Waka Flocka Flame

You wouldn’t guess it from the title or the cover, but Waka Flocka Flame’s 2010 tape Lebron Flocka James 2 is one of the more important mixtapes of the past few years. It’s the moment where the young Atlanta rap star honed his hard-as-fuck crunk-revival shout-rap to a blaring force-of-nature power and where he and producer Lex Luger cemented their chemistry, and it led to his unlikely rap-radio takeover later in the year.

Now, Flocka’s finally released that mixtape’s sequel, and it’s a worthy heir. Like its predecessor, as well as the great 2011 Flocka tape DuFlocka Rant, the new tape brings the antisocial roar, with Flocka and friends bellowing over some enormous beats, most of which come from producer Southside On The Track this time. There’s also a moment when Flocka says “For career day in school, I was a gangsta.” It’s Monday morning, so chances are pretty good that you could use some facepunch music. Do yourself a favor, and download the tape for free here.

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