A fair number of well-known hip-hop artists have played Colorado Springs in recent years, including political rap forefather KRS-One, former beatboxer DMX, and — this coming Sunday at the Speak Easy Vape Lounge — post-punk horror-core band BLKHRTS.
Yet not one of them has been a declared presidential candidate.
At least, not until now. In what’s either a local booking coup, or a triple platinum downsizing, Waka Flocka Flame will be playing the Black Sheep on August 15, with tickets going on sale this coming Friday.
Best known for his 2010 debut album Flockaveli, the Atlanta rapper recently debuted his campaign video via Rolling Stone — on 4/20, of course — with a platform that includes marijuana legalization and banning people with big feet from walking on sidewalks. (Seems reasonable.)
There are obstacles, of course, not least of which is being 28 when 35 is the minimum eligibility age.
The emcee also recently showed off his literary tastes on XXL’s site, which posted clips of him reciting excerpts from “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
You can watch Waka Flocka's very, um, blunt announcement below.