WAKA FLOCKA FLAME’S CONTROVERSIAL ALBUM TITLE “FLOCKAVELI”

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Waka Flocka Flame’s album controversy

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s release of his album entitled “Flockaveli” skyrocked a lot of controversy. Being that Waka Flocka Flame tried to emulate the 90’s legendary rapper Tupac Shakur AKA Makaveli by taking the famous name and forming it into his own.

“People took [his album title] like he’s comparing hisself to Tupac. Never that. He know he’s not Tupac. You have people that want to be other people, like it’s not that. When people are so limited, they stay stuck. l just told him yesterday. “Why you staying stuck?” He did grow up around guns and drugs but he’s still a fun person. You have to learn how to channel all of that energy into having fun. It doesn’t have to be about shooting and killing. In the hood these are things that you do experience, but he wasn’t raised in the projects or some real hard places. He chose to hang out in stuff like that. Those are the places that he wanted to be at. That’s where he felt comfortable, where he belonged.” (VIBE)

According to Waka Flocka Flame’s mother Deborah Antney, he had no intentions of trying to becoming the next Tupac Shakur. Later stating “he knows his place in hip hop.” In a previous interview, Flocka went into detail on how Italian philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli holds a great influence on his life. He also stated “Tupac introduced me to the [writing] of Machiavell.”

That man is a mind-game genius. I read the Machiavelli war-tactic books, his biography, everything. That man is just like sticks and stones, bad. You see Waka Flocka, what do you think? Negativity. You read Machiavelli? Negativity. My brain, I’m so sharp, I can play stupid on the camera and they think I’m dumb. So really you just playing yourself. I’m so ahead of y’all. That’s for the bloggers.” (MTV)

Even his mother Deborah recognizes her son’s place in the rap game. They have assured fans that his album entitlement had no intentions on racking up from album sales. Then, Waka Flocka Flame makes mends with the Tupac fans by apologizing.

“I’m not. Tupac is the reason why I really made Flockaveli. It’s because of the story of. You know what I’m saying? And at the time right now, I’m gonna sum it all up, Makaveli had his back up against the wall, he felt like people were out to get him. You know what I’m saying? It’s how he felt. At the time I was making my album, that’s how I felt. And that’s what was going on. I was going through bad press, bad time, everything.” (SOHH)

Source: SOHH


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