Album Review: Wale – Attention Deficit

12 11 2009

Wale – Attention Deficit
Wale Attention Deficit
2009 was the year of new MC’s; Drake gained a mainstream buzz with his So Far Gone mixtape, Charles Hamilton dropped his digital release, and Asher Roth and KiD CuDi released their debuts. Then there’s Interscope’s newest signee Wale, the first rapper representing D.C.. After heating up the mixtape circuit with projects like The Mixtape About Nothing and Back to the Feature and being managed by Jay’s Roc Nation label; listeners wondered if Wale was ready to take on the mainstream Hip Hop scene. After a couple of push backs, his debut album Attention Deficit is here; the real question is, does Attention Deficit hold your attention?

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2009 BET Hip Hop Awards Cypher’s

27 10 2009

hip-hop-reair copy
One highlight of every BET Hip Hop Award show’s are the Cypher’s before the commercial breaks. As usual, they mesh together new, old, and random MC’s into a Cypher as they all go in. This year it features the likes of Joe Budden, Eminem, Mos Def, KRS One, Nipsey Hussle, and others with DJ Premeir on the 1’s and 2’s. Stay tuned as I add the Cyphers throughout the night, and continue reading to peep the “freestyle” sessions.

Who went in the most?
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Dope or Nope 10/13 – The Neptunes Edition!

13 10 2009


I’m dropping two fresh and new Neptunes produced joints! First is “Soldier” by N.E.R.D., and the other is Wale’s new single featuring Pharrell!

Continue reading for download links!
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Dope or Nope 10/9 – New Wale Track!

9 10 2009

Wale – Fly Away
Before I get my weekend started, I’m leaving you with this new Wale (Wah-Lay, not Whale) joint he posted on his Twitter this morning. Though he stated that today wasn’t the best of days, he still brought a brand new joint for his fans. He flips Lenny Kravitz’s “Fly Away” for the hook as he drops some deep rhymes. His debut Attention: Deficit will be in stores November 10th.

AsSeenOn: Wale’s Twitter

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Dope or Nope 7/28 – New Wale!

28 07 2009

Wale feat. Gucci Mane – Pretty Girls
Wale and Lindsay Lohan
Newcomer Wale (pronounced Wah-Lay) drops his second single from his debut album, Attention: Deficit. His first single featured Lady GaGa, but this time around he links up with Gucci Mane whose buzz is growing continuously. The joint was produced by an upcoming duo from Wale’s hometown of D.C., named Best Kept Secret. Wale’s debut album, Attention: Deficit will be in stores Sept. 22nd.

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Mixtape Madness – New Wale

20 06 2009

Wale & 9th Wonder – Back to the Feature Mixtape

Wale Back to the Feature Front Cover
Newcomer Wale (pronounced Wah-Lay) drops his highly anticipated mixtape Back to the Feature with 9th Wonder. This feature-heavy mixtape has appearances from Joe Budden, Talib Kweli, Young Chris, Beanie Sigel, Bun B, and many more. As far as production goes, 9th Wonder handled a majority of it, but Cool & Dre and Mark Ronson provided beats as well. The mixtape also features a remix of the first single from Wale’s debut Attention: Deficit, which is “Chillin'” featuring Lady GaGa. Continue reading for the tracklisting, and download link.

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Seeing is Believing 6/3: New Kanye and Wale Vids!

3 06 2009

On today’s videos…

Kanye officially has Rihanna “Paranoid” with the help of Mr. Hudson

Wale’s “Chillin” with Lady GaGa

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Mixtape Madness: 10.Deep. Presents The New Deal

10 12 2008

One of my favorite clothing lines 10.Deep. brings you this hot new mixtape with new joints and remixes from Kanye, Common, Charles Hamilton, Wale, and a slew of other up and coming rap acts. Click the full story to peep the back cover/tracklisting and to get your copy.
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Seeing is Believing: New Busta Rhymes, EPMD, Scarface, Wale & Jay-z Vids!

3 12 2008

On today’s edition of SiB…

Busta & Ron Browz are gettin “Arab Money”, EPMD wants you to “Listen Up”, Scarface “Can’t Get Right”, Wale still has his “Nike Boots”, and Jay-z’s “Brooklyn” Video Goes Hard!

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Got Ya Covered: The Old Generation Vs. XXL’s New Generation

21 10 2008

XXL’s December issue features Hip Hop’s new generation. There are three different covers including newcomers Charles Hamilton, Wale, Asher Roth, B.O.B., and many more.

This cover is reminiscent to The Source’s outstanding June 1998 cover that featured raps new generation at the time. The cover was a three page fold out, and unfortunately I can only find the first page of it.

Other artists that made the cover were: Big Pun, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz, Cam’Ron, Noreaga, and Canibus. Let’s evaluate where these artists are now…
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