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Waka Flocka on The Combat Jack Show Ep. 3

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Combat Jack:

I think one of the things that was really admirable that you did recently, man, was you know, when things got hot, you know, things is definitely hot in Chicago, when things was getting hot with Chief Keef, man, you kind of reached out to him, man. You gave him some words of advice, man, like...

Waka Flocka:

Glory Boys.

Combat Jack:

Yeah, like, where did that come from? What...?

Waka Flocka:

Chief Keef, let me tell you some crazy shit about Chief Keef...shout out to SD, he in here right now too. Yo, when I seen him, my nigga, honest to God truth, I looked and I'm like, "Goddamn that look like us all over again. And like, Chief Keef, like, niggas bashed him but, that's a young kid though, at the end of the day. It's like, of course if you young and you coming from that...like, I tell a person, I say, "You can't fault a kid that grow up and everyday, they could see a dead body, a crack vile, or...that's what his life sees. So, this is what he know, this what he can glorify." He aint have the opportunity to have a mama, daddy, going to work, you know what I'm saying? You got to think of the mind of a person. Like, I just see more people picking at him. Like, I feel like that shit was me, because I had met him, and he was on the same shit I was on and I'm like, "Damn, this nigga don't even know what he got." So, I'm like "dang, I need to try to help him."

Combat Jack:

Right.

Waka Flocka:

But, at times you can't help because you got to let a person learn. But, if you fall, I'm a be that nigga that pick you up."

Combat Jack:

Dig it.

Waka Flocka:

I just feel like, you young man, you got to give a nigga direction. People don't want to direct you, they want to see you crash.

Combat Jack:

I mean, how do you feel about, I guess, you comin up? Did people try to come and help you and protect you? Like...

Waka Flocka:

Nah. Nobody.

Combat Jack:

Oh, they tried to tear you down.

Waka Flocka:

Nobody. Realest nigga I probably met coming up was, like, Busta Rhymes. Man said some real shit to me.

Combat Jack:

What he say to you?

Waka Flocka:

Just real shit, like, I don't want to put him out there because you know what I mean? But he just said real...he was like, "the shit you do, people want to do but they don't..."

Combat Jack:

Got you [inaudible 02:13] and got you ready for this industry? Ready to be [king]

Waka Flocka:

Yeah. He knew the game, like he just tell you real shit, you know what I mean? That's the first person who told me some real shit, industry wise. Real talk.

Combat Jack:

How did Chief Keef take your advice to him?

Waka Flocka:

Fuck with it. That's my little bro. He going listen to it. But, you know, out there he grown, man. Nigga's seven-, damn near fixing to be a man. He got to learn some of that shit. Got to.

Combat Jack:

Sometimes you got to let people fall a little bit, you know, and then they realize what he was saying.

Waka Flocka:

Before he got...I told him I said, "Bro, watch this," I said, "see how you can't get a nigga on a song right now? Soon as your record pop, you will be able to get anybody. They all going be your friend. They all going tell you..." you know what I'm saying? It's like the six nine thing, I learned this the other day - it's really a nine, but they going show you a six. You know what I mean, they going turn it upside down for you to figure it out. Like, I told him, "Everybody going jump on your song. Everybody going say they created you, did...whatever, but, the minute they feel like somebody else hot, they running over there. So, it's for you not to let nobody steal your juice; to capitalize off somebody." You know what I mean?

Combat Jack:

How do you feel about the industry, man? Because, you know, you been in the industry for a while right now and, you know, I've read some things that, you know, you giving these new artists advice about not signing 360 deals and the whole nine. How do you feel about the game, man?

Waka Flocka:

The industry is the industry. It ain't good, it ain't bad.

Combat Jack:

Right. I'm glad you said that, man.

Waka Flocka:

You know what I mean, it's all on a personal. Because, I used to be like, "fuck that", you know, I'm still like, "fuck this industry" you know, like, these niggas is shady. But, if you weak they shady.

Combat Jack:

Right.

Waka Flocka:

You feel me? Like, if you let...like I could sit in that room...like, I know a whole bunch of tough niggas I be chilling with. We get in that room, around them folks, these niggas wearing different clothes, like, they don't come in there like this.

Combat Jack:

What kind of clothes?

Waka Flocka:

Man, these niggas ain't they self.

Combat Jack:

Turtlenecks.

Waka Flocka:

That's right, they got a stylist. Nigga come in, I be like, "Bro, that ain't even you." Like, you know what I mean? Like, be yourself. Niggas be signing shit. I'm like, "Y'all niggas is crazy." Like, you can't make me do nothing. One thing I always new as a artist, nobody can help me but Waka because, at the end of the day, I'm standing by the mic. I'm standing on the stage. I'm doing these interviews. You a adviser, nigga. You get paid because I'm popular. That's where the arrogance set in, you have to have some kind of...stability, some kind of balance for yourself. Like, you have to run your own life and in the industry, your destiny is how you act. That's how I feel.

Combat Jack:

You ever felt betrayed by the industry? That the industry tried to betray you?

Waka Flocka:

Nah. They always been my enemy when I started. So, they ain't never been a friend to me.

Combat Jack:

Right.

Waka Flocka:

My fans is the only people that's been a friend to me, through music.

Combat Jack:

Right.

Waka Flocka:

So, that's why I dedicate all my shit to a fan now. I wouldn't give a fuck about protocol, excuse me, awards, I don't give a fuck. I don't care nothing about it. If a fan give an award, I'm a except it. You know what I mean? That shit, to me, a fan award bigger than a Oscar, bigger than a Grammy.

Combat Jack:

So to you a People's Choice award would mean more?

Waka Flocka:

Hell yeah. That shit be more than...that shit like a number one hit.


This week Waka Flocka Flame visits The Combat Jack Show. In the third and final episode, Waka talks about his friendship with Chief Keef. Come back on Monday to check out our Killer Mike & El-P Series!

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