Singled Out: "I Feel Like I Have Mastered The Art Of Rhyming, Not Rapping"
Tuesday, Aug 9, 2011 6:50PM
[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song. After Killer Mike broke down his "Going Out On The Town" collab with Young Jeezy, Wacka Flocka Flame reflects on his place in the game and explains why he chose to record "She Be Puttin On."]
We was in the studio when the idea for ["She Be Puttin' On"] came together. I got a whole buncha hard songs, know what I'm sayin? I felt like I needed to get some girl songs. In the reviews for the tapes that I drop they always say that I don't make songs for women, so that was the whole inspiration behind that song right there.
My approach that I came into the game with ... I feel there was a lot of pump-fakin [false starts] in my approach. I'm thinking about takin' a break from rhyming. So I'mma sit back, contemplate for a while and come back with a different approach.
The whole album was totally freestyled. I feel like I have mastered the art of rhyming. Not rappin. So I feel like, as far as the critics that say, "Yo Waka, you not a rapper ..." You totally right. I rhyme. I mastered the art of rhyming to where I can make millions of dollars. So why not venture off and learn how to rap? [Critics] don't understand how we've mastered the art of rhyming.
Born in Queens, New York, Waka Flocka Flame is a Georgia-raised artist whose first album, Flockaveli, debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200. Flocka is a member of the Bricksquad family. Ferrari Boyz, his first collaboration album with group leader Gucci Mane, is now available in stores.
Check out the video for "She Be Puttin' On" below: