Waka Flocka Flame Snatches J. Cole’s Beat & Steps Up His Bars (Audio)
Now this is a surprise. Waka Flocka Flame hops on J. Cole’s “Fire Squad” track and steps his bars up…way up. Whatever you may think of Waka, you have never heard him flow like this.
Like his mentor-turned-foe Gucci Mane, Waka Flocka Flame is among Hip-Hop’s most polarizing figures. Upon his 2010 Warner Bros. Records-backed debut, Flockavelli, the aggressive MC bemoaned skills, telling MTV News early in the year, “I’m not into being lyrical.”
Almost five years later, with a strong fan-base and some lyricist friends (Freeway, Wale, Drake, Bun B), the Brick Squad Monopoly sensation may have some new opinions on the subject. Waka bursts into the booth with a ton on his mind. Along the way, the often-joking MC reminds listeners that he can, after all, spit. “3:30” does not name names, but throws the bird-calling rapper’s name into the ring, claiming elitism. Like or not, Flocka rides the beat like he’s been here before.
Do you want to hear more of this style from the 2010s breakout?