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Saturday, March 31, 2012


Atlanta’s own Waka Flocka Flame has announced June 12th as the release date of his sophomore album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, and Family. Led by the Drake-assisted “Round of Applause,” this follow-up to his breakout debut will feature appearances from Tyga, Ludacris, B.o.B and more.
On Friday, March 9th Waka gave fans a peak at what Triple F has in store by releasing the callously cool “I Don’t Really Care” featuring Trey Songz to his hometown’s radio stations prompting repeated playbacks. Last week the song became the most added record at the urban mainstream radio format and is now available for purchase on iTunes. A visual for “I Don’t Really Care” will be shot in Atlanta on April 10th.
Dubbed “King of the Club” by Drake, Waka will join Meek Mill, J. Cole, 2 Chainz and French Montana on the Toronto rapper’s 27-city “Club Paradise” tour. The tour kicks off on May 7th in Concord, CA at the Sleep Train Pavilion and wraps in Boston’s Comcast Center on June 17th. Tickets go on-sale March 23rd and can be purchased at with dates for the “Club Paradise” as follows:
May 7 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord
May 8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
May 10 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
May 11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
May 13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
May 14 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion
May 16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
May 17 Houston, TX Toyota Center
May 19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte
May 20 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
May 22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
May 23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach
May 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center
May 26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
May 28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
May 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
June 1 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center
June 2 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
June 5 Memphis, TN FedExForum
June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
June 8 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 9 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center
June 11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre
June 12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
June 16 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
June 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center
While its been two years filled with career highs and personal lows for the beleagured rapper, Waka Flocka has worked on causes that speak to his Triple F’s. In the winter of 2011, he started collaborating with Atlanta-based SNAPBACKS For A Cause to develop a line SEA whose sales would benfit the PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Earlier this month, Waka Flocka revised his role with PETA in their “Only Cowards Abuse Animals” campaign which raises awareness about animal protection and the chaining, fighting, and abuse of dogs.
Last October of 2010, Waka Flocka Flame burst onto the scene with his debut album Flockaveli which was dubbed as “the most anarchic rap album of 2010″ by the Washington Post. Led by the #1 single and triple-platinum “No Hands” featuring Wale and Roscoe Dash, Flockaveli debuted at #6 and was both praised and criticized for its abandonment of lyrical prose for menacing, adrenaline-fused production. With over 300k copies sold, the New York Times cited Flockaveli as “one of the most bracing and unforgiving hip-hop releases in recent memory. Almost single-handedly, and without context, it rediscovers hip-hop’s pugnacity in an era of extreme melodic sophistication, an idiosyncratic anomaly.”

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