First impression: Good car bangers
Because it keeps popping in my most played of the week and Nikita can’t understand why I listen to it so often, I’m writing a review to “explain” myself and my love for this album … Even though it has no music merit or qualities, I just can’t stop listening to Flockaveli.
It all started with this video… Just skip to about 3mn for Mr Waka but you can watch the whole thing, it is pretty funny….
Though at the end, I was like =___= (What the hell did I just watch), I also wanted to see the original video to compare it and I was deeply intrigued by this Waka, who just seemed to spit nonsense most of the time…. Turns out, he’s a real rapper, who just released Flockaveli, his debut album.
The lyrics are subpar but the beats are bangin and Waka just has the best adlibs… I used to love Yeezy’s Yeaaaah / Ah Ah! but I think Waka now topped it up! Click on the selected songs to see for yourself.
1. Bustin’ At ‘Em
2. Hard In Da Paint
3. TTG (Trained To Go) Ft. French Montana, YG Hootie, Joe Moses, & Baby Bomb
4. Bang Ft. YG Hootie & Slim Dunkin
5. No Hands Ft. Roscoe Dash & Wale
6. Young Money/Bricksquad Ft. Gudda Gudda
7. F*** The Club Up Ft. Pastor Troy & Slim Dunkin
8. Homies Ft. YG Hootie, Popa Smurf, & Slim Dunkin
9. Grove St. Party Ft. Kebo Gotti
10. O Let’s Do It
11. Karma Ft. YG Hootie & Popa Smurf
12. Live By The Gun Ft. Raw Diggs & Uncle Murda
13. For My Dawgs
14. G Check Ft. YG Hootie, Bo Deal, & Joe Moses
15. Snake In The Grass Ft. Cartier
16. Smoke, Drank Ft. Mouse & Kebo Gotti
17. F*** This Industry
Good concept, extremely poor execution….
I think this is what happened when you try to cram a complex story into one hour and a half… There were almost no dialogs but a narration trying to explain us the different concepts and backstory of this fantasy world… When we had dialogues, those were so poor, I kinda wish they had been removed…
The concept of airbending requires a lot of what you can call “katas” (choreographed martial art moves) so basically the movie was alternating between long scenes of katas in slow-motion and the actual story crammed into the narration.
I guess you could still watch it for the decor and costumes… The concept of having elements related countries and people worked out pretty well on the screen.
To finish, you know how I complain about having all the good scenes in the trailer and the fact that after watching the actual movie, you’re hugely disappointed by the difference of what you just saw and the excellent editing in the trailer… Usually they put scenes that have nothing to do with each other, making you create a completly different perspective of the movie but here they surpassed themselves : I haven’t seen a single scene of the trailer in the actual movie!
- Nikita: AMA, Black Eyed Peas, blablabla
- Moi: 2NE1TV, they met them, fangirl over the mixed one, blablabla
- Nikita: Which one?
- Moi: There's only one, the light one?
- Nikita: No... Let me check.... Omg, you should read Apl.de.ap bio's ... Too sad..
- Moi: Allan Pineda was born [...] in the Philippines, to a Filipino mother and an African American father. His father, a U.S. airman stationed at Clark Air Base, abandoned the family shortly after his birth; his mother, Cristina Pineda, raised Apl and his six younger siblings as a single mother. Two of his siblings are deceased: his younger brother Arnel committed suicide (this is referenced in The Apl Song in the lines "I guess sometimes life's stresses get you down/Oh brother, wish I could have helped you out"). His youngest brother, Joven Pineda Deala, was murdered at the age of 22 in February 2009 in Porac, Pampanga.
- As a child, Allan would make an hour-long journey trip to and from school, and helped his family subsist by farming sweet potatoes, corn, sugar cane and rice. The Pearl S. Buck Foundation, an organization that finds healthier living environments for young abandoned or orphaned Amerasian children, matched him with a sponsor named Joe Ben Hudgens through a dollar-a-day program. He initially came to the United States at the age of 11 to treat nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eyes. During a trip to Disneyland, Apl expressed his interest in staying in the United States. It would take another three years for Hudgens to officially adopt him, but at fourteen he moved permanently to the United States to live with Hudgens.
- In Los Angeles, he attended John Marshall High School and he met William Adams (stage name will.i.am), the nephew of Hudgens' roommate
- Moi: Omg, they should do a movie about it... Disney, do you hear me?