Waka Flocka Flame “DuFlocka Rant 2″ Mixtape Download & Stream
Waka Flocka releases his 17-track Mixtape titled “DuFlocka Rant 2″, Hosted by DJ Ace with features coming from Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, Ace Hood, French Montana, Wooh Da Kid & more.
For the tape, the Brick Squad rapper enlists a crew of guests including Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, Wooh Da Kid, Young Scooter, Quez, Ace Hood, French Montana, Ice Burgandy and more. Production comes courtesy of Lex Luger, Purps on the Beat, Chriz Beatz, C Note, Southside on the Track, Tm88, Izze The Producer and more.
Waka Flocka Flame is back on his mixtape grind as he drops his new project, DuFlocka Rant 2 and as a noted hoops fan, Flocka has gained attention for his previously and hilariously titled mixtape series, LeBron Flocka James. The artwork to the mixtapes would usually be just as entertaining as the actual music as the Brick Squad member would photoshop pictures of himself onto the NBA All Star players. Flocka continues that tradition in DuFlocka Rant 2 as he borrows the cover of NBA 2k13 for his new collection of free music. For fans of Waka‘s original sound, he taps on plenty of help from Lex Luger and Southside to handle production duties on this mixtape along with C-note, Purp On The Beat, Chriz Beatz and Izze The Producer.
Here’s a fun challenge: Turn up DuFlocka Rant 2 through headphones at a reasonable volume and while listening to it try to accomplish anything that requires even a modicum of concentration. Read a magazine article. Write a blog post. Shop for cat food. The average person will find even simple tasks like these considerably more difficult than usual, if not flat-out impossible. Waka Flocka Flame is the most attention-starved character in hip-hop, and he’s not satisfied with simply grabbing your attention; he needs to dominate it, to the exclusion of everything else. Waka Flocka Flame does not want you multitasking while he’s on.
On Duflocka Rant 2’s spoken word intro Flocka boasts, among other things, that when he dropped Flockaveli back in 2010 that “hip-hop changed”, and it’s hard to argue with him. That album not only made him a star, but also made teen production wizard Lex Luger one as well, and helped solidify the modern trap sound’s stranglehold on mainstream hip-hop. It also, as many of his critics complained, dealt a considerable blow to the notion of that good rappers need to be good writers, which had already been weakened by a generation of Southern rappers who were less interested in competing with Northern rappers lyrically than economically. Flocka’s admission early on that he rapped primarily for the checks and not because he considered himself an artist sent up howls from hip-hop’s more serious corners.
But if Waka Flocka Flame has lowered the standards for writing in the rap world he’s made up for it by introducing a level of catharsis that it had rarely achieved before. Records like DuFlocka Rant 2 aren’t just distractions, they’re sonic power washers blasting out whatever psychic residue you have gunking up the corners of your brain. If you’re in the market for a moment of mental ablation you might want to try the larynx-ruining primal scream that Flocka emits in the middle of “Hood Rich“.
The qualities of its screaming chaos aside, does DuFlocka Rant 2 offer up anything that you can’t find on the original DuFlocka Rant or any of his other mixtapes? Sure! “Can’t Do Golds” has one of the most straightforward pop hooks that he’s delivered yet. “Tax Money” has an intriguing instrumental track (produced by Purps on the Beat) based around low orchestral horns that suggests that more rap producers should be ripping off the score to Inception. And overall there’s just more of a tightness, a strong feeling that the manic combustibility of his first few records is now being concentrated and refined into a weapons-grade explosiveness, and that whenever Flockaveli 2 drops it’s going to leave a crater on the rap landscape. Flocka recently spoke on his album Flockaveli Part 2, which is slated for release sometime in 2013. The LP is slated to feature guest appearances from Wyclef Jean and Timbaland, among others.
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