Lex Luger has made enough money off of Beats That Sound Like Lex Luger Produced Them (which is now its own genre, as indexed in the secret music critics directory of genres, though we’re still working on a more functional name), it’s about time for him to start flexing (flex!) his chops as a producer who can actually make more than one beat. We’ve gotten a few glimpses of his range before, but “Round Of Applause” might prove to be the highest profile example yet. It’s the first single from Waka’s forthcoming Triple F Life and an ambitious choice at that. It’s obvious they intend this to be a successor to “No Hands” and while the strip clubs will eat it up, it seems a little goth for rap radio. Waka is weirdly restrained here and Lex’s track really highlights out the sadness present in so much of their work. Which is odd because this is a song about clapping ass cheeks. But if you look at clapping ass cheeks from just the right angle you can probably see a certain misery there.
Download: Waka Flocka, “Round of Applause”