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.

60 Comments

  • juuytfd

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  • Kirill Kolchaev

    album leaked http://hip-hoproom.com/gucci-mane-waka-flocka-flame-ferrari-boyz/

  • Doug Nichols

    There are some people in these comments who are doing their best at trying to sound as stupid as this clown.

  • Zen1

    I’ve known him since I was 19, and I’m 24 now. Someone can't do math....

  • mcfly

    didn't this dude say he was getting out the game. Besides he's faced with a catch22 the amount of time and effort necessary to improve his "skills" would kill him.

  • BlazedatishUp

    Trying to craft his rap skillz...wtf..lmao... this fool serious... why doesn't he just leave rap right now...

  • Anonymous

    He definitely isn't a lyrical giant but, I fucks with Waka!!! I'm not gonna buy an album unless he steps his game up but down bottom we live that club shit, that trap shit, so I can bump a lot of his music. Still, he has got a lot of crafting to do....A LOT OF CRAFTING!!!!!

    • SEXYchocolate4u

      I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, H i tP e n n y, çom

  • The One

    I hate rappers like him that poisons the youth with his lack of content and reading skills. I thought he was gonna quit rapping well if he changed his mind I will rape his ass-pussy until he leaves. The world is full of murderers, rapists, and ignorant people I will rape every last one of them for justice and peace.

    • The One

      How about I rape you, you ignorant piece of garbage. Your response shows that you are dumb and deserve to feel a dick in your anus, so don't cry and beg me to stop when its your fault I'm ramming your ass-pussy. No matter where you come from you don't have to be ignorant and unable to read. Everyone should know the basics of reading and math you cum dumpster.

    • Anonymous

      Shut the fuck up! We don't have time to study C++ programming, Plato philosophy and geopolitics in the trap! Shit is simple, aggressive and bout the money. That's how the lifestyle is. You wanna rape somebody ignorant....start with yo mama

  • hellrazor

    waka and gucci both sound like they afflicted with cerebral palsy

    • Doug Nichols

      As someone whose brother in law is afflicted with cerebral palsy, I feel as if I have to cosign this. Sadly, I think my brother in law could probably outrap those two idiots.

    • The One

      Soon they will be afflicted with raped asses, courtesy of The One

  • Anonymous

    lol what if waka was like better than nas on this an gucci suddenly was too an they turned into the best rappers ever lol i would die laughing

  • Anonymous

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, PriceCent.com

  • ACE

    DIDNT PRINCE EA SAY THAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN

  • Stunna faiv staz

    lol brain damage is permanent u know

  • russell

    I just paid $22.87 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $675 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidsGet.com

  • Anonymous

    ''As one of the biggest new faces in Hip Hop'' ''Waka admitted that he's trying to improve at his craft'' What the!?...

    • Doug Nichols

      Didn't you get the memo? Hip hop hasn't factored skill into any equation of success since the late nineties.

  • Anonymous

    nigga needs to craft his reading skills

  • bisquic

    LMAOOOO He's healthy, stealthy, and wealthy, and hes gonna teach you how to jet ski!! WHAT I DO NIGKAAA!

  • dRphiiiL

    I gotta feelin Lloyd Banks is gonna be on this i saw him in a video before for like a split second...i hope not :(

  • SupaDupa

    why are people hating on this. T'all hate when he's a bad rapper but when he say's he wants to get better you hate on him anyway.

  • anonym

    DX: How long have you known each other? Waka Flocka Flame: I’ve known him since I was 19, and I’m 24 now ^^thats called avoiding simple math

  • Mr Flamboyant

    The title of this article is an oxymoron if ever seen... Waka means well. I guess.

  • NY

    To the person who wrote this article don't put the words hip hop in it cause this is not hip hop it's rap. Hip hop is a culture that uses certain beats with scratching and sampling, all hip hop is rap but not all rap is hip hop.

    • Doug Nichols

      Someone go and kill KRS-1 so he can start rolling over in his grave.

    • NY

      How hard of a concept is this really? Hip hop is a sub section of rap, jesus christ it's not hard to understand. Just like you got your pop rap (Drake, Lil Wayne) a sub section of rap. Then you also have your sub sections of hip hop like alternative hip hop (A Tribe, De La Soul).

    • BlazeDatIshUp

      lol....riiiight..all rap isn't hip hop, but all hip hop is rap...wtf...lol.... maybe you should actually read what you wrote again to see how much sense you actually made with that statement...

    • Anonymous

      Is this Waka....cuz u sound stupid!!!! I expect this from a dude named NY.

    • NY

      Explain how all hip hop isn't rap, I'm talking about music wise because I know hip hop is a culture and rap isn't but I'm speaking just about the music part. Sounds like you guys don't really know what hip hop is.

    • CARL CLITEROUS

      THE MC WILL ALWAYS BEAT THE RAPPER BECAUSE HE REALLY MEANS AND LIVES IT NOT JUST FOR MONEY AND FAME IN STARING THE NISSAN BOYZ...... FORD WAS TAKEN.

    • Jungler

      You're exactly as lame as Ferrari Boyz or Bugatti Boyz or whatever

    • Anonymous

      lol what an fucking dumbass

    • Sergiz

      All hip-hop is rap? no,, way off

  • yo

    I literally lol'ed when I saw the title of this article lol.

    • Cage

      I was buggin too.... I thought you had to have some skills first in order to craft them, this nigga is a clown

  • Anonymous

    what kinda rapskillz is he talking about? lol

  • ayo

    what a terrible interview.

  • Anonymous

    The guy who did the interview should be ashamed of himself. Questioning Waka's skill is just something you don't do. I mean, you were talking to the GREATEST, MOST SKILLED rapper of all time. Ferrari Boyz = GREATEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE!!!

  • kd

    okay...has this dude applied for a job at walmart yet?...

  • Anonymous

    lmfao waka flocka that was a really short interview

  • GAME-TIME

    Wasn't he gonna retire? Whats the point of "crafting" his skill....

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