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Wale: The Wrap Up.

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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.

Thoughts?.

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Artist of the Week: Yung LA

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As many Yung’s that come outta the South, there’s bound to be a someone that breaks through. Enter Yung LA. The protege of Young Dro. When LA released his mixtape, which he funded and released himself;  it landed into the hands of Young Dro who passed the mixtape onto Grand Hustle comrade T.I.. After hearing the tape Grand Hustle decided to move on him. The rest is history as Yung LA dropped his recently BET  award nominated single “Aint I” w/ Tip and Dro. Yung LA is just one of the many new faces from the South,  and the emerging Independent Atlanta Rappers. The debut album is set to drop this september, hopefully T.I’s incarceration won’t push this release date back.

Yung LA ft. Young Dro T.I-Ain’t I (remix)

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