Waka Flocka sat down with Now Magazine to speak about his upcoming album, collaborating with new artists, and whether or not there was a sensitive side to the ATL rapper.
However, the most stand out points in the interview involve Flocka reading, working with Drake, and learning about the death of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
You’re also a big reader so there’s some love of words there, but you’ve talked about not wanting fans to need a dictionary to decipher lyrics. Do you still feel that way?
There’s a lot of stuff I’ve been trying to move toward. Right now, I’m just giving my fans good music and letting them enjoy Waka’s personality and have fun. But, like, it ain’t all about this ‘dying in the streets’ thing. In a minute, I’m going to get deep with them and make them think. You just gotta walk them through it and teach them. I’m going to take my time with it because if you give them too much really different stuff they’ll get confused about who you are.
What’s the last book you read?
Actually, I just got this new one two or three days ago! It’s called, The World Is Flat.
Waka also recalled getting a phone call from Drake and the thought process that went through his head.
So you’re collaborating with more people outside of Bricksquad now, like Drake and Ludacris. It seems like that’s going well for you.
“I made Round of Applause six months after Flockaveli came out, and it’s only dropping now. My engineer, KY, was like, ‘Yo, I just got off the phone with Drake. He’s working on his album and wants to know if there’s anything you wanna send him.’ And I thought, ‘Man, I should get him on MY album.’ So I sent him this song, and he was like ‘Yo, I like this. I want this one!’ But it was already mine so he jumped on it for me.”
Finally in Waka Flocka like style, Flocka expressed his feelings in the lost of technology’s great Steve Jobs.
I’ve seen videos online of you using a Macbook. Do you have any thoughts on the passing of Steve Jobs last night?
Do I have any words on the passing of Steve Jobs? …..Wait, that’s the Mac guy? He died?!!!
Oh sh*@%, sorry. I thought you knew!
Jesus Christ, Miss Info! You’re telling me everything. Oh man, we’re not gonna have no more Apple computers?
Damn, that’s bad news man. I couldn’t even thank him, he made my career. Hell yeah, that Mac computer, if it wasn’t for that I wouldn’t be here. He helped a lot of people. Oh man, I gotta tweet about that.