In 2010, Waka Flocka Flame put out Flockaveli, a record that winded up being more influential than people would have guessed before its release. It showed us the rise of Lex Luger who would lay the groundwork for what production would sound like for the next years to come, and Flocka's in your face performance. After five years of waiting for a followup, today Waka just dropped Flockaveli 1.5, a return to his style of old. The whole record is exclusively produced by Southside, and is some of his most invigorating work to date.
The Bronx rapper died from complications due to coronavirus on April 23. His writing was unlike any other MC, bar none.Ashwin Rodrigues
Emerging out of an already thriving scene in Limerick, this collective of rappers and producers are re-imagining American rap styles through a working-class Irish lens.Colin Gannon
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