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  • Summary: The second full-length studio album from Waka Flocka Flame features guest appearances from such artists as B.o.B., Drake, Flo Rider, Ludacris, Nicki Minaj, and Trey Songz.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 15, 2012
    80
    The rapper coolly exceeds expectations in his artistic self-awareness and this go-round shines like his diamond-studded Fozzy Bear chain.
  2. Jun 13, 2012
    70
    Where the debut flaunted relentless production and Waka's defiant word associations, this has more spacious and savvier tracks.
  3. Jun 14, 2012
    70
    [Triple F Life] isn't quite as striking as his debut but preserves much of its appealing mayhem.
  4. Jun 12, 2012
    60
    Triple F is another set of barked strip-club salvos.
  5. The Source
    Aug 22, 2012
    60
    What Waka lacks in depth and purpose, he makes up for with conviction. [#253, p.87]
  6. Jun 13, 2012
    60
    These are good songs, but we don't come to Waka for good.
  7. Jun 18, 2012
    50
    While there are some highlights on the album, they don't nearly make up for the glaring flaws throughout, the lack of noteworthy lyrics or the redundancy in topics, flows, hooks and beats.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Jun 13, 2012
    10
    Remember when Flockaveli came out and it sucked well this is the complete opposite this has songs for everybody by far his best work. This isRemember when Flockaveli came out and it sucked well this is the complete opposite this has songs for everybody by far his best work. This is for all music fans, great beats, and trunk bangers. Expand
  2. Apr 11, 2015
    7
    This album is nowhere near as strong as Flocka's debut, Flockaveli, there's no denying that. We see Waka change his lyrical style fromThis album is nowhere near as strong as Flocka's debut, Flockaveli, there's no denying that. We see Waka change his lyrical style from Flockaveli's violent and dramatic lyrics about thug life to more popular and overused subject matters. However, the lyrics are saved by the times when Waka is talking about his personal life. The production on here is a bit weaker than Flockaveli's production (as can be clearly seen by the lack of Lex Luger on this album), however, Southside's production substituting Lex Luger's for the majority still makes for interesting trap production. Grade: B. Highlights: "Lurkin", "Let Dem Guns Blam", "Rooster in My Rari", 'Round of Applause". Worst songs: "Fist Bump" (why the guitar solo???), "Get Low" Expand
  3. Aug 8, 2015
    7
    While not as urgent or quite as thrilling as his, at this point debut genre defining masterpiece 'Flockaveli', Triple F is a satisfactoryWhile not as urgent or quite as thrilling as his, at this point debut genre defining masterpiece 'Flockaveli', Triple F is a satisfactory follow up. The trimmings have been slimmed and Waka Flocka Flame is is at the centre of this project a bit more (although even before his voice was the one you'd pay most attention too) with fewer guests, even so, there's almost a feature for each track. Never the less, they play their parts well particularly Drake, Meek Mill, Bun B & Ludacris. This time round, all A listers who may of cost a pretty penny but still turn in memorable performances although they often ever so slightly overshadow him. Waka himself has upped his lyrical ability notably earning himself a place among the more respected trap rappers you find every which way lately. Not only are his rhymes improved but his conscious side scratched at on 'For My Dawgs' is further explored, not as in detail as say Andre 3000 (that would be a ridiculous advance) but you get the idea. Songs that feature this self awareness include the brilliantly produced 'Triple F Life (Intro)', 'Power of My Pen' and the again, terrifically produced, Outro. The beats that previously were supplied by Lex Luger have been swapped over in favour of up and comer Southside which plays in Waka's favour because nothing is worse when a rapper has a hot sound and abuses the hell out of it. Waka exploring new soundscapes is a blessing but luckily still, we get Lex Luger for one song "Round Of Applause"; And here was me thinking Luger was a one trick pony capable of one sound, a woozy banger drawing Obviously from Drake's usual production team, 40 and/or T-Minus. Its a shame to only have him give in one beat but still, its better then nothing. Not without its missteps, Get Low over bears its mark into pop territory which Waka near enough completely fails in. His attempt is somewhat endearing though although at once entirely tepid. Similarly Trey Songz featuring 'I Don't Really Care'. Other problems are that some tracks suffer from simply being, for Waka unforgivably, boring. Despite the flaws, there are many pros and this a project that cancels out the second album jinx allowing Waka to continue relevance with his development as a writer. Unlike so many rappers before him, I'm pleased to say Waka will not fall off the face of the earth any time soon and his success is not just be a flash in the pan but the start of a bright career. Expand
  4. Jul 24, 2012
    5
    The second album of Waka Flock Flame's career - "Triple F Life Friends, Fans And Family" is a very intermediary product. The whole album isThe second album of Waka Flock Flame's career - "Triple F Life Friends, Fans And Family" is a very intermediary product. The whole album is near hour compilation of tracks maintained within hip hop and rap styles, although not very interesting. Opening, based on overdone motives songs are not very expressive - so even the album's included three singles did not present any particularly diversed themes, which at the most zero essential value reveals its not very positive side. Collaborations with artists such as Drake, B.o.B, Trey Songz or Meek Mill did not help much either. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    4
    This album isnt that good. FLOCKAVELI was way better because of the thrive he had to become famous so he worked harder. since he's now moreThis album isnt that good. FLOCKAVELI was way better because of the thrive he had to become famous so he worked harder. since he's now more famous he works with washed up artists like Minaj, Flo-rida, & Tyga. FLOCKAVELI will always be his best album Expand
  6. Jun 15, 2012
    3
    The existing worst rapper? Very likely. The appearances of Meek Mill and Drake do not save this album from disaster. The only good parts ofThe existing worst rapper? Very likely. The appearances of Meek Mill and Drake do not save this album from disaster. The only good parts of this album take place when Waka Flocka Flame not singing. Collapse
  7. Aug 4, 2012
    2
    Waka has a good song. It's a pretty good song. I can get behind that song. But Waka also has a problem: He can ONLY rap that one song.Waka has a good song. It's a pretty good song. I can get behind that song. But Waka also has a problem: He can ONLY rap that one song. Seriously, most of the tracks here sound too similar for their own good. After listening to it, the only one that stuck out at all was I Don't Really Care. Maybe someday Waka will be able to rap more than one song, but today was not that day. Expand

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