Waka Flocka Flame explains to MTV, that it was Tupac’s alias Makaveli, that inspired the title for his new album. He even hit the books and read up on philosopher Niccolò Machiavelli.
“Tupac introduced me to the [writing] of Machiavelli. That’s why I made that. I can’t just, ‘Oh, Tupac did that, so I’m gonna do that too.’ If people read, they would love that man. That man is a mind-game genius. I read the Machiavelli war-tactic books, his biography, everything. That man is just like sticks and stones, bad.
You see Waka Flocka, what do you think? Negativity. You read Machiavelli? Negativity. My brain, I’m so sharp, I can play stupid on the camera and they think I’m dumb. So really. you just playing yourself. I’m so ahead of y’all. That’s for the bloggers.”
Thank you Juaquin. I appreciate the clarity!
Y’all know I luvs me some Waka Flocka and I was kicking myself yesterday for not being able to make it out to DTLR at Camp Creek for his in-store.
But thanks to Thaddeus of Exclusive Access, I got some footage anyway!! VIDEO + PHOTOS from Waka’s “FlockaVeli” DTLR in-store below:
The kids love them some Waka Flocka!!
According to Thad of Exclusive Access:
Waka’s fans were really in a “trance” today once they got to meet him in an in store album signing for “Flockaveli” at DTLR’s camp creek location. Fans lined up early awaiting Waka Flocka’s arrival. After his arrival fans happily waited in line to get their personalized signings and autographs of the “Flockaveli” cd’s. The video cameras were rolling and camera flashes everywhere as Waka Flocka meets and greets with his fans taking pictures as well with Parish models surrounding him.
“I just stopped getting my hair done just to come see Waka.” One girl runs out screaming with her signed copy from the
all so surreal experience. This was one Mike Smoak production that you did not want to miss. The event was hosted by Hot 1079 and Parish Nation clothing, “the land & the people.” Brick Squad Monopoly was heavily represented at the event including; Hootie, Sugar Shane, Cartel, Wooh da Kid, K. O., and producer Southside. Some other special guests in attendance were Lil Chuckie and Lola “the big gun” Plaku.
Mike Smoak & Debra Antney (Waka’s mom/manager)
Young Money’s Lil Chuckie
Brick Squad Bling…
Waka Flocka Flame & Fans