Wale Reportedly Dating "Empire" Star Serayah McNeill
All the actors/actresses in FOX's hit drama soap opera are getting themselves a piece of the limelight, and becoming pop stars in the process-- from the raps of Hakeem (remember "Drip Drop" from season one?) to those of Lucious Lyons, to the catchy pop riffs from Rihanna-esque singer Tiana Brown.
Rick Ross Reveals "Black Dollar" Tracklist
Rick Ross is releasing a free project today, Black Dollar. In the short period of time since he's announced the album, he's rolled out quite a few leaks, including three records yesterday alone.
Wale Joins Michelle Obama For White House Education Panel
Wale appeared at the White House yesterday to speak on a panel for Michelle's Obama Beating The Odds summit, which aims to help teenagers make the transition from high school to college. Over 130 teens were in attendance to hear Wale speak alongside the FLOTUS, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Brown University student Manuel Contreras.
Wale To Perform At The White House
When you think of Washington D.C. hip hop, odds are Wale's the first name that springs to mind. Later this week, he'll get the chance to visit his hometown's most prominent landmark, the White House, as a guest performer at an event organized by Michelle Obama. Speaking to and performing in front of kids “who have overcome substantial obstacles to persist through high school and make it to college," Wale will be there on Thursday on behalf of the First Lady's "Reach Higher" initiative.
140 Bars: Top Tweets Of the Week (July 4 - 10)
Does social media inherently make everyone more petty? That's the question that this edition of "140 Bars" begs, what with "beef" translating to snarky subs more and more these days. With a few exceptions-- all coming from the more successful artists on this list-- this week's tweets are salty, so better hope you're hydrated.
Wale Working On Upcoming “Go-Go” Album
Only a few months removed from The Album About Nothing, and yet Wale is already working on his next album. During a press conference at this past weekend’s Essence Festival, the MMG rapper revealed that he’s currently working on a new “go-go” album at the moment. If you’re unfamiliar, “go-go” is a popular music sub-genre associated with funk that originated in the Washington, D.C. area. (Learn more about it here.)
Wale To Host “Seinfeld Remix” On TBS This Summer
It looks like Wale is hitting the small screen this Summer. On Thursday night, TBS announced that they will be running a “Seinfeld Remix” all Summer long on their station and who better to host it the show than Jerry’s good friend, and hip-hop star Wale.
Top 5 Miguel X Rapper Collabs
Miguel isn't the most prolific artist in R&B, but he's one of the most inimitable. As he's become an undeniable fashion icon and sex-symbol, he's still managed to evolve his sound with each subsequent record, sounding like the second-coming of Prince-- less dancey, but more sexy. He's an artist of his own breed, which is why we don't see him on features as much as most R&B artists, who get more hype off their guest appearances on rap albums than on their solo work.
Who Had The Better Verse: Wale Vs. Meek Mill
Rick Ross changed the landscape of rap when he forged his indomitable empire Maybach Music Group. His new signees, Wale and Meek Mill, were unproven commodities who simply needed a chance to thrive and eclipse expectations. Under Ross' tutelage, both artists have sculpted strong careers and have expanded their fanbases exponentially. Wale’s poetic ambiance fused with Meek’s rugged and street demeanor is what makes MMG go. When they’re both on a track, you’re almost guaranteed nothing but energy and fiery bars.
Stream Jamie Foxx's "Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses"
Led by the Kid Ink-featuring single "Baby's In Love," Jamie Foxx has been rolling out his new album for the better part of 2015, also sharing collaborations with Chris Brown and Wale along the way. Today marks Hollywood: A Story Of A Dozen Roses' official release date, so thusly, we've got a stream of Foxx's latest for you. Check out the full tracklist below, stream via Spotify below that, and purchase it on iTunes.
BET Awards Announce 2015 Nominees
The 2015 BET Awards go down on Sunday, June 28th, and today, we've got the full list of nominees. Check out the hip hop-related ones below, and the full thing here. Best female R&B/Pop artist BeyonceJanelle MonaeJhene AikoCiaraRihanna Best male R&B/Pop artist Chris Brown Trey SongzThe WeekndAugust AlsinaUsherJohn Legend
Wale Visits Baltimore High School, Marches To City Hall With Students
Being from D.C., Wale felt pretty close to the racially-charged riots going on in Baltimore, so he decided to visit the city to show his support, and offer guidance to the youth at Fredrick Douglas High School.
Who Had The Better Verse: Jay Z Vs. Kanye West
Despite the fortuitous shift in the music industry, the status of Jay Z and Kanye West remains unblemished. For over a decade, Hov and Ye anchored the remaining bits of Roc-A-Fella by extinguishing rays of doubts with timeless material. Since Reasonable Doubt, nobody questioned Jay’s lyrical prowess. He embodies consistency and longevity. With a run similar to Jordan's, it’s easy to see why he’s pegged as an all-time great.
Ranking Wale's 4 Albums From Worst To Best
For years, we have tried to decode the enigma that is Wale. Rather than being lauded for his gift of gab, he's been overshadowed by his shill cries for acceptance. You see, Wale always had the skills to be a special artist in hip-hop. Nobody questioned his motor in the booth. Nobody questioned his scintillating wordplay. We just wanted him to make the best music that we thought he was capable of making. After being slapped with criticism by the hands of social media, he finally learned how to hit the mute button and focus on building himself up as an artist.
Jerry Seinfeld Opens Up About Friendship With Wale
Wale's friendship with Jerry Seinfeld was well-documented in the buildup to The Album About Nothing, which just supplanted To Pimp A Butterfly as the top album on the Billboard 200.