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Waka Flocka Flame      

Rapper; Known for "No Hands"

Juaquin Malphurs, better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame or simply Waka Flocka, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Signing to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records in 2009, he became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles "O Let's Do It," "Hard in da Paint" and "No Hands," the latter of which peaked at No. 13 on the Bllboard Hot 100. His debut studio album Flockaveli, was later released in 2010. His second studio album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family, preceded by the lead single "Round of Applause," was released on June 12, 2012.

Waka Flocka is the son of Debra Antney, Gucci Mane's former manager and CEO of So Icey/Mizay Entertainment. The name "Waka" was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear's catch phrase, "Waka Waka." The name "Flocka Flame" was given to him by rapper Gucci Mane. Waka Flocka said that he has known Gucci Mane since he was 19.

Flockaveli: Waka Flocka came to fame with his breakthrough single "O Let's Do It" in 2009, which peaked at No. 62 on the Billboard Hot 100. Waka Flocka is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid. His debut album, Flockaveli was released in 2010. He was featured on Lil Jon's album Crunk Rock on the track "Throw It Up, Pt. 2 (Remix)." The album debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. He was named the eighth hottest MC of 2010 by MTV.

In 2011, Waka Flocka posed for a nude but unrevealing picture for the company PETA, to boycott killing animals and wearing fur. The picture says "Ink not Mink." Waka Flocka released several mixtapes in 2011, including Salute Me or Shoot Me 3, Benjamin Flocka and his last Twin Towers 2 (No Fly Zone) with fellow rapper Slim Dunkin. On August 9, 2011 his collaborative album with Gucci Mane, titled Ferrari Boyz, was released. The first single was "She Be Puttin On," featuring the now deceased Slim Dunkin.

"Round of Applause," the first single for Waka Flocka's second album, featuring Canadian rapper Drake, was then released. His second album was titled Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family.

In 2013, Waka Flocka announced that he has completed his third studio album, titled Flockaveli 2. He revealed the album will feature guest appearances from Timbaland and Wyclef Jean. On February 5, 2013, Waka Flocka released his mixtape DuFlocka Rant 2 with guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Ace Hood and Young Scooter, among others. On May 9, 2013, he released a sequel, titled DuFlocka Rant: Halftime Show which features fellow Southern rapper T.I.

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