In a recent interview with RapFix Live, Wale soberly discussed the potential impact of his next studio album, as well as his new approach to promotion and music in general:
“I’ve done everything I could do, I’ve said everything I could say. I’ve kissed the babies, I’ve shook the hands – now let’s let the music talk, because I ain’t about to come here and tell y’all exactly how I feel no more. I’mma let it all sing in the music,” he said. “I’m not even gonna do all that other stuff. I’mma talk with the music. Until my album drop, until June 25, I’mma talk loud with the music.”
He’s apparently no longer as concerned about sales, instead focussing on staying true to himself and and being more experimental with his music. Although tightlipped about the project, he did mention that he’s worked with the lead vocalist of R&B band Mint Condition, Stokley Williams. Otherwise, he pretty much advised fans to sit tight and prepare themselves for it.
“I’m giving you music, I’m giving you what the people need,” he said. “I’m tired of y’all rappers like, ‘I got four joints for the ladies, I got two for the club, I got three inspirational,’ … nah, paint a picture, show me wassup.”
While in NYC, TDE heads to a late night studio session for ScHoolboy Q’s upcoming album ‘OxyMoron’ where TDE CEO ‘TopDawg’ happens to surprise Kendrick with a verse from Jay-Z on the official “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” remix. Cameras were on hand to capture his reaction to the first listen.
Here goes the official tracklisting to Lil Wayne’s forthcoming I Am Not A Human Being II album expected to be released in stores March 26.
02. Curtains f. Boo
03. Days And Days f. 2 Chainz
04. Gunwalk f. Gudda Gudda
05. No Worries f. Detail
06. Back To You
07. Trigger Finger f. Soulja Boy
08. Beat The Shit f. Gunplay
09. Rich As Fuck f. 2 Chainz
10. Trippy f. Juicy J
11. Bitches Love Me f. Drake & Future
13. God Bless Amerika
16. Lay It Down f. Nicki Minaj
17. Hot Revolver f. Dre
18. My Homies Still f. Big Sean
Seems like he finally broke his “don’t do no press” rule, albeit briefly. Calling DJ Enuff, Kanye speaks on his position on MTV’s recent list as well as Big Sean’s position, before conceding the top spot to Wayne, the Cruel Summer criticism and more.
Wale’s recently been in the news for some outburts with fans and non-fans alike. While we’ve been seeing the less friendly side of the emcee, what most people would like to see from the MMG artist is music. Not to worry, because the rapper has an album and a mixtape on the way.
The D.C. native recently had an interview with Philly’s Power 99 and discussed what he has coming up. “I’m dropping my third solo album first, then a couple months after I’ll probably drop the Nothing project,” he said. “I’m very creative, I’m knee deep in that joint. It’s kind of like a persona; thing; I design my records and the sound a certain way for two different projects.” On top of these two solo projects, Wale has confirmed a joint mixtape with Meek Mill, which should be arriving after his LP and mixtape.
Although Wale has been criticized for turning to a more commercial or mainstream sound since signing with MMG, the rapper denied this during the interview, and says his upcoming album sounds “very, very soulful.” On his involvement in his projects as far as producing goes, he says, “I’m not producing per say, but I’m orchestrating the sound and sequencing,” he says of his involvement in his projects.
Wale said of the negative remarks regarding his sound, “I don’t think I ever really changed. My first album was ‘as commercial’ if not more so than the second one.”
It may comes as surprising, but the former Nickelodeon star, Nick Cannon, has announced he’ll be playing the role of Freeway Rick Ross in an upcoming film about the drug kingpin.
The two appeared in a video announcement sharing the news, and apparently the real Rick Ross has wanted Nick to play him since 1996. “I’ve been wanting him to play my role since ’96,” Freeway said. “We got hooked up, I met him I love his personality, know what I’m saying?”
Nick Cannon added, “We family now, we are going to get this thing right. However long it takes, his story has got to be told.”
Apart from Ross and Cannon’s announcement, there are not many details on the biopic. The writer for the film is appropriately enough, the writer of “Blow,” Nick Cassavetes.
Delays are nothing new in the music industry, especially the rap game, so when J. Cole announced his album wouldn’t be dropping as early as he had previously said, no one batted an eyelash. In a new interview with MTV News, Cole explained why his original release date for Born Sinner was a bad move.
The Cole World rapper said that his record label was cool with his original decision to drop the LP at the top of 2013, “They were cool with it, like ‘Whatever you wanna do’,” he said of Roc Nation and Columbia. He continued to explain, “Really that was a bad move. We decided that we got everybody playing on the same team and the same frequency. This is the sophomore album let’s not fuck around,” the Fayetteville native said. “Let’s really roll this out right, get the proper single, get the proper videos, proper brands. There are certain things that you can line up to make an album feel bigger.”
He says this time ’round he has the label’s full support, even more then when he dropped his debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story. “On this one we’re getting full label support,” he said. “We got a sync about us this go ’round that was not there on the first one, and it’s a beautiful thing.”
Although a date has yet to be formally announced for Born Sinner, J. Cole said in a recent interview that we can expect it around Tupac’s birthday, June 16th.
The other day, Hov and Timbo joined Swizz and Drake in the studio. No word on what was being worked on, but I’m just gonna guess Drake’s next album Nothing Was The Same.