Waka Flocka Flame's Flockaveli Has A Great Title, But Could It Have Been Better?

As any regular reader of the MTV Newsroom Blog will knows, this space has a great deal of respect for a little bit of madness. That's not to say that psychopaths are awesome, but there is a certain energy that lives within the work of an artist who is, for one reason or another, possesses a certain unhinged quality. R. Kelly is a prime example of this, as that guy can deliver a sweet love song and a sex jam about midgets in the same afternoon, and most every one of his songs end up sounding like hits. Lil Wayne also exists in this universe, as his smooth-as-silk flow is infected by his stream-of-consciousness raps.

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. It's so good that it's no wonder Waka Flocka Flame is the new Halloween costume of choice for the MTV Newsroom.

But despite the greatness of the music contained within, the best part of Flockaveli is the title. According to Waka, it was inspired by Tupac's landmark (and posthumous) 1996 album The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory, which was released under the name Makaveli (itself a reference to Italian philosopher and "The Prince" author Niccolo Machiavelli). As great as it is, Waka could have totally taken the concept of "turn a classic hip-hop album title into a pun" even deeper. How much deeper? This much deeper.

» It's Dark and Hell Is Flocka

» The Flaknic

» Illwaktic

» Fear of a Flocka Planet

» Straight Flocka Compton

» The MiseduWaka of Flocka Flame

» AmeriWaka's Most Wanted

» Vol. 2 ... Hard Flocka Life

» Paul's Boutique

» Only Built 4 Wakan Linx

» Get Rich or Flocka Trying

» The Flockege Dropout