Words: Lily Mercer
Photography: Hayley Louisa Brown
“Most artists run away from fans. I gravitate towards them cos they’re the people that got your life goin’ round.”
A decade ago, Mike Jones gave the world his phone number, more recently Mr. MFN eXquire did the same via his blog. But one rapper gets closer to his fans than any other; his name is Waka Flocka Flame.
The twenty-six-year-old’s high-energy anthems have dominated strip clubs and nightclubs since he arrived on the scene in 2010. If you haven’t heard ‘No Hands’, ‘Hard In The Paint’ or ‘Grove St. Party’ then you have a) no love for clubs that play commercial hip-hop, and b) no love for strippers.