Triple F Life Whenever a topline MC has a track in need of a guest-spot adrenaline shot, he asks Siri to summon Waka Flocka, who swoops in like… Triple F Life Whenever a topline MC has a track in need of a guest-spot adrenaline shot, he asks Siri to summon Waka Flocka, who swoops in like… 2012-06-12 Waka Flocka Flame Hip-Hop/Rap Warner Bros.
Music Review

Triple F Life (2012)

ALL SQUALL The Queens-born king of cameos sinks under the weight of his own lung power, ironically relying on his own collaborators to carry the…
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ALL SQUALL The Queens-born king of cameos sinks under the weight of his own lung power, ironically relying on his own collaborators to carry the album
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 12, 2012; Lead Performance: Waka Flocka Flame; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Production: Warner Bros.

Whenever a topline MC has a track in need of a guest-spot adrenaline shot, he asks Siri to summon Waka Flocka, who swoops in like a caffeinated Batman and unleashes his shout-first-ask-questions-later squall. The Queens-born, Atlanta-bred ''No Hands'' rapper's guttural lung-busting is ideal for cameos, but those same traits make for an exhausting album-length presence. Several tracks in, his second disc begins to bow under the weight of its own aggro intensity. That leaves his own bevy of A-list guests — including Nicki Minaj, Drake, and an especially elastic Ludacris — to bring some fresh jujitsu to Waka's flailing fight game, and provide occasional respite from Triple F Life's single-minded mania. B–

Best Tracks:
Champagne-fizzy Get Low
Churning Lurkin

Originally posted Jun 06, 2012 Published in issue #1211 Jun 15, 2012 Order article reprints
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