Behind The Beat: Lex Luger
Though he built much of his reputation in Atlanta, Lex Luger hails from Suffolk, Virginia and now resides in the neighboring town of Chesapeake. His career took off shortly after he got serious about music. He dropped out of high school after 10th grade to devote all his time to churning out menacing trap beats. “Nothing but time to practice all day,” he says of learning his craft in a town without a mall or a movie theater. Little did he know that he’d be one of the most recognizable producers in hip-hop by the time he was 19.
Waka Flocka Receives Medical Attention After Getting Too High In Seattle
Last night saw Waka Flocka returning to Seattle, land of legal marijuana and the city where Flocka once got confused for Richard Sherman by a Seahawks fan. The Turn Up Godz show appeared lit -- possibly too lit -- as Waka ended the night in the hands of paramedics after ingesting more weed than he could handle. "Aw man. #seattle was too much last night," Flocka wrote on Instagram. "#nonGMO edibles and 20 or more blunts later."
Waka Flocka: "If I Was To Vote For Anyone, It Would Be Hillary"
Waka Flocka celebrated 4/20 last year be announced his candidacy for President of the United States. He laid out an expansive reform platform before realizing that he did not meet the legal age requirement for one to run for president. But who would the outspoken rapper vote for (if he were to vote)?
Stay Woke: Artists Exposed By Hook-Ups
Social media can be a dangerous place for the rich and famous. Not only can you severely damage your reputation with your own posts on Twitter and Instagram, but you also have to worry about what others might share about you on their own profiles.
28 Grams: Hip-Hop Instagram Recap (March 26)
The Instagram flex is perfected when you can get two legendary people in one photo, especially if they're a surprising combination. This week the "when you and your boy are riding different waves but still building" meme reached its highest point as Young Thug and Elton John posed for a photo in Atlanta, with Elton rocking a "Thugger" hat on top of everything. The two have been rumored to be working on a "Rocketman" remix, which we have no idea what to expect from, but even if these photos are the only thing that ever materializes from Elton Thug, we still feel satisfied.
Make Club Bangers With Waka Flocka "Wakapella" Drum Sequencer
Waka Flocka's highly flammable new a capella track "Wakapella" left some people wondering why he didn't do his bars justice by putting a beat underneath. Fortunately, Flocka has teamed up with Splice to create a custom drum sequencer that allows anyone to turn "Wakapella" into a fiery club banger.
Waka Flocka Admits Viral Video Of Woman Twerking On Him Is Fake
A video involving Waka Flocka and a seemingly anonymous female intruder has recently gone viral. Uploaded on January 24, the video, titled "Woman confronts Waka Flocka Flame," has now accumulated over 1.3 million views. The 16 second clip shows a blonde woman, presumably an overeager fan, approaching the Brick Squad rapper and doing something vaguely similar to "twerking," before Waka, having none of it, walks away unimpressed.
Waka Flocka Partly Agrees With Stacey Dash On Removal Of BET
Waka Flocka is a guy who's not afraid to let his opinions be known, and he sometimes brings forth a point of view that clashes with that of the mainstream media. Such was the case with his recent remarks on the trial of Bill Cosby, and earlier today, a video surfaced that finds Waka explaining how he partly understands the controversial statements recently made by actress and current Fox News correspondent Stacey Dash.
Waka Flocka Shares His Thoughts On Meek Mill/50 Cent Beef
When Meek Mill dissed 50 Cent on his new track "Gave Em Hope," he probably didn't know the G-Unit boss' response would consist of an array of highly shareable memes, which made the "beef" go viral right away.
Waka Flocka Thinks Bill Cosby Has Been Framed
Waka Flocka thinks all of Cosby's damning accusations are part of a huge conspiracy.
Waka Flocka Is Dropping A Mixtape With Southside Of 808 Mafia
Waka Flocka has had a weird couple of years. He's been promising both Flockavelli 2 and a full length EDM project (tentatively titled Flockavelli Psychotics) for some time, but as of yet there's no sign of them. A few months back, he dropped the Flockavelli 1.5 mixtape after publicly criticizing his label, Atlantic, for refusing him a release date.
Top Tracks: December 21 - December 27
Things were just beginning to slow down, as we had spent enough time arguing over the year's best music with a series of year-end lists and were ready to start thinking about what's in store for 2016. As we approached the holidays, though, some of our favorite artists were feeling particularly generous and gifted us with a wealth of new material.
Waka Flocka Reveals "Flockaveli 1.5" Artwork
It's been 5 years since Flockaveli dropped, and while some may have doubted Waka Flocka at the time, it's now clearer than ever that the Atlanta rapper's debut is an incredibly influential work. If you've been following Waka closely over the last few years, you know that the proper sequel to his breakthrough Flockaveli 2, has been in the works for some time. Just as it seemed it would finally be delivered, Flocka revealed that Atlantic was holding the album hostage.
Waka Flocka To Release "Flockaveli 1.5" Free Album This Month
Waka Flocka has made it abundantly clear that Atlantic Records is holding on to his latest album, Flockaveli 2, and that he wants to rid himself of all business with the label even if that means buying out of his contract.
Waka Flocka Posts Atlantic's Phone Number & Asks Fans To Demand His Release
Waka Flocka continues to put Atlantic Records on blast. He won't stop until they release his album, Flockaveli 2, or release him from the label. So far, they've done neither. Last month, Waka expressed all his grievances via Twitter, telling fans, "I fucking hate my label," before asking Atlantic to let him buy out of his contract.
Waka Flocka Blasts His Label, Asks To Buy Out (Again)
Waka Flocka has aired out his grievances with his label on a public platform before, and he's taken to it again this afternoon.
Waka Flocka Responds To Backlash Over His Opinion That Caitlyn Jenner is "Rebuking God"
On his most recent appearance on the Breakfast Club, Waka Flocka made some offensive statements regarding Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community, suggesting that those who choose to identify with a different gender later in life are "rebuking God".
Transplant Rap: 9 Rappers Who Blew Up Away From Home
With his debut album Only Way Is Up finally out, rapper K Camp is really able to secure himself as success in the rap game-- or at least, that's the hope. For the past year or two, Kristopher Cambell has been delivering massive hits in Atlanta to great success and everyone's enjoyment. What's funny though, is despite his successes and a particular ear for the desires of the A-Town market, K Camp's origins couldn't be more far from Atlanta; in fact he initially heralded all the way from Milwaukee.
#TBT: Gucci Mane
Love him or hate him, Gucci Mane has been one of the most polarizing members of the rap scene for the past 10 years. With dozens and dozens of albums and mixtapes under his belt, you're better off loving him, because he's always giving his fans new music.
Who Had The Better Verse: Gucci Mane Vs. Waka Flocka
It’s always a beautiful thing when Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka get on a record together. Let’s be clear, these two men aren’t the most lyrical cats in the game, but they bring that bravado and street lingo that we all love and appreciate. Obviously, you’re not going to be enraptured by their lyrical wisdom and they won’t have an triple entendres for you to decode like the great Marshall Mathers, but their track record is immaculate. Who can forget about how their Ferrari Boyz project had us wanting to be in the trap?