Exclusive: Gucci Mane Discusses Waka Flocka's Retirement Pledge, "I Would Hate For Him To Stop Rapping"
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 5:05PM
With Waka Flock11, SOHH decided to hit up his Ferrari Boyz rap partner Gucci Mane to get his reaction to the situation.
For starters, Gucci feels people should realize how much growth Waka has demonstrated as an artist over the past couple years.
"He's got very, very, very, very, very good," Gucci told SOHH about Waka's growth as a lyricist. "You know what I'm saying? He was already good when he started but now when he goes to the studio, he's so focused. He's doesn't even write down lyrics anymore. You see him just going in off the top of his head sometimes. He's putting every line together, smiling." (SOHH)
The Atlanta rapper also said he would hate to see Waka hang up the mic this early in his career.
"Me just being honest, I'm one of Waka's biggest fans," Gucci added when asked if he believes Waka will really retire by 2012. "I'm a huge fan of his music, you know what I'm saying? Me just being a fan and seeing how he is when he goes into the studio, I would hate for him to stop rapping because I like what he's doing. Every song he's every made, I've liked. He goes hard. So I would hate for him to leave the game because I think he's bringing a whole new thing to the rap game. He's got his own style." (SOHH)
A few weeks ago, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul said he did not believe Waka would retire.
"I like Waka Flocka. Waka Flocka's one of my favorites," Paul told Rap-Up TV. When asked what he thought of Waka's possible retirement, he responded, "I remember when I was his age. You're having too much fun. He won't do it." (Rap-Up)
Flocka recently opened up about his lack of motivation to maintain a rap career.
"That's absolutely true," Flocka said, confirming his retirement tweet. "The game as a whole is fake. I'm tired of just going through what I go through and then at the end of the day, the forecast is always rain. It always rains on my world. It's so many different haters, fake smiles, fake hugs, so to prevent myself from doing anything, I'd just rather quit. I'd rather work at Walmart than rap and that's my word on God. Yup. I'll put that on Jesus Christ, I ain't lying. It's something I could never explain because people aren't living this lifestyle. So at the end of the day, people living the lifestyle can probably understand why I'm doing it. At the end of the day, I'm just doing it for my friends and my family, get them straight and then it's over for me." (V-103)
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