Waka Flocka Flame
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Waka Flocka Flame fans for some big news this week, when the rapper announced that his long awaited Flockaveli II album is on the way.

Coming five years after dropping his sophomore album, Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family, Waka says the sequel to his 2010 debut will drop in early 2018… after countless delays.

“This is the fourth time I’ve made Flockaveli II,” he said. “I lost the original version when I lost my hard drives, and then I lost two more after that. With this version of the album I just did it.”

Ahead of the upcoming project, Waka has dropped two cuts, “Trap My Ass Off” and “Circles” earlier this month. The latter is actually the lone track that survived from Flockaveli II’s original sessions and it carries an emotional tone. “It’s the only record I have ever made that I had tears in my eyes,” he said. “It reminds me of all the pain I overcame.”

Flockaveli II will feature 10 new songs, with production from Southside, Lex Leuger, TurnUP Josh, Supa Mario and C Notes.

“An album is supposed to be personal. People want to hear me,” he added. “There was a whole bunch of frustration and anger making this album but I want people to know the same as Flockaveli II. Better delivery, better flow. This is a Waka Flocka album.”