Waka Flocka Explains His Meteoric Rise To Fame
Waka Flocka’s album “Triple F: Friends, Fans and Family” is set to drop tomorrow.
In an interview, the topic of conversation quickly turned to Waka’s signature sound and one artist in particular who made it his own.
He discussed on how Rick Ross frequently used one of his Lex Luger-crafted sound. He helped popularize some hits such as “Hard in Da Paint” and “Groove Street Party.” Flocka expressed that he wasn’t angry, he just indicated that his music’s worth that even the likes of Kanye West and Jay-Z have adopted his sonic styling.
Waka Flocka stated, “That’s crazy that Ross has co-opted his Waka’s sound, but what you gonna say? This nigga out here making 30 fucking sounds with your sound. He watering it down, just putting words together that sounded good. Shit would be harder if it was the truth…niggas built labels off our sound—like, literally. You know how many niggas sound like Lex Luger and Southside? I go in niggas’ studios, all their beats sound like my producers. I be like, What the fuck? But you can’t be mad at something you can’t control.”
He also commented, “What are y’all gonna say now? Jay-Z stupid as hell? My sound is wack? You gonna say that? They love the sound. They can’t run away from it. That shit re-sparked niggas’ careers. My sound put life into a lot of people’s careers. I feel like my sound changed hiphop. Period. It’s crazy when I came out with it everybody laughed at it, but the next year everybody’s doing it.”