When we questioned if hip hop was becoming too GQ, perhaps we phrased that question wrong. The latest hip hop artist to be featured in GQ is Waka Flocka. In the June interview, Flocka talks about his latest album, defending gangsta rap and also death rumors.
His style harkens back to pure, uncut gangsta rap, but the inked-up Waka Flocka Flame admits to GQ he has asoft side, especially for puppies: “No matter how you’re feeling, a little dog gunna love you.” Flame even once posed nude for a PETA ad, but he stays (at least partially) clothed in GQ’s shoot, showing off his larger-than-life presence. And what else is also larger than life? The burp that kicks off one of the tracks on the upcoming “Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, and Family,” out Tuesday. “I can do it on command,” he explains. “I just full of money that day. I was burping hundreds.”
Flocka is probably one of the most decorative rappers in the game with tons of tattoos. His scruffy style has attributed to his appeal to clubs and down south radio waves. Like his music, tattoos have been a fad for a while now. Once people were afraid to get them from fear of unemployment but now jobs have changed dress codes to reflect the growing attraction. Not saying you have to be covered like the “Oh Let’s Do It” rapper, because it can be a bit extreme.
For more of the interview, head over to GQ to read more.