The self-proclaimed “Ambassador of Rap for the Capital,” Wale (pronounced “wah-lay”) was able to transcend his status as local sensation and become a national rap contender using go-go-inspired hip-hop as the vehicle for his clever wordplay and music. A change in energy. The drums have swing! The Afropop rhythm with the trap hi-hats are a nice combination. The streets needed this one in May, but I see why it was picked as a single this fall. Effortlessly infectious. Mannywellz on the hook was a great call. His voice is full of warmth. Love & Loyalty” is fun enough to have been on Shine. Wale’s second verse is sharp. Great energy, such warmth. I’ll revisit.
The October 19 concert is the second edition of the Reign Concert. The first edition held last year was used to launch Shatta Wale’s Reign Album which did very well on various charts across the globe.
Most of the major singles that ensued for him, however, were melodic slow jams spread across the tail-end of the 2000s and well into the late 2010s. These hits, such as “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “Bad,” supported albums that regularly landed near or at the top of the Billboard 200. The proper full-length studio releases were supplemented with numerous mixtapes, featured appearances on hits by the likes of Waka Flocka Flame and Rick Ross , and starring roles on multiple volumes in Maybach ‘s Self Made compilation series.
One can assume a new album will at least touch on the two things Wale seems to struggle with the most at this stage in life: fatherhood and his place in hip-hop.
Depending on what you intend to do with the property as the owner, investors generally look for longer WALEs. A weighted average lease expiry of five years indicates a stable tenant base and high satisfaction. A WALE of just a few years can indicate a shorter turnaround amongst tenants, with extra potential costs involved in managing and minimising those turnarounds. If the rental market is currently on a downswing in the area, then a short-term WALE could indicate some risk that part (or multiple parts) of the property could lie vacant for some time. It can be significantly easier to sell commercial property for a good price if it has a lengthy WALE, and two properties in the same area that are very alike can fetch very different prices if their WALEs are drastically different.
The most infamous moment of Drake and Pusha’s rivalry came when the latter released a diss track titled The Story Of Adidon.” The song claimed Drizzy was hiding a child,” which was later confirmed when the OVO Sound rapper opened up about having a son on his Scorpion album.
Popularność zdobył wraz z wydaniem singla „ Chillin ”, w którym gościnnie wystąpiła Lady Gaga 22 września 2009 roku ukazał się jego debiutancki album Attention Deficit Nagrania dotarły do 21. miejsca amerykańskiej listy przebojów Billboard 200 W maju 2011 roku został wydany mixtape Self Made Vol. 1 , który został wydany z wykonawcami Maybach Music Group Jego drugi album studyjny Ambition ukazał się 1 listopada 2011 tego samego roku i otrzymał mieszane recenzje od krytyków muzycznych. Trzecie wydawnictwo rapera ukazało się w czerwcu 2013 roku i zadebiutowało na pierwszym miejscu na liście Billboard 200.
No matter who co-signs it, though, wrestling is still considered by some a carnival sideshow intended for nerds who yell, It’s still real to me, damn it!” But Wale encourages people to like what you like. Be you.” For example, breakout rapper Megan Thee Stallion, known for such hits as Big Ole Freak,” Freak Nasty” and recent Wale collaboration Poledancer,” is one of rap’s leading sex symbols and purveyors of trap music. She’s also an avid anime watcher.
Wale’s been open about his struggles with depression, and touches on some of that on his new album. It’s clearly been cathartic for him, ’cause he was in a great mood as he talked to us moments after touching down in Dallas.
The second-highest-ranking new release that begins its run on the Billboard 200 inside the highest tier comes from Lil Tjay, a rapper who only rose to prominence recently. The hip-hop musician’s debut album True 2 Myself opens at No. 5 with 45,000 equivalent units, 1,000 of which are actual sales. Just a few months ago, Lil Tjay landed his first-ever appearance on the chart when his mixtape F.N lifted to No. 38, narrowly entering the top 40 region.
After a bidding war that included offers from Epic , Atlantic , and Def Jam , Interscope finally grabbed Wale for its roster in early 2008. Among the rapper’s first major-label singles the following year were the boisterous “Chillin,” featuring a hook from Lady Gaga , and the go-go-inflected “Pretty Girls,” assisted by Gucci Mane Those hits preceded and appeared on the full-length Attention Deficit, which arrived in November 2009 and entered the Billboard 200 at number 21. Momentum was sustained with a featured spot on Waka Flocka Flame ‘s multi-platinum “No Hands.” More significantly, the first fruit of a new deal with Rick Ross ‘ Warner -supported Maybach Music Group was the compilation Self Made, Vol. 1, in which Wale was prominent. The album’s “That Way” became the rapper’s first gold-certified single as a lead artist.
Growing up in suburban Washington D.C, US, Wale (pronounced way-lay) spent his youth playing football, gaining scholarships to attend Robert Morris College and Virginia State University before moving to Bowie State University. However, Wale had already found a love for music, deciding to quit college to pursue a career in music.
Unfortunately, every so often, Wale’s egocentric other does occasionally break in: Routine” feels slightly out of place with its posse cut posturing and trap-heavy sound after seven tracks of soulful smoothness, while Black Bonnie” and Poledancer” land like bonus tracks with their placement at the end of the project and departure from the more mature subject matter — all three are good-to-great, but seem like they were tacked on to the album to provide a nod to the Wale of old, who is far too evolved now to really bother with that kind of filler. He’s at his best on the intro, Sue Me,” which sums up his philosophy and his newfound carefree attitude toward the criticism that once drove him nuts: Sue me, l’m rootin’ for everybody that black.” With his new immunity to haters and vulnerability, he’s easy to root for too.
The Grammy-nominated rapper makes special mention to the particular hardships and societal barriers that Black women face with some words of encouragement.
In 2018, Wale inked a new deal with Warner Records and has since been preparing his sixth studio album. In the interim, he dropped the Free Lunch EP in September 2018. The project featured appearances from Eric Bellinger and J. Cole, another name that’s been a mainstay on these Top 50 lists.
In the past, it always seemed a little like Wale chafed at being typecast into the ladies’ man” category that hits like Lotus Flower Bomb,” Bad,” and his verse on Rick Ross’ Diced Pineapples” boxed him into. While he clearly worked strenuously at his craft, scribing elaborate verses full of polysyllabic rhyme schemes, internet rhymes, and punchlines so clever that his more anthemic singles required multiple playbacks to catch them all, Wale’s most successful records have always been the ones in which he dropped his guard, slowed his flow, and spoke to a specific romanticism. In short, he may have wanted the respect of a Canibus at his most lethal, but earned a more positive reception when he imitated LL Cool J at his most tender.
Wale will be performing in Philadelphia Thursday night as part of his Everything Is Fine Tour. The artist will likely be tweeting a bunch before the album drops and it’ll be interesting to see how revealing this album will be.
Wale is dropping his new project Wow… That’s Crazy on Friday and leading up to its release the MMG rapper is opening up about struggles he faced after his last project. The On Chill” rapper claims that he lost over $1 million on legal stuff” after the release of his last studio album Shine.
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Sacramento Kings announced that Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling rapper Wale will be performing a brand new Kings-themed song during the teams opening night celebration on October 25.
Shatta Wale wrapped up the event by performing his unending list of hit songs, which had his highly committed SM fans singing along throughout. Wale performs with Black Cobain in his hometown of Washington, D.C. in 2011.
On his sixth album, Wow… That’s Crazy, Wale taps into the two impulses that have fueled the best of his music for the past ten years: His love for women (especially Black women) and unrelenting need to vent on social issues and how they affect his mental state. In fact, he first began promoting the collection with a trailer billing it as a therapy session in which each of his personas — the tender but impulsive womanizer, the revolutionary free thinker, and the somewhat petulant, sensitive artist — share space on the psychologist’s couch. For better or worse, Wow… That’s Crazy lives up to its billing with a polished presentation that indulges Wale’s most engaging and frustrating qualities.
Wale is also expected to perform a handful of hit records during halftime. Clemm Rishad , who is credited as a writer on the song, raps the chorus. He confirmed this hours after the album dropped.
Wale also made history as the first rapper to open the State Of The Union,” gracing the stage with an unforgettable performance before President Obama’s final State Of The Union Address. A regular guest of the First Family, he participated in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher” initiative for higher education as well. Expanding his cultural influence, Wale teamed up with Villa for a limited-edition line of sneakers. These included the Asics Bottle Rocket,” the Timberland Gift Box Set” and the VILLA x Wale x ASIC Gel Lyte III “IC Champion.” Wale’s label imprint, Every Blue Moon encompasses the scope of his creative vision with musicians, comedians, and screenwriters under its umbrella.
Wale’s warring impulses have always laid the foundation for his work, from his earliest, Seinfeld-influenced mixtapes to his most recent album, 2017’s Shine. On Shine, Wale embraced a more optimistic outlook, as well as Nigerian roots for an Afropop-influenced outing that found the mercurial rapper waxing philosophical on parenthood, legacy, and aging gracefully after a career spent reacting to every jab and jibe from both rap media and random fans on Twitter. Wow… That’s Crazy picks up on these newfound threads of maturity and expands; now, Wale applies the learned experience and life lessons from Shine to a broader variety of topics, including his relationships with women, mental health, and Black culture in relation to the wider mainstream culture that seems to have turned against it.
Nas’ discography of studio albums has reached double-digits since the release of Nasir in 2018 but given this span, his fans and hip-hop aficionados continue to herald the impact of his debut album Illmatic. Celebrating 25 years this year, the Cherry Wine” rapper raised a glass in commemoration of this milestone by previously hosting a Symphony Orchestra performance and receiving accolades along the way.
As a fan and friend of Haskins, Wale got to see him compete in the midst of a quarterback battle. Based on his videos on social media, the rapper was impressed with what he saw.
Sue Me” is one hell of a song title. An R&B sample? I can’t grab it on first listen. It’s smooth, the production has a 40 feel. Drake’s producer 40, not E-40. The soulful smoothness reminds me of his It’s Complicated EP. Wale’s delivery is stream-of-consciousness. Sue me, I’m rooting for everybody that’s black.” This is good. He’s opening up on the second verse. Love the line about showbusiness. You can tell he spends a lot of time in his head, but the ideas don’t come out jumbled. Is this a gospel sample? The choir is raising the intro to the heavens. Wale came back on the gospel breakdown; he’s hot enough to melt steel. One hell of an introduction.
Today, in celebration of the 35th Anniversary of Kings basketball in Sacramento, the Sacramento Kings announced that Grammy-Nominated, Platinum-Selling Warner Records Rapper Wale will help tip-off the season with the ultimate Opening Night experience for fans on Friday, October 25.
But make no mistake — by all accounts, Wale has made it.” He’s had three No. 1 albums, received a Grammy nomination for 2011 single Lotus Flower Bomb” and even had his own sneakers. But, like anyone, he wants more” for himself when it comes to his career.
Is this where the album goes trap? Meek sounds like he’s about to rob a bank. He’s coming in with more energy than a Rolling Loud crowd. Meek just opened the door to an entirely different album. Wale arrived. He sounds like he’s been drinking Red Bulls all night. Yeah, this is an MMG record! Following On Chill” the vibe change-up is a bit odd, but I’m not mad at the arrival of a ground-shaker. Meek and Wale both came with spirited performances. Meek is back, he’s even more charged up. This is energy that could take over the world. Everything culture.” This is another one that could’ve made for a strong single. Ross! Raekwon with the Wu deal.” I don’t fuck with these weirdos.” Ross ate. These three should just do an album already.
In conjunction with the release of BMG,” Wale also dropped a lyric music video. Instead of just lyrics flashing across the screen, the blaxploitation-influenced visual is a throwback to the heydays of ‘80s sitcoms when a number of Black-centered sitcoms blessed our televisions.
Wale has dropped a new single in honor of Women’s Equality Day, which takes place August 26th. The track, BGM,” highlights the success of specific women in pop culture, and advocates for equal pay.
Hailing from Washington D.C, US, Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), a.k.a Wale, has found legions of fans with his diverse sound and clever wordplay, moving from local sensation to international star through his work with Mark Ronson.
Coincidentally, or maybe not, Wale is dropping his 6th album on #WorldMentalHealth day as he acknowledged on social media Thursday morning. Wale has always been an advocate for mental health and has never been afraid to address his personal struggles. Following the release of Shine, Wale was let go from Atlantic Records and later signed with Warner Bros.
But also on the rise around that time was Twitter, and Wale’s reputation quickly took a hit because of the burgeoning platform. Whether it was his combative attitude toward faceless online trolls or constant online feuds with his detractors, fellow rappers and even video models, Wale was labeled soft,” emotional” and wack” by his critics. A Washington Post profile from that time dubbed him a mercurial star” who couldn’t escape the lure of affirmation (and criticism) from social media.
Then came Sunday’s game against San Francisco. In the first half, the Redskins defense impressed, holding Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo to just 10 yards passing. 10 yards! The game looked quite winnable at the half, and really into the third quarter. Eventually, however, the Redskins fell apart. San Fran figured out a way to move the ball, Adrian Peterson had an incredibly poorly timed fumble, and the Washington offense proved completely inept of any chunk yardage plays through the air.
Following the recent release of his sixth studio album Wow… That’s Crazy, Wale wrote and recorded the Sacramento Kings-themed song as well as recording an accompanying music video, which will be included as part of the team’s introduction before select games throughout the upcoming season.
After a bidding war that included offers from Epic, Atlantic, and Def Jam, Interscope finally grabbed Wale for its roster in early 2008. Among the rapper’s first major-label singles the following year were the boisterous “Chillin,” featuring a hook from Lady Gaga, and the go-go-inflected “Pretty Girls,” assisted by Gucci Mane. Those hits preceded and appeared on the full-length Attention Deficit, which arrived in November 2009 and entered the Billboard 200 at number 21. Momentum was sustained with a featured spot on Waka Flocka Flame’s multi-platinum “No Hands.” More significantly, the first fruit of a new deal with Rick Ross’ Warner-supported Maybach Music Group was the compilation Self Made, Vol. 1, in which Wale was prominent. The album’s “That Way” became the rapper’s first gold-certified single as a lead artist.
I like this lineup. The keys are hot chocolate warm. Ari! She sounds great. Wale always grabs the hottest vocalist to deliver on his albums. Wale leads with the first verse. The horseplay line, ha. I need somebody that hates to party.” The subject matter works in his favor. He’s talking about life as he knows it. Tired of wasting our time with love.” Boogie! I like this flow he’s using. Boogie is another rapper that talks about love and relationships in a fresh way. Falling back is progress, it’s all about perspective.” Boogie delivered. I would’ve loved Cliche” as a single; the record just works. Ari with a gorgeous run to close. Her phone should be ringing to do hooks right now.