When the So Icey brand name comes to mind, off top you probably think of Gucci Mane, followed by newcomer OJ the Juiceman. Now there is another So Icey offspring growing in the South - Waka Flocka Flame. Taken under Gucci's wing to learn the ropes, Waka surprised himself with how easily he took to the sport of rapping.
Self-described as a mix between Eazy E, Lil Jon, and Gucci Mane, Waka's goal with music is to get people crunk and make girls dance. Sounds simple enough, but it's a far different goal than what he might have had growing up. Originally from New York, Waka relocated to Riverdale, GA when he was 9 years old, over a decade before his music profession materialized.
&amp;amp;quot;Swear to God, I liked drug dealers and basketball players when I was growing up,&amp;amp;quot; Waka says of his childhood role models. &amp;amp;quot;It was either sell drugs or play basketball.&amp;amp;quot; But now an entirely different set of doors has been opened for him, and he feels it's important to let others experience his life through lyrics. &amp;amp;quot;It's just a struggle. you gotta emphasize that and make them feel it, and at the same time make it entertaining.&amp;amp;quot;
With a clear purpose behind his music, Waka is presently working on the double-disc sequel to his debut project. He's alsocontributing to the 1017 Brick Squad mixtape, a group which consists of Gucci Mane, OJ da Juiceman, Waka, Wooh the Kid, Frenchie, and more.