The time has finally arrived for D.C. Rapper Wale. Attention Defecit has finally dropped. However, the first week #’s or looking a bit underwhelming, but Wale seems to be staying positive; currently on tour he had this to say:
“This is my biography,” Wale said of his debut. “It’s honest. Raw emotion…My label is letting me put out an album with a single that released seven months ago. We’re not going for first week sales. We’re only shipping out 30,000 of them. We’re going for that grind. We’re showing people that you can build a fanbase the old fashioned way” (Honey Mag)
I listened to the album, and I’ve heard better. Although there 1 or 2 keepers, the album is inconsistent, full of tiresome metaphors, and cannot keep my attention. After listening to Wale for almost 4 years it becomes a little repetitive. This album was below the efforts of his last remembered classic mixtape “A Mixtape about Nothing“. However, Wale is apart of a new generation of rappers, and I’ll continue to support the guy.
There was chatter about the lack of distribution of the album, but who knows?. I guess this once again begs the question…just how large is internet distribution?, how can we track these sales?, whose actually buying versus whose pirating?. Not a bad thing…I’m just saying.