Though Waka Flocka’s has always maintained that he is not one of the traditional rappers and has no interest in being known as the lyrical artist, his recent release ‘From Roaches to Rolex’ changed the entire belief about him. He has also tremendously improved his flow and that is quite visible in the songs like ‘Took Off’. In this song, he delivers threatening words that turn more menacing as he goes on delivering his rapid cadence. He has also used his best flow on the song ‘7 Days a Week’. This song doesn’t seem to have any flaws and has been delivered with a real tightness.
Also, his overall vocal performance on the new projects has improved pretty much and this shows that he has also been practicing between his consequent releases. Still there are some songs where he uses his old yelling style- he screams from the starting to the end just like the song ‘Obituary’ that features Wooh Da Kid.
In the song ‘Ice Cream Cone’, a lot of lyrical shots have been thrown at Gucci Mane. Though he clearly stated that he was going to do a diss on the Gucci’s song but all his fans were disappointed to see no actual dissing in the mixtapes.
The things also get a little repetitive on the song ‘From Roaches to Rollies. In the songs ‘Running Them Lips’ Chazz has been featured and Waka ends up repeating the same uninventive hook. Same goes for the ‘Heavyweight’ song that features rappers Sony and Frenchie.
The improved vocal performance of Waka seems to be the only saving grace of this song and that he continues in his other songs as well like ‘Rainy Dayz’. In this a funky guitar riff has been effectively used that also fits with the improved flow of Waka. The other beats however, do not have the same level of dopeness and a lot of separation comes in between the instruments and the sounds. All this makes the project a bit unpleasant to listen some times. He also produces free releases from time to time.
However, what this tape clearly states is the underlying desire of Waka to improve and become a better rapper. Improved performance is always desired by everyone. Download music compilations of Waka and savor the performances.