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Dec
20
BET’s ‘106 & Park’ Airs Final Episode

AJ, Free, Keyshia Cole, and Stephen Hill

After 14 years on the air, BET’s “106 & Park” aired its final episode on Friday. During the live two-hour “final act,” the original hosts AJ and Free returned to reminisce on highlights from the show’s historic run.

Keyshia Cole and Wale, who launched their careers on the “106″ stage, stopped by to hang with the livest audience one last time, while Big Sean, Ne-Yo, Ashanti, and Common taped farewell messages.

A passionate Wale spoke from the heart. “They tryna get rid of this. They tryna get rid of our voice. They tryna get rid of our style. They tryna get rid of our culture, they tryna dilute it,” he said. “Don’t ever get it twisted by no blog or no Internet people. This is our culture. Our parents had ‘Soul Train’ and ‘American Bandstand,’ we had ’106 & Park.’”

Nicki Minaj was the final guest on Thursday and sat down with Terrence and Rocsi to discuss the show’s legacy and her new album The Pinkprint.

“Can’t believe this show is coming to an end,” said Nicki. “It’s given me the best moments with my fans that I’ll cherish for a lifetime.”

In 2015, BET plans to take the show digital via BET.com and its social media platforms. There are still plans to produce “106 & Park” specials throughout the year, including the annual New Year’s Eve show, “106 & Party,” along with live event experiences at the BET Awards and BET Experience.

Say goodbye to “106″ by watching some of the nostalgic moments below.

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Dec
18
New Music: Wale – ‘Miracle on U Street’

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Fresh off his Festivus announcement, Wale pays homage to his hometown on “Miracle on U Street.” His MMG boss Rick Ross kicks things off before the D.C. spitter flows over the go-go track, which will not appear on his mixtape.

Festivus, the prequel to The Album About Nothing, drops December 23. Watch the trailer here.

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Dec
18
Wale Announces ‘Festivus’ Mixtape

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Move over Christmas. It’s all about Festivus. Before he drops his new album next year, Wale will release his mixtape Festivus.

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Nov
21
Video: Wale – ‘The Followers’

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As he gears up for The Album About Nothing in 2015, Wale holds us over with a video for “The Followers,” which he released following his feud with Meek Mill in July. In the clip, directed by Jon J and Shaun Ross, the MMG signee raps atop a hill and tells his story through other people. There’s also a scene from his favorite TV show “Seinfeld.”

The song will appear on Nas’ upcoming Mass Appeal compilation.

On January 1, Wale will kick off his “Simple Nothing Tour” in Silver Spring, Maryland. See dates here.

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Nov
17
Wale Announces ‘Simply Nothing Tour’

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Wale is hitting the road in support of The Album About Nothing. The D.C. rapper has announced dates for the “Simply Nothing Tour.”

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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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