Waka Flocka Flame

After years as Atlanta's resident mixtape messiah, Waka Flocka Flame huffed, puffed, and blew the trap down with 2010's Flockaveli, an album of ridiculously potent hooks and blistering Southern rattle that has, improbably, proven to be one of the most influential rap full-lengths of the past few years. Then, following another handful of tapes and an eponymous LP with Gucci Mane under their Ferrari Boyz moniker, Waka dropped his sophomore solo effort, Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family, in June. Though not as iconoclastic as Flockaveli was, the new album captures much of the same energy while also distributing sing-song hooks and EDM-influenced beats as quickly as Waka does cash when he's around a certain type of female entertainer (see, for evidence of all of the above, "Round of Applause" and "I Don't Really Care"). If nothing else, Triple F proves that the 26-year-old is still down to fuck the club up. With Wooh Da Kid and Reema Major. 18+.
Tue., Oct. 23, 8 p.m., 2012

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