No Flockin

Album: Heart Of The Projects (2014)
Charted: 95

Songfacts®:

  • This song was Kodak Black's breakout hit. It was initially released on July 27, 2014 on his official YouTube account before being released on iTunes a year later by Dollaz N Dealz Entertainment, Sniper Gang and Atlantic Records. It eventually peaked at #95 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in January 2017.
  • Kodak's flow on this song was interpolated by Cardi B for her "Bodak Yellow" cut, which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in late September 2017.
  • The song is a rap freestyle over a distinctive instrumental courtesy of VinnyxProd. "You couldn't really put a name to what type of beat it is," he told Genius "That flow from Kodak, that was like a very distinctive flow. And I felt like it really embraced what I was feeling when I was making the instrumental."
  • VinnyxProd got his first big break with this track. "I was in college. I hated school," he recalled. "And I think there was this one specific day. I was just pissed off. At the time I just wanted to pick up this MIDI keyboard. I had it laying around for a couple months. After class I just made this beat."

    "I didn't realize the potential of how special it was," VinnyxProd continued. "I uploaded it. Kodak found it on YouTube. At that time, no one knew who Kodak Black was. It took like two years for it to really get bigger and bigger. It kept going, and I definitely didn't expect that. Next thing you know, this track becomes certified Platinum."
  • Told the doctor I'm a healthy kid, I smoke broccoli
    I will run around your whole board like Monopoly


    Kodak claims to have originated the use of "broccoli" as a slang word for weed on this track. The Florida rapper later expressed his frustration on Instagram over his slang being used by other rappers – most famously D.R.A.M..

    "Who these niggas is jocking my lil' swag, man, talking bout broccoli, man. Nah, I'm saying you niggas don't smoke broccoli. Look for now on, man, I don't smoke broccoli no more. I smoke cantaloupe since y'all square ass niggas tryna jack the swag. I smoke cantaloupe now."

    Actually, Kodak didn't actually invent the term. Bay Area rapper E-40 released a weed song titled "Broccoli" back in 1998.
  • Alpha-Pyrrolidinopentiophenone is a synthetic hallucinogenic drug that is known as "flakka," in Florida, or "gravel" in other parts of the US. It gained attention due to a series of high-profile news stories in Florida in 2014 and 2015. Kodak mocks users of flakka during this track.

    I'm a freeband junkie, you a junkie
    You getting skinny, I'm getting chunky, getting money


    Speaking on Miami's 103.5 The Beat, Kodak revealed that he was never a big fan of this cut. "'No Flockin,' to tell you the truth, I really don't like that song," he said. "I was just saying anything because people was smoking flakka at that time. So I was making fun of my homeboys who started smoking that, my uncle was smoking that. I was just clowning them, but it went viral."

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