Waka Flocka Flame Says He's Crafting Rap Skills On "Ferrari Boyz"
Exclusive: The Brick Squad 1017 member says there never really was a creative disagreement with partner Gucci Mane.
As one of the biggest new faces in Hip Hop, Waka Flocka Flame has controversially dismissed lyricism. However, during a Ferrari Boyz listening session this past week in Atlanta, Georgia, Waka admitted that he's trying to improve at his craft.
The August 9 album with Brick Squad 1017 head Gucci Mane was reportedly made in two weeks time. The Warner Brothers Records sensation reveals that despite some months not working together, to pair had no disputes in terms of making the album their fans asked for.
Waka Flocka Flame Speaks About His Skills
HipHopDX: What are you hoping to accomplish with Ferrari Boyz?
Waka Flocka Flame: I’m crafting my Rap skills. [Laughs]
DX: I thought you didn’t care about all that [lyrical content]. [laughs]
Waka Flocka Flame: I don’t care about it. I’m crafting it.
DX: Okay, but what was it that moved in you to make you want to craft your Rap skills?
Waka Flocka Flame: If I’m rapping, I should want to develop a craft and get better right?
DX: So you’re saying you don’t put extra pressure on yourself but you’re crafting as you go along?
Waka Flocka Flame: Yes! [nods]
DX: Ferrari Boyz was done before Gucci Mane went to jail earlier this year right? How long did it take?
Waka Flocka Flame: Yeah, [it was] done. We did it in probably about a week, two weeks to be exact. We got all our producers in-house… Southside and Lex [Luger].
DX: You and Gucci have totally different styles. You have that energy…
Waka Flocka Flame: Yes. Ferrari Boyz is like my sound.
Waka Flocka Flame Explains Creative Chemistry With Gucci Mane
DX: And Gucci is a lot more laid-back. How did you gel on tracks together? Was there ever a disagreement in the studio on how something should sound?
Waka Flocka Flame: Never.
DX: Never? How is that possible when you’re two different people?
Waka Flocka Flame: It’s ‘cause we already know each other’s personalities so we can never clash.
DX: How long have you known each other?
Waka Flocka Flame: I’ve known him since I was 19, and I’m 24 now.
Additional Reporting by Jake Paine.