Juaquin Malphurs (born May 31, 1986), better known by his stage name Waka Flocka Flame, is an American rapper signed to 1017 Brick Squad and Warner Bros. He is a Southern hip hop artist best known for his crunk, gangsta sound and single "No Hands" along with his debut album, Flockaveli. Juaquin Malphurs was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City in 1986. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia.
Juaquin Malphurs was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York City in 1986. His family eventually settled in Riverdale, Georgia. He is the son of Debra Antney, Gucci Mane's former manager and CEO of So Icey/Mizay Entertainment. The name "Waka" was given to him by his cousin, after the Muppets character Fozzie Bear's catch phrase, "Waka Waka". The name "Flocka Flame" was given to him by rapper Gucci Mane.
Waka Flocka Flame came to fame with his breakthrough single "O Let's Do It" in 2009. Waka Flocka Flame is a member of the 1017 Brick Squad with Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Frenchie, and Wooh Da Kid.