News: Waka Flocka Flame Reveals Battling W/ Brick Squad Member's Passing, "I Didn't Get Over His Death For 4 Months"
Monday, Apr 30, 2012 10:10AM
Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently discussed the passing of Brick Squad Monopoly member Slim Dunkin, revealing just how big of an impact the death had on his music-making ability.
According to Flocka, it took him a few months before he could get back to work mode.
"What made me put my album out? My best friend [Slim Dunkin] died in December," Flocka said in an interview. "It took me two months after him passing away - not even two months. I didn't get over his death for four months. So it took me the fifth month after my friend lost his life for me to start my new album." (East Village Radio)
A few months ago, BSM member Frenchie talked to SOHH about Dunkin's death.
"I've always been able to move forward because I feel like the more you think about it, the more you suffer," Frenchie told SOHH referring to Slim. "God works in his own purposes. That's my brother right there. If I keep on stressing myself, I'm not gonna be able to do what my brother wanted us to do. We all go hard. We push ourselves within our Brick Squad family and follow suit. That's what it's all about. ... [Slim's passing] pulled us together. That's family and so of course it hit the home base. We've got to keep working for my boy's legacy and never let him die. We can never let his spirit die. He's no longer here, but he's here in the spirit. The longer we keep it in the air, the longer people are going to know who he is." (SOHH)
In December, Slim's funeral took place in the rapper's Atlanta hometown.
Rapper Gucci Mane attended the lavish funeral for fellow Brick Squad Monopoly rapper Slim Dunkin on Wednesday in Atlanta and RumorFix has the exclusive details. The body of the 24-year-old rapper, who was reportedly murdered over a Jolly Rancher candy, was heralded with trumpets and carried by pallbearers wearing coat and tails with top hats. White flowers that spelled out the word "Squad" were laid on his casket during the services that featured several gospel songs. While Gucci paid his respects to the up and coming rapper, surprisingly Slim's buddy, Waka Flocka Flame, was nowhere in sight. (RumorFix)
Although Waka Flocka Flame did not attend the gathering, he and Gucci Mane covered Dunkin's funeral costs.
Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are throwing down big $$$ to cover funeral expenses for a fellow Atlanta rapper -- who was brutally gunned down last week -- lavishing their fallen comrade with elaborate memorial arrangements. Rapper Slim Dunkin (center) -- real name Mario Hamilton -- was shot and killed Friday night inside an Atlanta recording studio ... after a verbal altercation with an unidentified man turned deadly. Now, a rep for Waka and Gucci tells TMZ, the rappers are pooling their assets to ensure Slim is laid to rest in the best way possible ... with an elaborate funeral that includes a white horse-drawn carriage, massive white floral arrangements, and a white dove release ceremony. We're told Slim's family will cover some funeral costs -- but Waka and Gucci are paying for the lion's share. The funeral is scheduled to take place Friday morning at 11am at Berean Christian Church in Atlanta. (TMZ)