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

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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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Dec
3
New Music: Rick Ross f/ Meek Mill, Wale, & Future – ‘No Games (Remix)’

No Games (Remix)

Rick Ross assembles the troops on the remix to his hustler’s anthem “No Games.” The Bawse trades verses with his MMG signees Meek Mill and Wale, while Future lays down the Auto-Tuned hook.

“We the hottest ni**as out/ My ni**a Kanye’ll vouch,” raps Rozay on his bossy verse.

His album Mastermind was originally due December 17, but has been pushed to the top of 2014.

In the meantime, you can grab the MMG Priorities, Vol. 1 mixtape featuring recent releases from the MMG camp including Wale, Meek, Stalley, Omarion, Fat Trel, and Tracy T.

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Dec
2
Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, & Wale Perform at Soul Train Awards

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There were tears, tributes, and plenty of thrills when the Soul Train Awards 2013 aired last night on BET and Centric. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this year’s show paid homage to the soul soundtrack of the ’90s, with performances from today’s brightest stars and the legends before them.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the two-and-a-half hour show at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena with her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” accompanied by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.

An emotional Tamar Braxton picked up two awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and later performed a medley including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home.”

Best New Artist winner K. Michelle delivered a very special performance of “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.,” while Wale teamed up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for a mash-up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.”

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Keith Sweat brought down the house with a medley of his greatest hits including “Make It Last Forever,” for which he was joined by Faith Evans.

Dionne Warwick was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded salute from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle, Gladys Knight, and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.

Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane brought back memories with an old school hip-hop medley, while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set starred Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice, who had the crowd in its feet with “Ice Ice Baby.”

Other big winners included Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.”), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines”), and Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have”).

Watch highlights from the show below.

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