Wale

Jan
26
Video: Wale f/ Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, & J. Cole – ‘Black Grammys’

Rick Ross, Wale, and J. Cole

While the Grammys air on television, Wale celebrates with his own crew in the video for his Self Made, Vol. 3 cut “Black Grammys,” dedicated to his fans worldwide.

The MMG rapper rounds up Meek Mill, Rockie Fresh, and J. Cole for the black-and-white clip, comprised of footage from their live shows, video shoots, and last year’s Grammy red carpet.

Step behind the velvet rope.

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Jan
22
New Music: Lorde f/ Wale & Rick Ross – ‘Royals (Remix)’

Royals Remix

With The Album About Nothing on the way, Wale returns to social media with the launch of his new Tumblr page EveryBlueMoon.com. One of the first things he posted was a remix to New Zealand songstress Lorde’s No. 1 hit “Royals.”

The remix features a previously released verse from Rick Ross. Wale switches things up with an entirely new beat and Magazeen adds his dancehall flow.

The D.C. rapper has also penned a letter to his fans, in which he addresses his absence from social media, his haters, and his issues with certain media outlets.

Going forward, he promises to focus less on the critics and more on his fans. “I may never be the biggest rapper in the world (still one of the best doe), but I’ll be the most dedicated to my fans and it starts with this right here,” he wrote. “This is rare. This is REAL. This is about us. This is about the music again. My ReRE -Dedication to greatness.”

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Dec
25
New Music: Elle Varner f/ Wale – ‘Rover’

Rover

Elle Varner rolls into 2014 with her sultry new song “Rover” featuring Wale. The 24-year-old songstress effortlessly rides the silky beat, while the MMG MC kicks it into high gear with his verse.

“I’m gonna make you feel like you never touched a girl before/ When I come over tonight,” she coos over the Eric Hudson and Elijah Blake production.

Elle has been in the studio with Pop & Oak, Eric Hudson, DJ Dahi, Da Internz, and Hit-Boy working on her sophomore album.

“My new album is unbelievable. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s real,” she told Rap-Up TV of the follow-up to her 2012 debut Perfectly Imperfect. “Everybody says to me, ‘Congratulations! Sophomore slump, what?’ and that’s all I gotta say about it. Get ready because it is unbelievable.”

Take her “Rover” for a spin below.

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Dec
24
Video: Wale f/ Meek Mill – ‘Heaven’s Afternoon’

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Started from the bottom, now he’s here. Wale joins forces with his labelmate Meek Mill in the triumphant video for “Heaven’s Afternoon,” directed by Jon J for Maybach Films. In the black-and-white clip, the MMG MC reflects on overcoming the odds as he rides through the ‘hood in a Rolls-Royce Phantom.

“We ain’t supposed to have nothin’,” he declares as violinists play behind him.

Look for Wale’s The Album About Nothing in the new year featuring Jerry Seinfeld.

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Dec
17
New Music: Wale – ‘Walk N’ Live’

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Wale lost his cool after Complex excluded him from their “50 Best Albums of 2013″ list. Now he channels his energy into a new song called “Walk N’ Live,” produced by DJ Relly Rel.

The MMG rapper gets on his “gully shit,” while addressing his blowout with the magazine and his comments about Juicy J’s album.

“Question my temperament, cool, but not my competence/ Send this text to Juicy J like dude, that’s just my confidence/ But shoot, I think that I’m the best and nevertheless, you should too/ So on that note, I stand by my comments/ Of course, we still cool,” he raps.

Hear him clear the air.

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Dec
15
Wale Guests in ‘SNL’ H&M Skit

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Wale made a surprise appearance on last night’s “Saturday Night Live,” lending his fashion and flow to a parody of H&M. While “SNL” cast member Jay Pharoah rapped about the retailer’s low prices, colorful clothing, and small sizes in the mock music video, the MMG rapper popped up to deliver a guest verse.

“Never get in girls’ pants wearing girls’ denim,” rapped Wale, clad in H&M’s winter collection.

Rick Ross showed his support for his MMG signee, tweeting, “Salute my lil bro @Wale just shut down #Snl.”

Watch him bring the laughs with his cameo.

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Dec
13
Wale Threatens Complex Staff After Exclusion From ’50 Best Albums’ List

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Wale does not take rejection lightly. After his album was excluded from Complex‘s list of 50 Best Albums of 2013, he went ballistic.

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