Waka In the Whee

The sounds of Waka Flocka Flame yelling “POW, POW, POW, POW, POW!” could be heard as you walked around the concourse of the Ramsey Regional Activity Center to find your seat for the concert.

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This photo shows Waka Flocka Flame on stage at last nights concert. Photo courtesy of “Chatting with Cats.”

Western Carolina University’s Campus Activities and Residential Living invited rapper, Waka Flocka Flame, to perform on Jan. 14.

The Ramsey Center was packed full of people, student and non- student. Around 900 non-students purchased tickets for the concert. Tickets were $5 for a student and $10 for a non-student. Tickets were $20 on the day of the concert for everyone.

PJ and WCU alumni, Dipsy J, were the opening acts for Flame who took the stage around 9 p.m. sporting a hat that read across it “Catamount Strong.”

Flame is an artist from Atlanta who started his career in 2008. He is currently signed with Atlantic Records. Flame performs in the dirty south form of rap. He is also beginning to push into the world of EDM. He showed off some of those songs last night that he has been featured in. “Wild Out” is one of those songs he played.

Flame proved to be a crowd favorite. He remained “turnt’ up” during the whole performance. He throw water everywhere every time the beat drop and took plenty of photos with the audience on the stage.

Flame started the night with the song “No Hands” for which he won BET Hip Hop Award for Best Club Banger in 2011. He also performed his other hit songs: “Karma” “O’ Let’s Do It” “Wild Boy” and “Groove Street.”

Flame’s freestyle ability captivated concert goers.

“I wasn’t expecting it. It shows Waka Flocka Flame has more talent than some believe,” said Nick Dana, a WCU student. When Flame would freestyle; silence would come over the crowd to marvel at his ability.

Temi Adeleye, of Chatting with the Cats, met Flame before the concert in a meet and greet.

“He was a cool dude who was happy to take a picture with anyone at any time and he was funny,” Adeleye said.