In a recent interview with Complex, Waka Flocka talks on his sound and Lex Luger's beats, which he thinks Rick Ross has watered down.
Waka Flocka was featured on Complex's online cover, and he spoke on his signature sound and Rick Ross utilizing the sound. Waka made those Lex Luger-type beats popular with his bangers "Hard in the Paint" and "Grove St. Party." Although he thinks Ross has watered down his sound, he maintains he's not upset about it.
"That’s crazy, but what you gonna say? This nigga out here making 30 fucking sounds with your sound," Waka explained. "He watering it down, just putting words together that sounded good. Shit would be harder if it was the truth...niggas built labels off our sound—like, literally. You know how many niggas sound like Lex Luger and Southside? I go in niggas’ studios, all their beats sound like my producers. I be like, What the fuck? [But] you can't be mad at something you can't control."
He continued, "What are y’all gonna say now? Jay-Z stupid as hell? My sound is wack? You gonna say that? They love the sound. They can’t run away from it. That shit re-sparked niggas’ careers. My sound put life into a lot of people’s careers. I feel like my sound changed Hip Hop. Period. It’s crazy when I came out with it everybody laughed at it, but the next year everybody’s doing it."
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