Posts Tagged “Wale”
Oct 15 2010
Oct 13 2010
While the announcement is a surprise, Wale wrote on Twitter that he would be playing at the event last week.
One thing’s for sure. This is a hell of a lot better than Coolio.
Aug 06 2010
Anticipation and speculation ran amok in the Twitterverse when Wale (@wale) announced the upcoming release of More About Nothing, the sequel to 2008′s The Mixtape About Nothing. #moreaboutnothing even landed as a trending topic when it came out earlier this week.
Wale scored a novelty hit and DC anthem with Attention Deficit‘s “Chillin’,” but its popularity didn’t translate into album sales. Instead of being a breakthrough debut, Attention Deficit dissatisfied fans of Wale’s mixtapes and left mainstream audiences disinterested. Enter More About Nothing.
More About Nothing is a top-shelf release. Wale’s wordplay grows ever stronger, and his sense of humor is on point as always and shines through his disappointment, if not laughing it off completely. And thankfully, it’s not a carbon copy of Mixtape About Nothing. (Although I miss the banter-filled shout-out tracks and the surprise Julia Louis-Dreyfus feature.)
Dec 27 2009
Christmas is officially over; but, that doesn’t mean the Egg Nog should stop flowing. Holiday Cheer is perpetual in my book. And to commemorate continuous holiday cheer, snow-storms, and good remixes, I have a new Wale track along with some superb remixes by guru DJs Three Fingers.
Second off, we have a couple great (although older) remixes from the majesty of the Three Fingers. I was told about these two Australians earlier this break, and I was more than a little impressed. Their remixes of Calvin Harris’ new-old “I’m Not Alone” and MSTRKRFT’s “Heart Beat.” Both songs have a spacey house feel that Three Fingers throws down on most of their tracks, which I in turn love love love.
So there we have it. A couple new remixes, a great new Wale track, and the Holidays are still going strong. Keep the party going wherever you find yourself.
Sep 17 2009
Starting Thursday night and rolling on through Sunday, Washington D.C. will be treated to a series of free (FREE!) concerts, courtesy of the Kia Soul Collective Tour. Yes, that KIA, better known for mediocre motorcars than music, mirth, and mayhem.
No comment on the cars, but as for the music, they brought the goods: five of the rockinest, the groovinest, and the dancinest acts in the world, including MGMT, Wale, and Dan Deacon. Just check the lineup, pick your night(s) and show up!
Tickets are free (FREE!) but, fair warning, the MGMT show may cost you your dignity: to get tix, you’ll have to test drive a KIA car. And for the Thursday show, you’ll need to RSVP and have an ID that says you’re 21. But for all the rest, just show up to 3330 New York Ave NE and get on with it!
Sep 05 2009
Hope that everyone’s first week of classes has gone swimmingly, and that you’re all ready for the first (three day) weekend of the year. To celebrate this joyous occasion I’ve got a couple hawtttt trax. The first is from D.C.’s own Kanye-esq Wale (pronounced Wal-a not whale), and the second is a remix from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ newest album It’s Blitz.
Wale gained popularity with his mixtape 100 Miles and Running, more specifically his clever use of Justice’s D.A.N.C.E. for his track W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. as well as his clever (if at times redundant) lyrical style.
World Tour, the second single dropped from his upcoming album Attention: Deficit, demonstrates the same lyrical maneuverability seen on his previous mixtapes. (At one point he raps, “I did justice to Justice” referring obviously to that first great track, but that’s just the tip of the rap iceberg).