BBC Radio 1Xtra's Hot 4 2011: Waka Flocka Flame - No Hands

Juaqin Malphurs, also known as Waka Flocka Flame, was born in Queens, New York in 1986. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia. As a child, Waka lived with his four brothers and mother, Debra Antney. The name Waka was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear's catch phrase, Waka Waka. The name Flocka Flame was given to him by rapper Gucci Mane. Waka is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie and Wooh Da Kid. He rose to fame with his breakthrough single O Let's Do It in 2009 and his single Hard In Da Paint has been receiving rotation on 1Xtra. Waka’s debut album Flockaveli was released in October 2010 and he has also released eight mixtapes.

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