Wale hit Late Night with Letterman tonight to perform his new single "Love Hate Thing" off the newly released The Gifted alongside chorus-crooner Sam Dew. I've said this before, but can say it with 100% certainty after a spin of the new album in its entirety: "Love Hate Thing" is my favorite track off Wale's new album. I wasn't vibing with much of it honestly (the new single "Clappers" is especially not for me), but when Wale has tracks I like, they're all-caps status *TIBS FAVS. Anywho, it's good to see this song get the nod for the national TV performance and both parties did their thing to bring this song to your living room. The DJ's scratches were especially on point for this live version.
A couple more Wale tidbits: in this new interview below, he speculates that J. Cole may produce half of his upcoming album, The Album About Nothing, slated for release this year. The first week projections are also in for The Gifted: 140-160K. Pretty solid. What did you think of the album?
Oh, and one more Letterman tidbit: there was a certain Conn Smyth, 2-time Stanley Cup Champion on the show tonight too. Patrick Kane!