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Waka Flocka Flame Biography


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Birth Name: Juaquin Malphurs
Born: 1986/05/31
Birth Place: Riverdale, Georgia
Years Active: 2008-present
Genres: Southern Hip Hop And Crunk


Juaquin Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper signed to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. 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. He is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid.

In 2009 he released "O Let's Do It," the first single from his 2010 album, “Flockaveli." The single peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The second single, “Hard In Da Paint,” peaked at #29 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs chart. The third single "No Hands," which featured Roscoe Dash and Wale, was released as the third single and peaked at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100. “Flockaveli” debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.




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