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Waka Flocka Flame Appears in a Commercial for Pine Brothers Cough Drops

Waka Flocka
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Waka Flocka Flame

When Waka Flocka Flame released the album Flockavelli in 2010, it was a major success -- temporarily, his sound dominated the radio. But the victory was short-lived. These days, his brand of tough, abrasive rap has mostly disappeared from the airwaves. Bombast is out and melody is in, so Waka Flocka has to try new things, like collaborate with the DJ Steve Aoki, and make commercials for cough drops.

Selling pain relief for sore throats might initially seem like a strange fit for Waka Flocka -- and at times, he struggles to maintain a straight face during the commercial. But it all makes sense when you consider that the rapper's raw, high-energy performance style must take its toll on his vocal chords. "Nothing soothes your throat like soft, delicious Pine Brothers," he insists. It's half-statement, half-command.

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