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Waka Flocka Flame to Release Sophomore Album Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, And Family on June 12th"I Don't Really Care" Featuring Trey Songz #1 Most Added Song at Radio; Available at iTunesJoins Meek Mill, J. Cole, 2 Chainz and More on Drake's "Club Paradise" TourJoins Up With Anti-Bullying and Animal Protection Causes (March 28, 2012)
BURBANK, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/28/12 -- Atlanta's own Waka Flocka Flame has announced June 12th as the release date of his anticipated sophomore album, Triple F Life: Friends, Fans, and Family. Led by the Drake-assisted "Round of Applause," this follow-up to his breakout debut will feature appearances from Tyga, Ludacris, B.o.B and many more. On Friday, March 9th Waka gave fans a peak at what Triple F has in store by releasing the callously cool "I Don't Really Care" featuring Trey Songz to his hometown's radio stations prompting multiple back-to-back plays. The song was the most added record at the urban mainstream format last week and is now available for purchase on iTunes at http://smarturl.it/WakaIDRC. Look out for a visual for the song soon which will be shot in Atlanta on April 10th.
Recently dubbed by Drake as the "King of the Club," Waka Flocka Flame will join labelmate Meek Mill, J. Cole, 2 Chainz and French Montana on the Toronto rapper's 27-city "Club Paradise" tour. The tour kicks off on May 7th in Concord, CA at the Sleep Train Pavilion and wraps in Boston's Comcast Center on June 17th. Tickets go on-sale March 23rd and can be purchased at http://www.livenation.com/Drake-tickets/artist/1319371. Dates for the "Club Paradise" tour are as follows:
May 7 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion at Concord May 8 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater May 10 Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion May 11 Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena May 13 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre May 14 Albuquerque, NM Hard Rock Casino Albuquerque Presents The Pavilion May 16 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion May 17 Houston, TX Toyota Center May 19 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte May 20 Atlanta, GA Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood May 22 Raleigh, NC Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek May 23 Virginia Beach, VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach May 25 Washington, DC Verizon Center May 26 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion May 28 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center May 30 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre June 1 Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Center June 2 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre June 5 Memphis, TN FedExForum June 6 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center June 8 Darien Lake, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center June 9 Philadelphia, PA Susquehanna Bank Center June 11 Hartford, CT Comcast Theatre June 12 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center June 14 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center June 16 New York, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater June 17 Boston, MA Comcast Center
While its been two years filled with career highs and personal lows for the beleagured rapper, Waka Flocka has been passionately working on causes near and dear to his heart that speak to his Triple F's. In the winter of 2011, he started collaborating with Atlanta-based SNAPBACKS for a cause to develop a line of hats in which the proceeds would go to benefit PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. And just last week, Waka Flocka earned another "Round of Applause" by teaming up once again with PETA in a campaign aimed at raising awareness about animal protection. In their "Only Cowards Abuse Animals" ad, Waka takes a stand against the chaining, fighting, and abuse of dogs.
Last October of 2010, Waka Flocka Flame burst onto the scene with his debut album Flockaveli which was dubbed as "the most anarchic rap album of 2010" by the Washington Post. Led by the #1 single and triple-platinum "No Hands" featuring Wale and Roscoe Dash, Flockaveli debuted at #6 and was both praised and criticized for its abandonment of lyrical prose for menacing, adrenaline-fused production. With over 300k copies sold, the New York Times cited Flockaveli as "one of the most bracing and unforgiving hip-hop releases in recent memory. Almost single-handedly, and without context, it rediscovers hip-hop's pugnacity in an era of extreme melodic sophistication, an idiosyncratic anomaly."
"Round of Applause" feat. Drake (video): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5Z3KUOrhS0&feature=player_profilepage
"I Don't Really Care" feat. Trey Songs (audio): http://www.spin.com/#articles/waka-flocka-flame-exclusive-hear-i-dont-really-care-now
"Only Cowards Abuse Animals" PETA campaign: http://www.peta.org/features/waka-flocka-flame-only-cowards-abuse-animals.aspx
"Waka Flocka Flame Talks About His Collaboration With SEA Brand" (video): http://www.complex.com/style/2012/01/video-waka-flocka-flame-talks-about-his-collaboration-with-sea-brand
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