Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family [Review]

Waka Flocka returns with the follow up to his gold selling debut Flockaveli, with Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. The rap game has been pretty profitable to Flocka since he has come into the game. His constant barrage of mixtapes, rigorous tour schedule, and ALWAYS keeping a song on the radio has kept Waka’s name buzzing in the streets. All hasn’t been good for Waka on the personal level either. He lost a close friend (and Brick Squad member) this past winter when Slim Dunkin was gunned down at the studio. That did nothing but fuel Wake to keep making the music that he knew his fans wanted to hear. Everyone says the sophomore slump in music is a REAL thing, let‘s see if Mr. Flame defies the odds and delivers a banger.

1. Triple F Life (Intro)
Produced by Lex Luger & Southside
Waka starts out the album over a bass heavy track that will rattle the trunks of that old school Chevy. What he’s saying on the song doesn’t matter because the beat is so SICK!

2. Let Dem Guns Blam
Featuring Meek Mill; Produced by Southside
I mean you see the title of this song…what you think you are going to get? This is classic Waka right here! Dope beat for Waka to spit that real nigga hood shit on. What else can you ask for? DOPE!

3. Round of Applause
Featuring Drake; Produced by Lex Luger
This song was originally released without Drizzy, but he (Drake) released a version with him on it on his blog.  Waka saw he had a hit and put out the version with Drake. The song is DOPE to me and I can say with 100% confidence that this songs GOES in the strip club.

4. I Don’t Really Care
Featuring Trey Songz; Produced by Skyy Stylez & Troy Taylor
The second single off the album that is played HEAVY in the clubs that will have people losing their minds features Trey Songz. Trey is really the new age R. Kelly (without the pedophilla) huh? He always seems to find himself in the most hood ass collabos.

5. Rooster in My Rari
Produced by DJ Spinz
This might be the funnest (not a word) song on the album. Waka really shows how much fun he has in the booth when he makes songs like this. Do I know what rooster in my rari means? No…I don’t. But does this song JAM? YEP! Say what you want about Waka, his music does what it is supposed to do. Make you have a good time.

6. Get Low
Featuring Nicki Minaj, Tyga, & Flo Rida: Produced by Boi-1da
Now when I first heard this one I wasn’t really into it. After several listens, I’m still not a fan of this song. Not that the lyrics were bad or anything, I just didn’t like this beat for Waka. This seemed like an obvious reach for the commercial charts. This will definitely have to grow on the hardcore Waka fans.

7. Fist Pump
Featuring B.o.B; Produced by Southside, B.o.B, Jamieson Xavier Jones
Two songs in a row? These last two songs have me scratching my head over here. Waka can make some of his most ratchet songs commercial, why go out like this? I’m not a fan of B.o.B at all, and I don’t like the futuristic beat that he helped produce. PLEASE SKIP THIS!

8. Candy Paint & Gold Teeth
Featuring Bun B & Ludacris; Produced by Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E
Waka joins forces with two of the biggest names in the South to craft an ode to the greatest area in the United States…the South. Waka, Bun, and Luda give you a ride through the mind state of some “country boys”. You have to ride out to this one.

9. Cash
Featuring Wooh Da Kid; Produced by Lex Luger
Waka makes a song for the dope boys on this one. You will hear this one the next time you go cop from your local trap boy. It has that thunderous beat that makes you shake your dreads and bag up dope at the same time. This song makes you want to get money…I’m serious!

10. Lurkin
Featuring Plies; Produced TM88 & Southside
I couldn’t have asked for a better collabo. Plies and Waka…how much niggardry can one take at one time? I mean…..the IGNORANCE LEVELS are off the meter when this one comes on. This is what you want if you like this type of music. “Next rapper disrespect me, I’m gone knock em’ out!” © Waka Flocka

11. Clap
Produced by DJ Speedy
This is one of them songs that Waka makes and just is clowning on, but they go hard. I heard this on one of his mixtapes previously, and although it isn’t a hit per se, it still jams on the low.

12. U Ain’t Bout That Life
Featuring Alley Boy & Slim Thug; Produced by Southside
Capitalizing off one of the most recent phrases “you ain’t bout that life”, Waka, Slim Thugga, and Alley Boy craft a nice song that might be aimed at Future (in my opinion), but Future is on the deluxe version of Waka’s album. Waka makes music for the real nigga. RESPECT.

13. Power of My Pen
Produced by Arkatech Beatz
Waka sped up the flow on this one to show his versatility on this project. I’m on the fence with this one.  I don’t really like it, but I don’t hate it either.

14. Flex
Featuring Travis Porter, Slim Dunkin, & D-Bo; Produced by Lil’ Lody
Waka is going for the club crowd with this one with the catchy hook that will have the entire crowd participating. I’m sure the younger crowd will like this one; I only liked Waka’s verse on the song. But I’m biased.

15. Triple F Life (Outro)
Produced by Lex Luger & Southside
Waka gets real personal on this last song and really shows some artistic growth and tries something different on this song. The strange thing about it is this…it worked!

Bottom Line:
Waka knows what his fans like, and he gave them what they wanted. Did he try some new things on the album? Yes he did. Did the risks pay off? Some of them did. Waka showed the world that he likes making music for people to jam to. He doesn’t have to be the most lyrical rapper in the game to have a hit song. At the time of release, Waka dropped 4 singles from the album. That shows you that Waka makes music that people like to listen to. Waka had some big names to come through and guest appear on his album and the only one that I didn’t like was B.o.B. Waka doesn’t have to worry about the sophomore slump because this album was pretty damn good.

 

 

 

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