Juaquin Marphurs is an American rapper signed to So Icey Entertainment. He was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York onMay31st, 1986 and
moved to Riverdale, Georgia at the age of nine. As a youth, Waka Flocka Flame says he looked up to drugdealers and basketball players. He is
the son of Debra Antney, who is Gucci Mane's manager. Waka Flocka Flame's name wasgiven to him by Gucci Mane. Waka is taken from his
first name, Juaquin; Flaco is spanish for skinny; and Flame is taken from'fire', a hip-hop term for good music. Waka Flocka Flame has
described himself as a mixture of Eazy-E, Lil Jon, and Gucci Mane.His debut album, Flockavelli, was released in 2010.