Waka Flocka Flame Net Worth 2022, Update Age, Height, Weight, Bio, Wiki, and Career Details

Waka Flocka Flame is an American rapper from South Jamaica. He became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles ‘O Let’s Do It, Hard in da Paint and No Hands’. His debut studio album for 2010 was titled ‘Flockaveli’. In 2012 he released his second studio album called Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family’ which included many tracks that have debuted on Billboard charts such as “She Be Put That On Me.”

Early Life

Growing up in South Jamaica, Juaquin James Malphurs was quickly introduced to the world of music by his mother. She worked as a CEO for May Entertainment and despite her love of the industry, she did not want Waka’s interest to be swayed so early on as well. He would never pursue this hobby until years later when he met Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane who inspired him greatly with his unapologetic style that blended gangsta rap with Southern hip-hop influences like TLC or Outkast which became evident during records like “I Don’t Do Music” from TLOC 2 (The Last One)

A major turning point in Waka’s life came at fourteen. One of his older brothers died a tragic death, which caused him to seclude himself from the prospect of work and instead spend most of his time on the streets with some local gang members he met there.

Career

Waka’s career was just getting started in 2008 when he dropped his first mixtape titled ‘Salute Me or Shoot me Vol 1. One of the tracks from this mix-tape, “O Let’s Do It,” became an immediate success that peaked at number 62 on Billboard Hot 100 charts and marked Waka’s arrival to mainstream and Gucci Mane’s 1017 Brick Squad.

Starting in 2012, Waka Flocka Flame has released multiple albums with collaboration from stars such as Nicki Minaj and Drake. His first album of the year was ‘Triple F Life-Friends, Fans & Family’ which debuted at 10th place on the Billboard 200 chart. The following year he put out his next studio album ‘Flockaveli 2′ followed by a mixtape titled ‘DuFlocka Rant 2′ then another one called ‘Roches to Rollies’. In 2013 so far he’s also brought us three new releases: “DuFloka Rant Halftime”, “Part 11” (following up last years’ mixtape), an EP titled Day One that includes the track “Waka Flocka” with Drake and the more recent release “O Let’s Do It Again”.

Waka was a rap icon in the early 2000s, but his notoriety dwindled after he moved to Atlanta. However, when Kanye West’s “The Life of Pablo” came out with featured vocals from Waka on two songs and announced that it would be released exclusively through Tidal (Kanye’s own music streaming service), people were anticipating more collaborations between Waka and other artists. Finally this year in 2018, we received an announcement about “Flockaveli II” coming soon!

Highlights 

Here are some of the best highlights of Waka Flocka Flame’s career:

  • No Hands (Song, 2010)
  • Flockaveli (Album, 2010)
  • Ferrari Boyz (Album, 2011)
  • BET Hip Hop Award (Best Club Bange, 2011) – Won

Favorite Quotes from Waka Flocka Flame

“I’m not in no booth trying to be a lyrical genius,” said Waka Flocka Flame. “The difference between people who can make lyrics and hit singles is total – there’s just one big difference!”

My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ so when I was younger, I used to always laugh than one day Gucci gave me the rest of the name.

In the song “Murda”, rapper Waka Flocka Flame says that if someone wears fur they are trying to be something they’re not. “You get fur and you can spend your same money on like 30 jackets,” he explains in a clever way of convincing his listeners why it’s better to purchase synthetic coats than garments made from animal skins.

3 Humbling Lessons from Waka Flocka Flame

Waka Flocka Flame is the most successful rapper in Atlanta and his net worth has reached over $6 million. He spent time in prison for gun possession, but after getting out he focused on music to change his life around.

  1. Keep Hustling
  2. Get Through The Hard Times Step By Step
  3. The Family is Number One

Summary

Waka Flocka Flame has worked with stars such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Meek Mill. Many of his songs have debuted on the Billboard charts and there’s no doubt that he will remain an incredibly talented rapper despite not being at the top of rap’s food chain. As if all this weren’t enough to make him a household name in hip hop today; Waka is also the one-third founder of 1017 Brick Squad Records – home to other well-known artists like Gucci Mane, Young Scooter & OJ Da Juiceman among others.”

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