It’s party time as BET’S 106 & Party rings in the New Year with live unforgettable performances from everybody’s favorite rappers, Young Jeezy, Meek Mill, Wale, Yelawolf and more of today’s top draft picks. Check out more performances after the jump.
Tagged up by DJ Self for now. SHAKE UPDATE: Back to the top with the explicit/tagless version.
Wanna know the funny thing? This guy was actually born in New York. How’s that for irony?
On top of all that, the singles “Hard in Da Paint” and “No Hands,” from his debut LP Flockaveli (released October 5), garnered him enough buzz and attention to be voted the #8 Hottest MC in the Game, his first time making the list.
While Atlanta has been a hotbed of hip-hop talent for many years, a lot of artists who make a name for themselves off club records disappear as fast as they arrive. Right now, though, Waka isn’t just hot in the clubs; he practically owns them.
“[Waka] put out three consistent records in a row,” MTV senior producer Rahman Dukes said during the Hottest MCs roundtable. “He’s coming out a region that’s known for putting out one great record.”
Still, there are many in hip-hop who question the upstart’s talent. Critics have derided him, claiming he’s more flash and rowdiness (witness his shouted ad lib “Waka! Flocka! Waka! Flocka!”) than lyrical substance.
“He’s not the most lyrical dude,” MTV News senior writer Jayson Rodriguez admitted, defending Waka’s place on the list. “But these joints, they’re ubiquitous. You can’t go places without hearing ‘O Let’s Do It.’ You hear it everywhere.”
“There’s always been a lane for different artists who just control that ‘get drunk, get crunk, just go hard’ … and those artists usually haven’t always been the most lyrical,” said MTV News supervising producer Sean Lee. “Right now, he’s owning that lane.”
I go hard in the muthafuckin’ paint!
Yep, I officially fuck with a Fozzie Bear record. The world must be ending. Haha… you mad Young?
Couple joints for y’all after the jump. Or you can ignore them and click the image above for the full version. Stacey Dash FTW!
Complex: It doesn’t discourage you from rocking your chain?
Waka Flocka Flame: Hell nah. I just copped a new chain. You ever heard of Fozzie Bear from Muppet Babies, that says, “Waka waka waka waka”? I got that. That’s my new shit. Got a lil yellow Fuzzy with the yellow watch green, and shit.
Wow… three of the best emcees of all time on one track? This has classic written all over it. Blame X, AYE!
Another group of songs that leaked I didn’t feel like giving their own posts. *shrugs…
DOWNLOAD: Rain – I Feel Like Winning | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Dorrough – Hood Bitch Fetish f. Yo Gotti | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Waka Flocka – Throwin’ Fingers f. Papoose) | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Brisco – Waka Blaka (Gucci, OJ & Waka Diss) | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Alley Boy – Rappin & Robbin f. Fozzie Bear & Princess | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Yo Gotti – Save Da Trap (Letter to Gucci Mane & Young Jeezy) | Mediafire
Yea… for those that want em.
DOWNLOAD: Gucci Mane – 2 Seater f. Trae | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Rich Girl – Trouble f. Yo Gotti & Gucci Mane [NoDJ] | Mediafire
DOWNLOAD: Waka Flocka Fozzie Bear – O Let’s Do It (rmx) f. Lil Wayne, Trae & Rick Ross | Mediafire
At Club Ibiza, Nicki performs a few tracks before being joined by Drake for Bedrock and his Forever verse.