Waka Flock Flame Explains "Triple F Life" Delay, Speaks On Drake & DMX Collaborations

Waka Flocka Flame originally intended to release his sophomore album Triple F Life this year, but decided to push it back after realizing he was making music more for the label than fans.

Speaking with Billboard.com's The Juice, the “No Hands” rapper said that he plans on dropping the album at the top of 2012 and why it’s taken a minute to record.

“It felt like a rushed project. I'm going to do it first quarter (2012) because I need to put my all into it," he said. "I felt like I was trying to please the label and not the people that really listen to the music."

He also revealed that the Drake-assisted single “Round of Applause” was originally recorded for his debut Flockaveli and that a collaboration with DMX could be in the works.

“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,” he said, shifting to his duet with Dark Man X. “I'm trying to put a song together with DMX; he needs to get back on the scene!"

In anticipation of the album’s release, Flocka is releasing a joint mixtape with French Montana titled Lock Out, hosted by DJ Drama and DJ Green Lantern, on December 9th. “When I met French Montana I thought he was a good artist. When he first came out about two years ago, I felt if I started dealing with him, maybe he'll grow as an artist. He really did. He's workin!"