Flocka to go around.

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Jul
28
Nicki Minaj and Tyga ‘Get Low’ with Waka Flocka Flame [Behind the Scenes]

Tyga and Nicki Minaj

Waka Flocka Flame joins forces with Young Money in the Benny Boom-directed video for “Get Low,” the new single off his sophomore album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family. MTV News caught up with the Brick Squad rapper and his co-stars Nicki Minaj and Tyga on set in Atlanta last week.

“The concept for the video was a red, white, and black color scheme, and a lot of art,” explained Waka, who’s readying his new mixtape Salute Me or Shoot Me Vol. 4. “I wanted to bring hip-hop videos back—choreographing and girls dancing in it. There’s too [many] naked women dancing in videos scenes to me. I feel like I wanna put the art back into it. I feel like it’s my job to put the art and the fun back into the music.”

Tyga jumped on the song as soon as he heard it. “When he sent me the verse, I was like, ‘This is different,’ so automatically, I wanted to do it ’cause I like doing stuff that’s different,” said the Young Money MC. “Coming from Waka, people are used to hearing head-bussing, more crunk shit, so when he sent me this, I was like, ‘This is different, so I gotta do it.’ I did my verse like the next day and sent it back.”

Nicki didn’t hesitate to lend a hand. “Waka Flocka, he’s my brother,” said the blonde raptress. “People know that I go way back with him, and whatever he needs me to do, it gets done. He called me, he sent me a song, I said, ‘It’s nothing.’ I was finishing up my album, and I said, ‘You know I got you, it’s nothing.’”

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Jul
23
Nicki Minaj Touches Down in Atlanta with T.I., Young Jeezy, Monica, & Waka Flocka

Nicki Minaj, Monica, and Tiny

Nicki Minaj painted Atlanta pink when her tour rolled through town on Sunday. Following a set from opening act 2 Chainz, her Minajesty held court with ATL royalty onstage at the Fox Theatre. Young Jeezy kicked off the surprise-filled evening by performing “Supa Freak.”

Monica got love from Nicki and her hometown while belting out “Why I Love You So Much.” “@NICKIMINAJ’s words to me as she brought me on stage tonight brought tears to my eyes!! Thank U Nicki,” tweeted the R&B songstress.

Bobby V followed with “Slow Down” and Nicki’s longtime friend Waka Flocka Flame performed “Round of Applause.” “We’ve come a long way from roaches to Rolexes,” he told her.

The guest list rounded out with Lil Scrappy and the King of the South, T.I.

“Wanna thank: 2chainz, Jeezy, Scrappy, Monica, Bobby V, Waka, T.I. And Chukee. Unbelievable. So grateful. WOW,” wrote Young Money’s First Lady after it was all over.

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