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Waka Flocka Flame Samples Adele for Critic-Bashing ‘Judge For You’

Atlanta rapper draws pathos from 'Skyfall' theme while continuing to be himself

picture-18927-1372868491Jordan Sargent // September 19, 2013

Waka Flocka Flame’s next retail album Flockaveli 2 is slated to drop in early 2014, but before that we’ll get a new mixtape: From Roaches to RolexThe first track to be released is “Judge For You,” a meditative song about deception that sucks the bombast out of Adele’s “Skyfall,” leaving just a brooding sample. Flocka mostly addresses his critics here — “They tell you to be yourself but when you do they judge you” — but it’s also hard not to think of Gucci Mane when he spits, “Why every time I turn my back a friend got a knife?”

Gucci, of course, has been beefing openly with Waka and the rest of Brick Squad lately, which moved Waka to clear the air a bit in a recent radio interview. He sat down for that chat after returning from tour stops in Europe, and that’s where we find him in the “Judge For You” video — in restaurants with white tablecloths and on brick-paved streets. We believe there is a joke there.

For tales of the last time Waka was in Europe, check out our May 2012 cover story “Waka Flocka Goes Boom.”