Juaquin James Malphurs, known professionally as Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper and actor. 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", with the latter peaking at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100. His debut studio album Flockaveli was released in 2010. His second studio album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family was released in 2012 and was preceded by the lead single "Round of Applause".
|Birth name||Juaquin James Malphurs|
|Born||May 31, 1986, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.|
|Labels||Brick Squad Monopoly, 1017 Brick Squad, E1, Asylum, Atlantic, Warner Bros.|
|Associated acts||Frenchie, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Slim Dunkin, Southside, Travis Porter, Young Scooter, Zaytoven|
Atlanta-based rapper who became known for his hit singles "Hard in da Paint" and "No Hands," and his 2010 debut album, Flockaveli. His second studio album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family was released in 2012.
He was given the nickname 'Waka' by his cousin because it was the catchphrase of the Muppets character, Fozzie Bear.
His first two albums debuted in the top 10 on the US charts.
His brothers KayO Redd and Wooh Da Kid also became rappers. Redd sadly passed away in 2013. His real name is Juaquin Malphurs, and his mother is Debra Antney. He married longtime girlfriend and TV personality Tammy Rivera in 2014.
He featured Nicki Minaj on his 2012 single, "Get Low.".
Rappers from Georgia (U.S. state). Rappers from Atlanta. American shooting survivors. Gangsta rappers. Southern hip hop musicians. Rappers from New York City