Waka Flocka Flame: Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family

Warner Bros.

Juaquin Malphurs recently explained that Triple F Life was inspired by a desire to focus on the aspects of his music that really appealed to fans. Indeed, it's Waka Flocka's brash energy that anchors the album. As he explained in a Spin interview, "I didn't want to lose my path by trying to be lyrical." Triple F Life is a potent distillation of what Waka does best. Each track on the record is a semi-stoned, mid-tempo banger. In sequence, it feels beautifully hypnotic. In fact, Triple F Life suffers only when it veers off course. "Get Low" is a Boi-1da production that features Nicki Minaj and Flo Rida and sounds like every other dull radio joint out there. The anomalous song is a reminder that Waka's typical steez is refreshingly atypical. (4 out of 5 stars)

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