By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer
Back in 2009, Waka Flocka (Waka Flocka Flame at the time) turned into a star with his “Oh Lets Do It” single. He was signed to Gucci Mane’s 1017 Bricksquad record label and he was on his way up.
Flocka ended up releasing his debut studio album, “Flockaveli” in 2010, and then one more in 2012 with “Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, & Family.” Since then, he’s released plenty of mixtapes but ended things in 2013 as a full-time rapper.
The Clayton County, GA recently took to social media to explain his early retirement. Waka noted how he didn’t want to rap for a long time and had a vision to be done by 2013
“I had no profession, I had no trade, I didn’t know how the f*ck I was going to start but I knew how I was gone finish. And I remember in my process, man, this is 2013, when I quit, quit, I told myself, I was like man I’m finna find some sh*t to keep me good and my family good…and I found it.”
Waka also had some drawbacks to the early retirement personally. Many loved ones believed that he was falling off as a rapper due to the quick retirement. The also oddly wanted him to be a “street n*gga” again.
“And since my whole journey since 2013, I done heard the people closest to me, the people I love as family say, ‘man that n*gga fell off he gonna go broke. I done heard n*ggas say I wasn’t street enough again, that wasn’t gonna make me run in the streets and be a street n*gga again cus that’s not who I am.”
Waka ended up appearing on “Marriage Bootcamp” with his wife Tammy Rivera. He’s also been making solid investments personally and has been set financially even after ending his music career. Check out him discussing the retirement from music below.
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