“Lurkin,” the latest release from Waka Flocka’s second album, pits him with Floridian rapper, Plies. It’s a deft pairing. When Plies gets aggressive, his voice has a tendency to switch from drawling and sweet (see: “Shawty”) to sinister. Here, he sounds as if he gargled a concoction of Red Bull, whiskey and gravel before stepping into the booth to match up with Waka’s energy. Like much of Waka’s music, “Lurkin” is one step away from encouraging you to start a brawl, but ultimately so vibrant and exuberant that you end up joyfully throwing bows instead. Triple F Life is out June 12th.
Stream: Waka Flocka f. Plies, “Lurkin”