Wale

Sep
19
New Music: PARTYNEXTDOOR f/ Wale – ‘Thirsty (Remix)’

Thirsty (Remix)

OVO meets MMG on the official remix to PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “Thirsty.” Wale spits a tight flow and even speaks in Spanish on his newly-minted verse. The original track, which samples Missy Elliott’s “Ching-a-Ling,” appears on PND’s album PARTYNEXTDOOR TWO.

Wale is gearing up to release The Album About Nothing this fall and dropped his Jeremih-assisted single “The Body” earlier this month.

Pour up the remix below.

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Sep
8
New Music: Wale f/ Jeremih – ‘The Body’

The Body

Wale kicks off The Album About Nothing with his new single “The Body” featuring Jeremih. The MMG rapper compares his girl to an exotic car while Jeremih lays down the silky hook on the seductive slow jam, which features an interpolation of R. Kelly’s 1995 classic “You Remind Me of Something.”

Earlier today, Wale posted a trailer for the album featuring Jerry Seinfeld and promised a return to his roots.

As part of his progression, he has also split with Roc Nation and will now be managed by 77 North Management, who also help manage LeBron James.

Dim the lights and push play.

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Sep
8
Wale Soul Searches, Jokes with Jerry Seinfeld in ‘The Album About Nothing’ Trailer

Wale

Wale looks back on the past as he prepares to move forward with his fourth LP The Album About Nothing.

In the three-minute trailer, the D.C. rapper addresses the headlines over the past year including his beef with his MMG labelmate Meek Mill, punching a heckler in the face at a WWE event, and his heated phone call to Complex after they didn’t include him on their best of 2013 list.

“I’ve been doing a good amount of soul searching and I feel like I’m on an emotional roller coaster these days. And honestly ya’ll, sometimes I feel like I’ve lost it all,” admits Wale.

He asks, “Where did I lose myself? Where did I lose them? Was it the money? Was it the women? Was it the fast life?”

The clip ends with him in the studio with Jerry Seinfeld, recording for The Album About Nothing.

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Aug
27
New Music: The Game f/ Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, & TGT – ‘Don’t Shoot’

Don't Shoot

The Game stands up to intolerance and racism on the Ferguson anthem “Don’t Shoot,” dedicated to the memory of Mike Brown. The Compton MC brings together the hip-hop community including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Diddy, Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Swizz Beatz, Yo Gotti, Curren$y, Problem, King Pharaoh, and TGT.

The protest song includes powerful verses and a call to action: “Time to take a stand and save our future like we all got shot.”

Game explained how the collaboration came together. “I managed to get everyone on fairly easy, simply because we have hearts,” he said. “We care and are inclined to take a positive approach to resolving an issue that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that’s racism and hatred towards one another as human beings.”

The song is now available on iTunes, with all proceeds benefitting the Justice for Mike Brown charity.

Listen to them join together for justice.

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Aug
17
Don’t Shoot: Chris Brown, Nelly, & Trey Songz Protest Michael Brown Shooting

Wale, Chris Brown, Nelly, Lil Mama, and Bow Wow

The stars took the field for a good cause. Following last month’s kickball game, Chris Brown and Quincy teamed up to host a charity flag football game at Jack Kemp Stadium at Occidental College in L.A. on Saturday.

Team Breezy, which included Game, Wale, Tyga, Trey Songz, Bow Wow, and Omarion, defeated Team Quincy 42-21.

There was plenty of action off the field as well. Despite reports that they broke up, Chris was seen cozying up to his old flame Karrueche, who was all smiles as Chris put his arms around her. He later posted an Instagram photo of them together in the car.

At the end of the game, Missouri native Nelly got on the mic and asked everyone to put their hands up and say “Don’t Shoot” in protest of the police shooting that left African-American teenager Michael Brown dead in Ferguson, Miss. Chris, Bow Wow, Trey, Lil Mama, Wale, and the rest of the stadium stood in solidarity with their hands up.

“If anybody can sympathize with what my city is going through, it’s this city of L.A. right now on so many levels,” said Nelly, who was wearing a #MikeBrown tank top. “So for that respect alone, I’m asking you, I’m begging you, and I’m pleading for you to just raise your hands for a second.”

Watch footage from the powerful moment below.

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Jul
29
New Music: Magazeen f/ Wale – ‘My Town’

My Town

Following the February release of their Miley Cyrus-inspired anthem “Twerkin Cyrus,” Wale reunites with Jamaica’s own Magazeen on the latter’s reggae-rock single “My Town.”

The reggae artist, known for his ties to Maybach Music, reps his ‘hood, while Wale has some cautionary words for his “future son and daughter.”

Pull up their island-flavored jam below.

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Jul
29
Video: French Montana f/ Fabolous & Wale – ‘R&B Bitches’

Ashanti and French Montana

From Mary J. Blige to Miley Cyrus, French Montana pays tribute to the baddest chicks in music in the Eif Rivera-directed video for “R&B Bitches” featuring Fabolous and Wale. The Coke Boy is surrounded by ladies as he cruises in his yacht, and hollers at one of his dream girls, Ashanti.

Loso shares his dreams of bagging a pop star like Kelly Clarkson or Christina Aguilera, while Wale has a thing for Tinashe and Erykah Badu.

French is currently working on his album Mac & Cheese 4 with Kanye West, who produced five or six tracks including one called “Gucci Mane” featuring Rick Ross and Lil Wayne. The first single, “Don’t Panic,” is expected soon.

See them salute the Rihannas and Rowlands.

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