Here is a strong release off the upcoming album, The Gifted, dropping June 25th. "Love Hate Thing" features Wale's most thoughtful lyrics of his recent releases and Sam Dew adding some soul for the hook. Give this not only one listen, but run it back to catch the whole message. Technically as well, Wale is on point with his flow and a clear delivery to catch the words on the first time with no moments of, "wait, what did he say?" Instant...
Saw some funny chatter on Twitter while Drake was getting trolled for bringing back DaDa, saying something to the effect of: who's taking the more L's today: Drake for DaDa or Wale for the artwork to The Gifted? Hah! I don't know, I don't think this artwork (or Drake making a fashion statement) is too bad. I respect artists (or NBA athletes i.e. Wade's capri dress pants yesterday or Russell Westbrook in general) for their bold fashion choices. Or artists, in this case, for their art work. As long as it's being true to their authentic selves, people will resonate with it. What do you guys think?!
I'm in the mood to start a new recurring segment here on Gowhere called "Funny Moments In Hip Hop". No explanation needed, as you can imagine. Our team and I will simply post some funny moments in hip hop history to the Blog section from time to time. What better way to start on this beautiful Sunday with a throwback to last year's election.
Last night after watching all of the Bulls postgame coverage that was available, a buddy of mine @euggra and I had a throwback night where we watched music videos on MTV Jams and talked about hip hop (I know, my Saturday night > yours). After one on-point comparison of the Jam of the Week "Memories Back Then" to He Got Game, euggra kept the share-worthy knowledge coming by showing me this video above when Wale's "Bad" came on. Man, two FAILS by this reporter — mistaking Will.i.Am for Wyclef Jean first, then Wale! Hah! Enjoy!
"Well, Wale called me, came to my show. We hung out a little bit. He wanted me to do something with him. I didn't understand it. But he did. And then I kinda liked the guy, I dug the guy. I listened to his music, I liked the music. So I said, 'Alright I'll do it.' even though I didn't know what I was going to do..."
- Jerry Seinfeld on meeting, and working with Wale
Yup. That's how this all came together. Jerry explains the story in typical Seinfeld fashion, complete with his wife's reaction as well. Press play above and look out for a Wale x Jerry Seinfeld collab on the supposed upcoming album, Album About Nothing. I am really eager to see how this plays out. I'm sure Wale and his camp were like this when Jerry agreed to work together...
Wale announces 5 new shows around Texas to promote the new Folarin mixtape. I suspect there will be more dates and cities added? For now, the lucky fans down South will get to see Wale come January 27th in San Antonio.