Today, rapper and presidential candidate Waka Flocka Flame released the first official single off his most highly anticipated third studio album Flockaveli 2, titled “Workin.” The record, produced by Tarentino, is available now on iTunes.
Waka Flocka Flame has been touring non-stop for the past few years, most recently with DJ Whoo Kid on the party tour of the year, the Turn Up Godz Tour. Waka Flocka Flame has been consistently providing his fan-base with a heavy volume of music since his last album release. Earlier this year, Waka Flocka Flame delivered “Game On,” featuring Good Charlotte; the theme song for the feature film, Pixels. The record was used by the ABC network during the 2015 NBA Finals.
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About Waka Flocka Flame
Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the Atlanta rapper rose to prominence as Gucci Mane’s protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me that caught fire with songs, “We On The Way, “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200.
Following his sudden popularity, Waka Flocka Flame collaborated with hip-hop’s mainstream elite such as T.I., Drake and B.o.B. On Waka and Gucci’s 2011 collaborative effort Ferrari Boyz and 2012’s Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family, Waka’s high energy is the sole reason why he’s earned the nickname “Turn Up God.” That style translates into the EDM world Waka calls home now. He fell in the love with the genre during a tour in Europe two years ago.
Set to feature production from Southside, Rico Love, Jim Jonsin, and more, Waka Flocka Flame’s highly anticipated album Flockaveli 2 is scheduled for release online and in-stores this winter.
Waka Flocka Flame wants this album to return to the basics that made him a rap star. For Flockaveli 2, he’s approaching his third studio album the same way as his previous projects: trap banger after trap banger. His laid-back demeanor makes him a fan favorite, and he’s hoping that his straightforward creative process will please his core fans. “I’m cocky when it comes to my fans and my music ‘cause I know my fans talk to me,” he says, noting that 31 tracks are already laid down for the LP. “I want my fans to look at they haters like, ‘Told y’all my boy was gonna go hard.”
With 1.3 million followers on Twitter (@WakaFlocka) and a million followers on Instagram, he’s become the second most active celebrity on social media platforms, as well as the second most searched name on Google. Waka Flocka Flame is also cultivating a steady EDM presence thanks to touring with Steve Aoki and appearing on songs by DJ-producer Borgore and Flosstradamus. While fans have to wait for his EDM album Turn Up God releasing sometime this year, they will have more than enough reasons to celebrate with the approaching release of Flockaveli 2.