Waka Flocka Flame Biography
Malphurs moved with his family from Jamaica, Queens, New York to Riverdale, Georgia when he was nine years old. As a child, drug dealers and basketball players were his role models.
The name "Waka Flocka" was given to him by rapper Gucci Mane. Waka Flocka Flame is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad, with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid. He is currently preparing his debut album and a mixtape with the Brick Squad.
He was shot in the arm while struggling with a robber at a car wash in Atlanta, Georgia on the morning of January 19, 2010. His debut single is called "O Let's Do It", which peaked at #62 on the Billboard Hot 100. His debut album, Flockaveli was released on October 5, 2010. He was featured on Lil Jon's album Crunk Rock on the track "Throw It Up, Pt. 2 (Remix)".