27. Waka Flocka Flame, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family
Label: Warner Bros.
Released: June 12th
Since Waka Flocka Flame's 2010, Flockaveli, the Bricksquad boss and Gucci Mane protégé has built a reputation for riotous singles and high-energy rhymes that'll move the crowds. On his follow-up effort, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, Flocka doesn't change his ways. He stills shout hooks, drops witty lines, and emphasizes ad-libs. But where he sounded angry last time around, on this album he's not afraid to show his sense of humor—ignoring lyrical criticisms to entertain his fans by all means necessary.
Triple F Life is a filled with strip-club music and trap bangers powered by potent beats from Southside, Lex Luger and 808 Mafia. But on his sophomore effort, Flocka's sound evolved to embrace more of a crossover appeal as on the pop-flavored "Get Low" featuring Flo-Rida, Tyga, and Nicki Minaj. Make no mistake: Waka will continue getting love from a diverse crowd—hipsters and street-rapping purists included. Look out for cuts like “Round Of Applause,” “Rooster In My Rari,” and “Candy Paint & Gold Teeth” to be bumping loud for the rest of the year.