An interview & analysis by Noz. Link

“Waka’s long bubbling mixtape following and high performance fees on the modern day Chitlin Circuit put him in a position where he could actually exist outside of the label infrastructure.”

Flockaveli is a sonically massive record but it could be so much more than that. It could be a game changer. It’s the industry’s last uncompromising Gangsta Rap record and, in a lot of ways, a conspicuous indictment of the major label album model. If Waka could just better recognize and articulate his own strengths, just get comfortable in his own skin, then that referred positivity would multiply tenfold. A thoughtful Flocka Flame could be absolutely dangerous. But these are unrealistic expectations