Wale’s Album About Nothing debuted at #1 in its first week, a great accomplishment that saw him ahead of the To Pimp A Butterfly, the Furious 7 soundtrack, and Ludaversal. (Lots of hip hop there too, which is great to see.)
One of the standout tracks that has emerged to me because of the new video below is “Girls on Drugs”. Wale examines the culture around social media models, living up to an image, and some of the harsh realities that can go with that when it’s mixed with drugs. I didn’t expect the statement to resonate as powerfully as it did so this is definitely a video to take a look at for even the most casual of Wale fans.
ICYMI: Wale & Jerry Seinfeld call Rick Ross [Vlog]
Gotta admit, these Jerry Seinfeld vlogs are pretty great.
“The Phone Call” is the latest one for Wale’s new Album About Nothing as this one finds Seinfeld talking on the phone with Rick Ross.
It’s obviously highly edited and the laugh track humorously drives that home. Watch the quick video above and listen to the album out now if you’ve missed it.
ICYMI: Wale ‘Album About Nothing’ (Album Stream)
Wale’s Album About Nothing is out today and with it comes the official Spotify stream (not on the Tidal wave just yet…)
I’m curious to check out that SZA feature as well as some of these visuals that Wale’s been putting out. “The White Shoes” is the newest one, and “Girls On Drugs” with The Roots on last night’s Fallon is also below.
1. “The Intro About Nothing”
2. “The Helium Balloon”
3. “The White Shoes”
4. “The Pessimist” (Feat. J. Cole)
5. “The Middle Finger”
6. “The One Time In Houston”
7. “Girls On Drugs”
8. “The God Smile”
9. “The Need To Know” (Feat. SZA)
10. “The Success”
11. “The Glass Egg”
12. “The Bloom (AG3)”
13. “The Matrimony” (Feat. Usher)
14. “The Body” (Feat. Jeremih)
ICYMI: “The Summer League” f/ Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign
It’s a been a minute since we heard anything new from Wale, but it looks like for good reason.
Though I haven’t been a fan much of MMG Wale, I’m confident that DJ Premier & Pete Rock can bring the sound that incites the earlier, lyrical Wale and no doubt, I’ll be tuning in. No confirmation on the above artwork being for that of the album, but it’s pretty dope nonetheless (shouts HHU).