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. 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.
The rapper will drop his next album this fall via Warner Bros, his first for the record label. Earlier this year Wale released On Chill,” a new single featuring Jeremih and produced by L.T. mOE and VA. Wale also recently announced a fall headline tour, which kicks off September 30th at Revolution Live in Fort Lauderdale, FL and ends at Neumos in Seattle on October 28th. Tickets are on sale now.
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 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.
After a relatively tight race between hip-hop stars YoungBoy Never Broke Again and Post Malone, the former has come out on top, hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career. The rapper’s new mixtape AI YoungBoy 2 leads the charge with 110,000 equivalent units, with only a handful of those being actual sales.
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.
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.
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1984 to Nigerian immigrants who’d arrived in America five years prior. Although the family moved to Maryland when the future rapper was ten years old, Wale was mostly raised in suburban D.C. He attended both Robert Morris College and Virginia State University on football scholarships, and eventually transferred again to Bowie State. The music bug had already bitten him hard, though, and soon he quit college altogether to turn to a recording career. He got his first airplay circa 2003-2004 with “Rhyme of the Century,” thanks to the help of a local radio DJ who believed in his potential. This landed him in the Unsigned Hype column in Source magazine the following year.
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.
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.
A fan-made list of the “Top 50 Greatest Rappers of All Time” has gone viral on social media, prompting many debates among rap enthusiasts about who actually deserves to be placed on it. Joining in the conversation on Tuesday (Aug. 6), Wale let it be known that he feels he should be on that list and he’s not ashamed to say it.
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.
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.
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.
In 2008, Wale signed with Interscope Records for $1.3 million, and his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles “Chillin”, “Pretty Girls”, and “World Tour”. The album, although under-shipped, received positive reviews from critics. In early 2011, Wale signed with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group, where members of the label released a compilation album, Self Made Vol. 1 on May 23, 2011. His second studio album, Ambition was released November 1, 2011, with mixed reviews. His third studio album, The Gifted, was released on June 25, 2013, to mainly positive reviews; it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. His second Billboard number one album The Album About Nothing was released on March 31, 2015.
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.
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.
While he could spend hours talking about his wrestling-inspired music, Wale is visibly less enamored when it comes to talking about the non-Speedo aspects of his musical career.
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).
He’s in the Big Apple to host WaleMania, the rapper’s live panel-cum-musical-concert extravaganza that is in its fifth year. The event, tacked on to the days leading up to WWE’s premier annual event, WrestleMania, is billed as the melding of hip-hop and wrestling after a long kinship. By the end of the night, there will be a live podcast featuring several WWE and independent personalities, a musical performance by Wale and a brief freestyle by former WWE wrestler Eric Enzo Amore” Arndt.
The record included the song “Routine,” his collaboration with his Maybach Music family members Meek Mill and Rick Ross , but he didn’t initially share that his features were on the track. In an interview with Hot 97, Wale shared that he’s had this song for a minute. He said that Meek actually sent him this record when he was locked up because he was ready to work, even behind bars.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After parting ways with Atlantic Records in February, 66 Wale released a surprise 4-Track E.P titled It’s Complicated on March 13, 2018. 67 68 Two months later, he release a 2nd E.P titled Self Promotion on May 8, 2018. 69 70 The 4-Track EP had a single guest feature in R&B singer, Jacquees On May 16, 2018, it was announced that Wale had been signed to Warner Bros. Records 71 Then on September 14, 2018, he released a 3rd E.P titled Free Lunch, with guest appearances from long time friend and collaborator, J. Cole and Eric Bellinger 72 73 On December 20, & 21, 2018 Wale released two singles Winter Wars and Poledancer.
This year’s concert was used to launch yet another promising album of Shatta Wale titled Wonder Boy.” The eleven-track album has songs such as Halfcast, California, By All Means, and Melissa, which is already gaining massive airplay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly two years after the rap battle on SmackDown Live, Wale sits in the bowels of Sony Hall, a former Manhattan basement club and Broadway theater that was recently renovated into a concert venue. Despite it being the first week of April, the Washington, D.C., rapper is sporting an oversize long-sleeved black shirt, trademark thick winter hat, and a cold that he’s trying to recover from. Slept with the fan on and s—,” he said.