Rap music’s newest rising star Juaquin Malphurs, better known as Waka Flocka Flame, will release his debut album Flockavelli on October 5th. Born in Queens, NY and raised in Atlanta, GA, Waka is the first artist to release an album under mentor Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad imprint.
The 17-track album features appearances from Wale, Roscoe Dash, Pastor Troy, and Young Money’s Gudda Gudda among others, and was largely helmed by 19-year old Lexus “Lex Luger” Lewis whose biggest hits include Rick Ross’ “B.M.F (Blowin’ Money Fast)” and “MC Hammer.” Fans can expect more “flocka music” from the LP, a style the rapper has coined that embodies high-energy, bass heavy music that embodies the fury found in acts like NWA and Onyx with a heavy southern influence that picks up where Lil’ John’s Crunk music left off. “You’re gonna need some Gatorade or have to get your neck checked after listening to this,” warns Waka. “The whole thing bangs from start to finish.”[youtube skhxizRYxps nolink]