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Waka Flocka Flame Talks Sophomore Album, Drake & DMX Collabs

"It felt like a rushed project," Waka Flocka Flame said to Billboard about his recently pushed back album, Triple F Life. "I felt like I was trying to please the label and not the people that really listen to the music." Now the rapper is shooting to drop the follow-up to 2010's Flockavelli in the first quarter of next year.

The new, upcoming release--inspired by his friends, fans and family (hence Triple F)--will see Flocka working with some high profile artists. He's really trying to put together a song with DMX, saying that the perpetually jailed rapper "needs to get back on the scene!" He also explained how the Drake-assisted remix of "Round Of Applause" came about: "I said, 'Who do I need on the song to get some ladies into it?' Let me call Drake! I met him through the engineer, we put that track together, and that was it."

Whatever the future holds for Flocka, it's sure to be interesting. He's dropping a collaborative album, Lock Out, with French Montana on Dec. 9, and he's announced a joint mixtape with Tyler, the Creator, too. These projects and a solo record on the way--no wonder he said "I'm gonna be the No. 1 artist" of 2012. We'll see. [Billboard]

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