While speaking with Akademiks for the ‘Off The Record’ podcast, Waka Flocka spoke about his music, and the impact he believes he left on the music game.
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Waka went on to speak about bringing a “dangerous” lifestyle into rap, even though the goal is the escape the danger that was present where he came from. “I was bringing the lifestyle into rap; I wasn’t supposed to do that,” said the rapper. He continued on “Put it like this, I got electric wire – I’m from where electricity hang at, right? But then I finally found out I can swim in water without getting shocked. So I started swimming, ‘Oh this s**t is cool, it’s happy!’ But one day I drop a plug in that muthaf**ka and everybody get electrocuted. So is swimming dangerous, or is what you did made me dangerous? Meaning, that people are bringing danger into a lifestyle that pulled them out of danger. So it makes it dangerous.”
The rapper continued on saying “So you can’t tiptoe in one and walk in the other. You gotta put two legs, two arms and ya head forward. You can’t do this and this. I can’t do it. I can’t just trust a n***a trying to play balance street or music. Ain’t no balance, either you’re street or you’re music. That’s it.” Take a look above.[via]