Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka is ‘this’ close to bidding farewell to the rap game for good. The hip-hop artist has hinted at his intention to look at the bigger picture outside of rapping.
In a new snippet from Flocka’s “Raq Rants” feature, the Georgia musician explains his interest in hanging up the mic for good.
The Atlanta MC sat down with our very own Raquel Harper for Tuesday night’s BET episode of “Raq Rants,” and she asked him when he wants to stop rapping. Waka says he’s going to retire … and he’s got a pretty good reason.
According to WFF … he’s achieved everything he’s ever wanted from the rap game — money, fame, a better life for himself and, of course, a lovely wife in Tammy … both of whom used to star in “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Well, there is one thing left on Waka’s bucket list … a little baby. Check out the clip to see when he and Tammy plan on popping out a kid of their own. It’s right around the corner. (TMZ)
Back in 2011, Flocka said a lack of motivation to maintain a rap career steered him into planning retirement.
“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)
Following the announcement, SOHH hit up Flocka’s mentor Gucci Mane for his take on the retirement talk.
“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)