Classic Day – No Skips

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Crafting a record that spans 17 tracks and has no skips is not only nearly impossible but to be a record that essentially can still slap against any modern hit today is a work of art. Waka Flocka Flame’s Flockaveli continues to spark that ingenuity nerve that blends both the ugliness of gang backgrounds and the approachability of hip-hop.

Starting with ad-libs that could replace the National Anthem for the United States, “Bustin’ At ‘Em” is a slap box with federal offense levels of production. Waka Flocka Flame holds in a debut, enough TNT through the 72-minute long joyride that it eventually becomes like a revolutionary discovery. The nature of violent instrumentation from Lex Luger is bombastic enough to stand on two feet, creating space between the audience and Waka Flocka Flame. 

From the radio standards “No Hands,” “Hard in Da Paint,” “Bustin’ At Em,” or the single “O Let’s Do It,” there is an illustrative stand-off where four tracks hit such different range. One moment, Flockaveli has the listener ready to sprint through the night streets without care, running red lights, and having the courage to take over a section of the town.

Then, Waka Flocka Flame can harness this energy of wanting to party and be at the center of attention. One consistent thematic device in his record comes from this harsh emotional draw to confidence and the ability to be your own master.

When “Karma” which features YG Hootie, Slim Dunkin, and Popa Smurf hits, the “BOW, BOW, BOW, BOW, BOW, BOW, BOW, BOW,” and “Flocka!” ad-libs are both featured in meme culture but also the entertainment to hype hip-hop and running off 10,000 watts of pure electricity. The instrumental is a war-ready assault rifle filled with catchy hooks and verses over clips and rounds. Waka Flocka Flame describes, “I robbed so many niggas, karma came right back around. I jumped so many niggas, karma came right back around… Shout out to that fuck nigga, tried to rob me at the Wal-Mart. Ran up on his car, had him eating shells like Mario Go-Kart.”

With the perfect mix of aggressive and charismatic, Flockaveli is essentially The Godfather of records as it continues to become more enjoyable with each listen. The frantic overtaking of each track orchestrates a synonymous takeover of sound and ability. Waka Flocka Flame is tough, and age does nothing but sweetens each piece like they were a glass of fine wine.

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