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WAKA FLOCKA FLAME + FRIENDS TO LIGHT UP L.A.’S ROXY THEATRE, 10/18 LIVE PERFORMANCE FEED PROVIDED BY USTREAM

WAKA FLOCKA FLAME + FRIENDS TO LIGHT UP L.A.’S ROXY THEATRE, 10/18 LIVE PERFORMANCE FEED PROVIDED BY USTREAM

WHO:
Waka Flocka Flame + special guests hosted by Miss Info

WHAT:
Will be taking over the Roxy theater for a FREE, one-night only West Coast performance. Ustream will be airing the concert LIVE at http://www.ustream.tv/wakaflockaflame

WHEN:
MONDAY, October 18th (8pm doors, 10:30pm performance…limited space)

WHERE:
Roxy Theatre
9009 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-9457

WHY:
By now you know or have heard the name, the statements, and/or the music. Now you have the chance to see one of rap’s most enigmatic and divisive up-and-comers perform tracks from his new album (3rd best rap debut of 2010, 7th overall) Flockaveli.

Here’s what the critics are saying:

“You can safely add Waka Flocka Flame to that list. His debut album Flockaveli (which just debuted at number six on the Billboard album chart) is a staggering hour of music full of the amazing beat science of Lex Luger and Waka’s truly unique flow. Though not as refined as Wayne, Waka’s lyrics still pack the sort of from-Neptune punch that make you say “Huh?” at least twice per song.”

MTV.com, “Waka Flocka Flame’s Flockaveli Has A Great Title, But Could It Have Been Better?” 10/13/10

“Flockaveli is an album about pain, the physical kind. It’s a brutalist concoction, one of the most bracing and unforgiving hip-hop releases in recent memory. Almost single-handedly, and without context, it rediscovers hip-hop’s pugnaicity in an era of extreme melodic sophistication, an idiosynratic anomaly.”

New York Times, “Bam! Pow! A Loud Young Rapper Rekindles Rap’s Old Fighting Spirit,” 10/9/10

“His beats are hard and simple. He says lyrics don’t matter. And his new album might be the year’s best… It entirely lacks pomp and circumstance; there’s no fancy production, live instruments, or big-name guest stars, just an hour and 12 minutes of threats, boasts, and shout-outs to his crew…This is rap completely drained of intellectual, moral, and artistic pretense, which you’ll either find immensely appealing or completely aggravating.”

Washington City Paper, album review, 10/8/10

“He’s finally here: A rapper who’s figured out how to bulldoze through rhyme, meter and intelligibility. The rookie’s debut proudly stands as the most anarchic rap album of 2010, crammed with cacophonous beats, disorienting odes to gun play and other blunt force confusion.”

Washington Post, “Click Tracks” album review, 10/8/10

“Waka Flocka Flame may not be breaking any new ground with his debut “Flockaveli’, but he’ll sure have you banging your head.”

HipHopDX.com, album review, 10/6/10

“[Flockaveli] is a fascinating and punishing album, as violent and gun-crazy as any in recent memory, but also mesmerizing in its commitment to ferocity. Waka Flocka Flame may not care about lyrics, but he embodies free-flowing energy manifest in onomatopoeic fury.”

Village Voice, “Waka Flocka is Yelling at You For a Reason,” 10/6/10

“Waka is more agitator than rapper–imagine DJ Kool as an unhinged goon with a fetish for brawling and gunfire. “I’m drunk as hell / Can’t you tell?” the Atlanta rapper barks on “No Hands,” a track whose epic strings befit a strip club Zeus would frequent. But pole-dancing fodder is scarce; the rest is an unforgiving crush of unveiled threats over ricocheting drums and choleric synths, most provided by young producer Lex Luger.”

SPIN.com, album review (7 of 10), 10/4/10

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