Much like how safety Landon Collins said he laughs at the prediction that had the Redskins at 3-13 in 2019, rapper Wale has the same type of energy. 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.
Although Chubbs’ comment may be a sign of the remaining ill will, Drake and Pusha’s beef has settled down after reaching a fever pitch in 2018. Last year, the bitter feud saw the two trading extremely personal disses before Kanye West and Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince put a stop to the battle.
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.
To build hype for The Gifted, Wale released “Sight of the Sun,” a remix of the Fun. song of the same name. 60 This was similar to the songs “Bittersweet” and “Fly Away,” which he released prior to Attention: Deficit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Out of anything else, wrestling provides an escape for the rapper. The ridiculous storylines and carny vibes aside, wrestling has saved his life. In multiple interviews spanning at least half a decade, Wale has said wrestling allows for much-needed breaks from the rigors of the music business and life.
BGM” arrives on the heels of Wale’s most recent Jeremih-assisted hit On Chill,” the lead single from his upcoming new album. The project still doesn’t have a release date yet, but it’s safe to say it’s right around the corner as the D.C. rapper will be embarking on his 18-date Everything Is Fine tour this fall.
As part of opening night festivities, Wale will also be hosting a pregame studio session with more than 50 local students from the Men’s and Women’s Leadership Academy, Sacramento State, Sacramento Youth Speaks, and My Brother’s Keeper. The session will feature the rapper discussing his background, lessons learned in the music industry and conducting a Q&A session.
Mental health is an issue that record labels should be prioritizing, as Wale explained in an interview with TMZ Live on Friday (Oct. 11). The DMV rapper, who has been open about batting anxiety and depression, and released his Wow That’s Crazy album, during Mental Health Awareness Week, says signing a record deal should come with mental health assistance.
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.
This time the rapper opened up about the pressures of fame. Speaking with the online publication, Wale pointed out how negative comments online can be detrimental to one’s psyche.
WWE has, in turn, embraced hip-hop right back. While rock music was once the go-to choice for wrestler theme songs in the past, some of WWE’s top stars use rap as their entrance music, including John Cena and WWE executive Stephanie McMahon.
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.
Wale is no stranger to dealing with intrusive, and sometimes derogatory, online comments. In November, the Bad” rapper had to check a fan who criticized the rapper and said he had fallen off because his more vulnerable music about his struggles wasn’t resonating with fans.
Although Wale admits to having 17 records with Rozay and another 10 with Meek, he’s been waiting on the perfect time to drop a collaboration because it was just a matter of picking the right one. He opted for “Routine” because he said “it got the energy. It’s a lotta mid-tempo and deep songs on the album, so I just wanted to break the monotony in that.” Check out “Routine” and let us know what you think.
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.
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.
Energy! After the weight of Expectations,” the warmth of BGM” feels good. It’s like coming out of a cave to a summertime family reunion mid-Cha-Cha slide. Wale has always been an advocate of uplifting blackness, especially black women. BGM” is his most fun celebration of black women. It’s a few years late to be the soundtrack of black girl magic, but the song is a nice addition to playlists that affirm black women’s greatness.
Another previously released single. Poledancer” is fun. A Wale strip club record. The Southern bounce screams Magic City. His flow is easy with a fun delivery. The way Megan comes on this record, a true boss. She just has a presence. That’s what she shares with the late Pimp C, a voice that demands your attention. By far one of my favorite guest verses from Megan.
On his own, Wale has now pushed four full-lengths into the top 10 on the all-genre tally, including a pair of chart-toppers. As a member of Maybach Music Group, which is a record label he’s signed to that also records and releases collaborative albums from time to time, he’s also snagged another three top 10s, bringing his career total to seven such wins.
As the rapper opened up his set, Wale decided to run up on him on stage unannounced. This made the Virgina rapper step back, and get into a defensive position until realizing that it was indeed his friend Wale that had jumped on the stage with him.
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.
Leading up to this year’s WaleMania, he was superdepressed.” In a span of weeks, he lost two close friends, one being rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was murdered in South Central Los Angeles on March 31. WaleMania, and by association WrestleMania, provided that respite.
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.
As part of Opening Night festivities and the Kings ongoing commitment to youth, Wale will host a pregame studio session with over 50 local high school and college-aged students from the Men’s and Women’s Leadership Academy, My Brother’s Keeper, Sacramento Youth Speaks and Sacramento State University. During this session, Wale will discuss his background, lessons he’s learned throughout his music career and will share words of wisdom before encouraging the students to interact in a Q+A session.
The No. 1 goal in both wrestling and rap is getting over,” wrestling parlance for when fans are heavily invested in your act. You either have to perform well or say something controversial enough to get noticed (looking your way, Mr. West).
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.
Wale has recently made waves with both new single “On Chill,” and tongue-in-cheek Twitter trolling of online pundits who had excluded him from lists of the 50 greatest rappers of all time.
Illmatic remains one of music’s most vivid and poetic albums, hosting quintessential East Coast rap melodies from DJ Premier, Large Professor, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Faith N., and L.E.S. The sole feature goes to fellow The Firm member AZ.
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.
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.
What’s more insane than grown men and women decked out in tights jumping off of cages and dropping one another on their heads? A Grammy-nominated rapper who moonlights as a wrestling nerd.
Wale is the unofficial leader of an unofficial cohort of hip-hop artists who have made wrestling its own microgenre. Much like mumble rap” or weed rap,” wrestle rap” caters to its own niche audience. It features a collection of artists: Wale, Mega Ran, Harlem rapper Smoke DZA and Buffalo, New York, native Westside Gunn, among others. There’s a natural synergy between the two mediums.
Earlier in the day, Wale took to Twitter to talk about how people have “counted me out so many times.” He continued by thanking his fans for the success of his “On Chill” single.
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.
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.