Waka Flocka Flame - Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family

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Those wanting what can be expected from Waka will get that and a little bit more from "Triple F Life."

Hate him or love him, Waka Flocka Flame’s energy is hard to ignore. There is his intense delivery, the vigor in his yells and when matched with potent beats, it’s difficult to overlook his penchant for making street/club anthems. However, there is also another element that is hard to ignore. There is his “not into being lyrical” quote and his notion that being lyrical “ain’t finnin’ to get you no money.” As one might expect, all of that is present on his latest effort, but there are also some small surprises to be found on Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family.

For the most part, Flocka maintains his stance on lyricism. When repeating “Let them guns blam” on “Let Dem Guns Blam,” he showcases the elements that make him entertaining to his fans. Those intrigued by Flocka’s delivery will  also enjoy “Power of My Pen” and “Candy Paint & Gold Teeth” or the Pop sensibilities of “I Don’t Really Care” and Boi-1da’s “Get Low.” These tracks, along with the Drake assisted “Round of Applause” bring the intensity and fun that is often anticipated with Flocka releases.

While all of that is expected, Flocka surprises with some insight on “Triple F Life Outro.” On the cut, he admits, “I’ve been going through so much. I’ve been thinking about so much. I don’t know who to trust or who to believe.” Later, he acknowledges the pain that comes with the death of friends and loved ones. Though this is a rare moment of clarity for Flocka, it stands out as a sincere one.

With that said, it’s still hard not to note some of the glaring blemishes on the album. The aforementioned “Round of Applause” is redundant when paired with “Clap” as both the titles and themes on the songs are too similar to stand together. “Cash” and “Flex” are also quite similar (Flocka yells “Flex!” several times on “Cash”). His dismissive take on lyricism as unimportant is also noted as he relies much more on chanting adlibs than he does on meaningful or memorable verses, leaving much to be desired throughout, even on songs that are otherwise entertaining.

Listening to a Flocka album, one shouldn’t expect moving metaphors, intriguing similes and/or clever punhlines. If that is the listener’s aim, this isn’t the artist or album. Those wanting what can be expected from Waka will get that and a little bit more from Triple F Life. While there are some highlights on the album, they don’t nearly make up for the glaring flaws throughout, the lack of noteworthy lyrics or the redundancy in topics, flows, hooks and beats. That is all far too difficult to ignore.

73 Comments

  • Anonymous

    That Candy Paint & Gold Teeth shit go hard as fuck

  • 1017 D-TOWN

    fuk tha haters waka no rapper will step to u... dey all scared of the squad.. yung nigga shit.. we dumpim out da window..

  • Anonymous

    FUUQQ YEEZ MY NIKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST GOT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CREDITT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • cher_ix

    wacka is wack!! all he do is yell d same thangs over and again. HIPHOP? where is the poetry and lyrical prowess???

  • Anonymous

    Waka Flocka is like Lil Jon 2.0 without the beats to carry him

  • anonymous

    im ron burgandy?

  • ThaKritic

    And for all you dumbfucks saying this album was the hottest to drop this summer.. or that dumb nigga who earlier stated it was better than ready to die GTFO!! THIS AINT YOUTUBE NIGGAZ, U DONT GET VIEWS OR MONEY OUT OF YOUR COMMENTS OF FUCKERY. Keep it 100.. #Fakebloggerz

  • ThaKritic

    I mean yo.. the nigga admits he dont think he a Solid rapper... If i were to blow.. id have dis mans as my hype manz. even to open my show, yea.. dude cant spit.. drops nonsense and bullshit 80% of the time but you CANT say mans isnt hype, cant say mans doesn't have the crowds bopin'.. This album wus shit.. but ul catch me bopin to a few bangers, i apreciate the energy none the less.. 2stars

  • ksigdi

    its aiight. the new movement down south is j peguero that new song GO is killin it right now! www.jpegueromusic.com/go

  • buckeyewu

    This dude is a bus stop rapper.

  • SQUAD!!!

    man im a big flocka fan but he fucked up going with southside for most of the production.. he shld have kept it lex luger... 1017 all doe

  • emperor

    I like his first album better than this one. This album doesnt have any songs that are as catchy as "Grove street party" however i do enjoy this one.

  • Toolish

    One of the better albums released this year.

  • tuvi

    Selling 30,000 is similar to going platinum over there at brick squad.

  • Tyrone

    HEEELLLLLLL YEEEEEAAAHH NIIKKKUZZZZ!! IT FINALLY HAPPENED! I JUST GOT APPROVED FOR MY BRAND NEW DAEWOO! IT COMES COMPLETE WITH HUBCAP SPINNERS AND ALL! THE TRANSMISSION ALREADY WENT BUT IT'S ALL GOOD NIKKKUUUZZZ!!! CALL THESE GUYS! THEY CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR DREAM CAR! DAEWOO WITH HUBCAP SPINNERS!

  • bizzalla

    Flocka the Fuckin Flamer; Triple F Life. Album is better than Ready To Die.

  • MOnroe

    ALBUM OF THE SUMMER, NOT THE YEAR, ALBUM OF THE SUMMER. GREAT BEATS, GREAT PRODUCTION. WAKA STILL NEEDS TIME BUT HE IS GRINDIN HARD. WOULD LIKE TO SEE GUCCI MORE BUT 1017 ALL DAY LONG PERIOD!

  • Anonymous

    HEEELL Y EEEZZZ NIKKKAS FINALLY IT HAPPENED - JUST BOUGHT A NEW RIDE - A CAM A RO CONVERTIBLE.GOT APPROVED FOR 26 LARGE. BEEN 5 YRS SINCE IVE GOTTEN SHYT APPROVED, BUT NOW ALL MY CRE-DIT SHEET GONE. ALL OF IT. IF YOU STRUGGLING WITH THAT CRE-DIT HISTORY ISHH, GET RID OF ALL DAT TODAY - CALL THESE PEEPS AT 8^8^8-9-2-7 -3-3-5-6. . THEY DO AMAZING WORK AND THEY ARE CHEAP AS FUQQ. GOT RID OF ALL MY SHYYT IN NO TIME. MY HOMEBOY WAS IN THE GUTTA TOO, AND HE CLEANER THAN ME NOW-gettin a condo!! Hit em up - THEY WILL HELP U!!

  • Anonymous

    Why do people get so worked up over music, everyone has a right to listen to what they want to listen to. Why brand people you don't know as alcoholics or austisic because they don't listen or value who you rate. Live and let live. There's a lot more important things in this world you need to use your energy for. 5/5 to spite the bitter nerds.

  • Anonymous

    I downloaded the album for free gave it a listen and then put it in the trash bin I did like hard in the paint but thats it terrible album from a terrible rapper

  • buckeyewu

    The video attached to this shit is nice. I dont know if I could put up with an entire album by this dude. He's no Big KRIT. Bun B and Luda put this dude to shame.

  • Jay D

    The only time I ever comment on this site is about this guy because I want everyone to know just how wack this guy is! I cannot believe people actually like his music. I have been listening to hip hop for a long time and heard some shit rappers along the way but this guy takes the cake! You are not a true hip hop fan if you listen to this clown. 0/5 is not low enough rating for this album. Hang up the mic son!!!

  • Anonymous

    Dude looks like a fucking idiot, but the beats were surprising good.

  • Anonymous

    3 stars not bad but that new lil wyte album is what im on it goes hard!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Robbin Tanks 4 Ammo

    Didnt think I would like this album, but I do!! Its on that street level like earlier work by DMX. If seen some shitty pop albums score 4 on this site, so I dont take the rating here serious lol Nor do I take these hatin internet nerds that piss they pants

  • blaze

    This dude is fucking shit he cant rap instead he yells like he's having a fit. His beats are catchy and he has a catchy chorus. Obivously his fanbase are either autistic or have anger management issues. 1/5

  • Nick

    Clicked on the album art just to read the hilarious shit talking that waaaacka absolutely deserves and then some. much to my surprise half the comments on this album are positive showing me just how truly sad and stupid many hip hop fans remain. If you even can even claim the genre hip hop wacka, but to the point of this comment. anyone who feels wacka and album of the year belong together in even the most arbitrary way should take a giant leap for the benefit of rap of a bridge. Excuse the rambling but waaacka is like that tiny little nat of rap. Him and that gucci ymcb disease

  • WAKAFLOCKA

    all yal bitches some hater yal dont know real music i bet yal listen to future lame ass

  • Anonymous

    terrible album. the only good thing about it were the beats. 0/5

  • Negress

    Album of tha year! Shit iz fire son

  • Fish

    Never mind all the negative shit people are posting I just wanted to say one thing - I thorughly recommend everyone listens to the outro on this album. Its not the usual 'trap' music you associate with Waka. Its a pretty introspective track and I recommend it.

  • ANF

    What the fuck man, this is not even rap. Have no idea how they get record deals, its all the idiots that listen to this commercial shit. Give me some Killarmy, ONYX or Sunz of Man anyday. Wu-tannngg!!!

  • barry

    Garbage rap, straight up! What the fuck is Wacka rapping about. This Rap music is killing Hip Hop.

  • Anonymous

    The Fuck is up with this shitty fucking site. I keep getting a mobile site wtf.

  • ThisGuy585

    Wow, Flocka's got quite the little cult following. Too bad they're obviously all autistic.

  • Anonymous

    4 stars waka best album you hater. recognize a genius on the mic.

  • GOOD Music

    this album is an abomination!

  • youngsta

    what the fuck? 2.5 stars?! hhdx is trippin. waka just put out the album of the year right here nigga! 5 stars all day. BRICK SQUAD!

    • no2

      The album of the year?? thats a pretty strong statement..Especially when the best are yet to come..But then again thats your opinion

  • Anonymous

    ignorant..and its not a guilty pleasure like the good ignorant shit like that "i dont like" song keef made or something like that

  • Caporegieme

    Fuck Triple F I came up on the the tree R'S...The roof The River and The Revolver.

  • javyon

    Album like this needed! Catch it being implemented into the Terrorist Interrogation Training by the end of 2012.

  • jonny

    This is pure party music so treat it like that part garbage!!

  • BenjaminFlocka

    Suck My Dick HiphopDX Triple F Life Is One Of The Best Albums Of 2012 Waka Flocka Is The Realest Rapper Out There . RIP Dunk

  • firealarm

    if you don't like him you're not gonna like this album but it's good for what it is. No one is trying to tell you he's a lyrical dude.

  • asher1985

    you know what you're getting when you buy this album, no surprises. i throughly enjoyed it, the hate is funny and immature. bet you wouldn't say any of it to wakas face, just saying

  • Shady 2.0

    My heart goes out to all the listeners to this album more than it does to victims of 9/11. 0/5

  • Anonymous

    IMA WUTANG DIE HARD FAN..I BELIEVE IN REAL HIP HOP N NOTHING ELSE..WITH THAT SAID..WACKA HAS A HIT ALBUM..MOST WONT TELL THE TRUTH BUT THIS IS A SOUTHERN CLASSIC..BETTER THAN BIG KRIT ALBUM..N SADLY ENOUGH BETTER THAN CURRENSY ALBUM ..N I HATE WACKA BUT U CANT IGNORE ENERGY..BIG UP TO BSM..R.I.P. SLIM DUNKIN!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Ummm, I'm pretty sure that his fanbase didn't want this album. I'm not sure anyone did

  • valter

    Garbage, should have been an instrumental cd featuring a rapper.

  • nah

    I think this site always reviews Waka unfairly based on how they seem to praise certain abstract shit that also possesses lil' or no thought.

  • Anonymous

    HAHA Flocka really biting Krit. He pretty much copied Krit's Country Shit (Remix) video. LOL as Bun B and Luda appearing on this song. If Waka wasn't on the hook or had that shitty verse the song would have been so much doper. LOL at 2.5 rating, too generous HHDX!

    • Anonymous

      K.R.I.T. bit Waka?!?! ROFL!!!! That's the dumbest and funniest shit i've heard in a minute!!! Some of yall and your ignorant shit is better than the Kings Of Comedy.

    • jay guevara

      To be fair, KRIT "bit" Waka on "Yeah Dats Me," & "I Got This," so they're even. Go troll somewhere else if you don't know what you're talking about.