Waka Flocka


About Waka Flocka

Waka Flocka is currently one of the biggest presences in the rap game, both literally and figuratively, and is a true trap champion, facilitating the art of turning up with his music and movement. He rose to recognition after the success of his 2009 singles "No Hands", "O Let’s Do It" and "Hard In Da Paint", which led to his signing with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad Records and Warner Bros. Records. He now runs his own label, Brick Squad Monopoly, which is home to Wooh Da Kid, 808 Mafia, Dirt Gang, YG Hootie, Joe Moses, Haitian Fresh and more.

To date, he’s collaborated with Soulja Boy, Yo Gotti, Nicki Minaj, Rocko, T-Pain, Jim Jones, Twista, The Game, Cam’ron, DJ Khaled, Ace Hood, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Twista, Movado, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Bun B and many, many more.

Most recently, he announced plans for an EDM album titled "Flockaveli Psychotics", dealt with the death of his brother Kayo Redd and embarked on the "Return Of Flocka" winter tour. Unfortunately, he and former friend/collaborator Gucci Mane are now severely estranged due to differences stemming mostly from the latter’s general belligerence. Despite this, he continues to put in work, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Facts Only

  • Although he reps Atlanta, Georgia, Waka was born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York.
  • Waka Flocka is a Gemini.
  • His mother is Debra Antney, artist manager and former CEO of So Icey / Mizay Entertainment.
  • Waka is a staunch animal activist.
  • He was nicknamed "Waka" by his cousin, after Muppet Fozzie Bear's tendency to utter "Waka Waka".
  • Although his "Waka" nickname was preexisting, Gucci Mane added the "Flocka Flame".
  • Waka's grandmother caught him watching two dogs having sex once when he was a child, and she made him hump the air as punishment.
  • His first two albums debuted within the Top 10 on U.S. charts.
  • Some of his favorite books include Kurt Eichenwald's The Informant, Ian Frazier's Travels in Siberia and Susan Sontag's Regarding The Pain Of Others.
  • Waka Flocka's favorite snack is salt and vinegar chips.

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