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Waka Flocka performing in August 2014
|Birth name||Juaquin James Malphurs|
|Born||(1986-05-31) May 31, 1986
South Jamaica, New York, United States
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
Brick Squad Monopoly
1017 Brick Squad
I didn’t get into rap to be no lyrical genius. I got into rap to feed my family and help the people in need around me, that’s it. A lot of people say, ‘Man, Waka Flocka ain’t go no lyrics,’ so I was like, ‘Yeah, you right!’
It’s a total big difference between a person that got lyrics and a person that can make hit singles. I’m a person that can make some hit singles. I’m not in no booth trying to be a lyrical genius. I’m preparing to make me some singles, and as I develop as a man, then they’ll respect my emcee skills.
I don’t project no image. I just act like myself. I write about how I feel, the emotional stage I’m in at the time. So I write from the heart. I never write from my mind. My brain, I mean.
I came from nothing really to something; I came from the gutter to making the gutters.
My favorite thing about being engaged is your partner knowing what you want. For us, we love going out to eat.
You wear fur, it’s like you trying to be something you not. You get fur, you can spend the same money on like, 30 jackets.
My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.