(AllHipHop News) Rapper Waka Flocka is reportedly releasing his long-awaited album later this year (17).
The “No Hands” hitmaker announced his third studio album, Flockaveli 2, would be out in 2013, but bosses at his former label, Atlantic Records, allegedly held up the release.
However, the 31-year-old has now reportedly revealed the album will be out in October.
“F2 10/5/17,” he captioned a message on social media site Snapchat.
Waka Flocka Flame was granted a release from his record label last year.
“I’m officially a free agent!!” he wrote on Twitter. “I just wanna thank every mother f##king one of my fans!! No Label!!”
“I wanna personally thank every fan that called my old label (demanding his release)…,” he added. “I’m building back up now muf**kaz (sic)”.
After more pump fakes than a rec-league basketball game, it finally looks like #Waka Flocka Flame‘s long-awaited album, #Flockaveli 2 will be dropping later this year. #Waka recently revealed the news to fans on #Spapchat, posting a distorted image of his face, along with the caption: “F2 10/5/17.” Hopefully this date holds true, which hasn’t been the case in the past. Waka first announced the project would drop back in October 2013, following the release of his 2012 sophomore album, Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. But the date came and went without the album dropping. Another year passed before he debuted what was then the artwork for the LP and a tracklist. But again, nothing materialized. In February 2015, he claimed the album would drop in June of that year, and said the project would feature the likes of Jay Z, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Drake and 50 Cent. But by April of that year, he was publicly beefing with his record label, Atlantic, claiming they were the blame for the hold up. “Sad that my label holding #Flockaveli2 BACK…!!!!! LET ME BUYOUT MY CONTRACT ASAP,” he tweeted. Last year, he claimed it would be dropping in the winter. You can clearly see a pattern here. In the meantime, Waka has been dropping mixtapes and collecting reality show checks. But now, it appears that he has finally been given the green light. The first Flockaveli LP was a game changer. Production wise, it served as the nationwide introduction to the 808 Mafia sound, curated by Lex Luger and Southside.