On paper, hip-hop and opera seem like completely different styles of music, but many producers have shown us otherwise. Using dramatic, often high-pitched vocal samples, they add a theatrical element to rap tracks.
Debra ATney has quite the track record. She has managed artists such as Nicki Minaj, French Montana, and Gucci Mane, as well as her son, Waka Flocka. While she has had issues with her artists in the past, Debra continues to have kind words for the artists she's worked with.
As reported by Complex, Waka Flocka is branching out into philanthropy, television, film and music genres other than rap. He discussed his current projects during an interview at the recent Garden of Dreams talent show in New York City, and had some surprising things to say.