Just weeks after his release from an Atlanta county jail rapper Gucci Mane is back on the scene with a new album titled the Ferrari Boyz alongside protege Waka Flocka Flame. Both Waka and Gucci have been making strides over the past year as two of the hottest commodities coming from out of the A so a joint album was a no brainer. Recently we caught up with the Ferrari Boyz while on the set of one of their videos where the two spoke on the highly touted project.
“Fans were like, ’Man, y’all need to do somethin’ together, work with people in the industry,’ ” Waka told MTV News’ Sway. “See, we could agree with one of the statements: We’ll work together, but the industry folks, they industry, you follow me?”
On Ferrari Boyz, the 1017 representatives keep everything in-house. The majority of the album was produced by Lex Luger and Southside, both of whom contributed largely to Waka’s first album, Flockaveli, in 2010. As far as guest appearances go, the Ferrari Boyz didn’t call on any of their past big-name collaborators like Rick Ross, Diddy or Usher. Instead, underground MCs like Tity Boi (a.k.a. 2 Chainz) and Georgia rapper Rocko rounded out the track list.
“Man, we just came to smash the game — point blank, period,” Waka said. “They chasin’ our sound, folks’ singles is on our sound, and we might as well just go ’head and give it all to ’em.”
Today Gucci and Waka will appear on MTV’s “RapFix Live” at 4 p.m. ET and talk about their new album as well as their recent dramas. Tune in.