Frenchie is here with his latest called the “Bringing Gangsta Back mixtape” presented by Trap A Holics and the 1017 Brick Squad. For those of you who don’t know Frenchie, he’s been one of Gucci Mane’s main homies for awhile and is actually a pretty hilarious person. Although I haven’t met him in person, I have watched several videos of him on YouTube and he seems like a highly energetic person from the streets. As you should already know by now, the 1017 Brick Squad camp is always on the grind. No matter if Gucci Mane is in jail, out of jail, or what, they are going to be putting out new music for the streets. Obviously it’s easier for them all when Gucci is free, but that doesn’t stop their grind.
Frenchie – Bringing Gangsta Back (Album Artwork)
For example, while Gucci Mane was locked up, not only did Frenchie release the “Bringing Gangsta Back mixtape,” but the Waka Flocka Flame Du Flocka Rant mixtape dropped as well as the OJ Da Juiceman Cook Muzik mixtape. The only artist that I didn’t happen to catch for a mixtape release out of the 1017 Brick Squad camp was Wooh Da Kid. I did see Wooh pop up on a couple of tracks here and there, but I’m sure there are a lot of people waiting on his next drop as well. Anyways, Frenchie is the main focus of this post, so I’m going to break down this tape for the people. Click here to read more.. »
Waka Flocka Flame was born on May 31, 1986 as Juaquin Bertholimule Malphurs in South Jamaica, Queens, NY. He is currently associated with the labels 1017 Brick Squad, Warner Bros, and Mizay Entertainment. Additionally, he has a movement within 1017 Brick Squad called Brick Squad Mafia or BSM. Although Waka Flocka was born in New York City, New York, but moved at a young age to Riverdale, Georgia on Grove Street in Clayco county.
Originally, he was hustling in Atlanta for a long time until he got a big break through the artist Gucci Mane. When he first started, he didn’t have much experience rapping and Gucci Mane encouraged him to keep going with his music career. At the time, Debra Antney (Waka Flocka’s mom) was managing Gucci Mane, which is how the two artists met.
How did Waka Flocka Flame get his nickname?
It has been said that he got the name “Waka” from his cousin because he reminded him of Fozzie Bear on the show the muppets who always used “Waka Waka” as his catchphrase. Gucci Mane was the first to start calling him Flocka, so originally his nickname was just Waka Flocka. However, after Gucci Mane heard his rhymes and thought that they were hot, he started calling him “Flocka Flame.” So that’s basically the synopsis of how the stage name originated.
Waka Flocka’s mixtapes helped build buzz
In 2008 was when Waka Flocka Flame first started hitting the scene really hard with his aggressive new school southern crunk sound. He teamed up with DJ Teknikz for the release of the mixtape known as “Lebron Flocka James” and the response from the streets was crazy. It included songs such as: “O Let’s Do It,” “Head First,” “Flexxin,” and “Off Da Chain.” His grind would not stop with just one mixtape though. He went on to release a sequel to Lebron Flocka James called “Lebron Flocka James 2” as well as countless more tapes. Click here to read more.. »