Waka Flocka Flame Net Worth & Biography

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Introduction

Waka Flocka Flame is a American celebrity rapper. Signing to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. Records in 2009, he became a mainstream artist with the release of his singles "O Let's Do It", "Hard in da Paint", and "No Hands", with the latter peaking at number 13 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

His debut studio album Flockaveli was released in 2010. His second studio album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family was released in 2012 and was preceded by the lead single "Round of Applause".

As of , Waka Flocka Flame has a net worth of about $8M.

At a Glance

Full name: Juaquin James Malphurs

Other names: Waka Flocka Flame

Birthday: May 31, 1986

Age:

Net worth: $8M

Source of wealth: Singing, Rap Music

Country of origin: United States of America

Net Worth

$8M

Waka Flocka Flame is a superstar in the rap music scenario. His successful career helped him earn a fortune from his music. As of , Waka Flocka Flame has a net worth of about $8M.

Early Life

Juaquin James Malphurs was born in South Jamaica, Queens on May 31, 1986. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia. His mother, Debra Antney, is rapper Gucci Mane's former manager and the CEO of So Icey/Mizay Entertainment.

The name "Waka" was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear's catchphrase, "Wocka Wocka". The name "Flocka Flame" was given to him by Gucci Mane, whom he has known since he was 19.

Favorite Quotes from Waka Flocka Flame

“So I write from the heart. I never write from my mind. My brain, I mean.” – Waka Flocka Flame
“I didn’t get into rap to be no lyrical genius. I got into rap to feed my family and help the people in need around me, that’s it. A lot of people say, ‘Man, Waka Flocka ain’t go no lyrics,’ so I was like, ‘Yeah, you right!” – Waka Flocka Flame
“My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.” – Waka Flocka Flame
“You wear fur, it’s like you trying to be something you not. You get fur, you can spend the same money on like, 30 jackets.” – Waka Flocka Flame
“It’s a total big difference between a person that got lyrics and a person that can make hit singles. I’m a person that can make some hit singles. I’m not in no booth trying to be a lyrical genius.” – Waka Flocka Flame

Career

Waka Flocka came to fame with his breakthrough single "O Let's Do It" in 2009, which peaked at number 62 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Waka Flocka is a member of 1017 Brick Squad with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid.

His debut album, Flockaveli, was released on October 1, 2010. The album debuted at number six on the US Billboard 200. The album was inspired by Tupac Shakur, whose final stage name and pseudonym before his death was Makaveli. He was named the eighth hottest MC of 2010 by MTV.

Waka Flocka released several mixtapes in 2011, including Salute Me or Shoot Me 3, Benjamin Flocka and his last Twin Towers 2 (No Fly Zone) with fellow rapper Slim Dunkin.

On August 9, 2011, his collaborative album with Gucci Mane, titled Ferrari Boyz, was released. The first single was "She Be Puttin On", featuring the now deceased Slim Dunkin, who was shot at an Atlanta recording studio while shooting a music video.

On January 22, 2013, Waka Flocka announced that he has completed his third studio album, titled Flockaveli 2. He revealed the album will feature guest appearances from Timbaland and Wyclef Jean. Also the album will be mainly produced by longtime producers of 808 Mafia, Lex Luger, Southside, TM88 and more.

On February 5, 2013, Waka Flocka released his mixtape DuFlocka Rant 2 with guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, French Montana, Ace Hood and Young Scooter, among others. On May 9, 2013, he released a sequel, titled DuFlocka Rant: Halftime Show which features fellow Southern rapper T.I..

Flockaveli 2 was then rescheduled for release in early 2014, and on October 4, 2013, Flocka released another mixtape From Roaches to Rollies. On October 31, 2013, Waka Flocka confirmed that Ne-Yo and Drake would be featured on Flockaveli 2.