Game Changers…WAKA FLOCKA [Interview]
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 by Team Greedmont | 5 Comments; | Category: Entertainment, Interview, Music, Rap
Behind the controversy, nay-saying, and violence there is a man undeniably making hits. And honestly that’s all he wants you to focus on. Originally from Southside Jamaica Queens and transplanted to Riverdale, GA, Waka Flocka makes the songs we all want to shake our dreads to-real or imagined. GET INTO IT!
GP: How did the “No Hands” collabo come about?
Waka: I was in the studio with Roscoe (Dash) and Drumma Boy was in there making beats and Wale just walked in. From there it was on and we got No Hands.
GP: Do you think the controversy surrounding you has helped or hindered your career?
Waka: Neither. No wait, both. When it’s positive of course that helps me and my career but when it’s negative and just flat out wrong it hinders me and it also upsets me.
GP: After your appearance on 106th and Park, there was a public perception that basically you weren’t bright. How did you feel about that appearance?
Waka: I was mad at first because people were calling me illiterate, but I knew everything that was going on and I knew what I was going to do before I came out. But I learned from that, I learned my power and my influence and how I can bring my career up or down.
GP: Who has been the most welcoming or given you the best advice since entering the industry?
Waka: My mother for sure. She let me know to watch the people I have around me, to keep the right people around me. They can bring me up to the highest point in my career or take me to my lowest.
GP: What are some of your upcoming projects?
Waka: My label Brick Squad Monopoly. Also projects with DJ Holiday and the Trapaholics. I have the mixtape Salute Me or Shoot Me Vol. 3 and my album Lebron Waka James.
GP: Where do you see yourself in 5 years in the industry?
Waka: At least two artists out on Bricksquad, more hit singles, just living
GP: What are your aspirations beyond hip-hop?
Waka: Creating jobs seeing my friends and family do good around me. Surviving in life really.
GP: What has been your “a-ha” or “I made it” moment?
Waka: My 1st arena concert! It had 20,000 people. Birthday bash in the A. When I hit the stage I just looked out like doggone it.