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Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame’s 2010 debut, Flockaveli, highlighted the fact that the menacing MC seriously lacked skills in the lyrics department. It also showed that the gruff, dreadlocked master-of-the-street anthem was loud, brash and unrelentingly narcissistic, openly talking up his drug-game prowess and making no bones about his knack for getting it in. Moreover, it proved Flocka to be one of the best things to happen to hip-hop in years. The rap game needs more MCs like him, unabashedly sure of their purpose and calling, however trivial. And Triple F Life: Friends, Fans & Family ups the aggressive ante: bigger boasts, quicker rhymes (although that’s not really the point here) and expectedly seismic production courtesy of Flockaveli‘s widely-praised hero, Lex Luger, and Waka’s friend/producer, Southside. Drake (“Round of Applause”) and Trey Songz (“I Don’t Really Care”) try and keep things classy. But why interrupt a carefully-curated, classless affair?