Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the global icon and rapper more commonly known as Waka Flocka Flame, rose to prominence as Gucci Mane’s protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me that caught fire with songs, “We On The Way, “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka’s authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka’s stories about his struggle were fabricated.
With 1.6 million followers on Twitter (@WakaFlockaBSM) and two million followers on Instagram, he’s become the second most active celebrity on social media platforms, as well as the second most searched name on Google. Waka Flocka Flame is also cultivating a steady EDM presence thanks to touring with Steve Aoki and appearing on songs by DJ-producer Borgore and Flosstradamus. While fans have to wait for an EDM, they can anticipate that Flockaveli II will have his signature attitude on full display. "Flockaveli II is for the streets. It's for the people," Waka says. "Flockaveli II is just the savior of the party."
Join us on February 2 for the second performance of the One Roar Series, presented by Lindenwood University’s Campus Activities Board. Please note, this performance may contain adult language and themes.
Tickets go on sale July 30 online and August 6 at the box office!