Born Juaquin James Malphurs, the global icon and rapper more commonly known as Waka Flocka Flame, rose to prominence as Gucci Mane’s protégé and his flagship artist of 1017 Brick Squad. In 2009, Waka put trap back on the map, dropping the first volume of his street classic Salute Me or Shoot Me that caught fire with songs, “We On The Way, “Dreads N Gold” and his breakout single “O Let’s Do it.” The mixtape’s buzz allowed Waka to release his proper debut Flockaveli in October, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 100. Here, Waka’s authenticity was a major selling point. None of Waka’s stories about his struggle were fabricated.
While the students of Lindenwood University come from all walks of life, they have one common thread... they are all Lindenwood Lions with one roar! That's what this series is about. Presented by the Campus Activities Board, these events celebrate art and culture and bring new opportunities to our students communities in our surrounding area. In addition to serving our students, these events are open to the public! We look forward to welcoming you and your guests to the inaugural year of the One Roar Series!