Samples Of The Week: September 11
Samples Of The Week: September 11 Sep 11, 2014 at 09:39am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation
Wale Parts Ways With Roc Nation Aug 28, 2014 at 05:01pm
With Wale attracting lots of #UNOTMMG hate in the wake of Meek Mill's comments about him a few months ago, it appears the DMV rapper has been ousted from another club: Roc Nation. Signed to Jay Z's management company since 2009, Mr. Folarin left after his manager, Rich Kleiman, decided to focus on the company's relatively new sports department.
Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict
Rick Ross Speaks On Meek Mill/Wale Conflict Jul 15, 2014 at 02:50pm
The other week things seemed precarious within Maybach Music Group, as Meek Mill publicly outed Wale for what he saw as a lack of support on his upcoming LP Dreams Worth More Than Money. Of course, Wale had his own side of the story to share, which he did via Instagram later that same day.
Samples Of The Week: July 10
Samples Of The Week: July 10 Jul 10, 2014 at 09:58am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Meek Mill Calls Out Wale For Not Promoting His New LP [Update: Wale Responds]
Meek Mill Calls Out Wale For Not Promoting His New LP [Update: Wale Responds] Jul 8, 2014 at 02:17pm
There could be tensions rising within the Maybach Music Group if Meek Mill's recent tweets are any indication. As we reported yesterday, the MMG rapper announced a release date for his forthcoming album Dreams Worth More Than Money. He was heavily promoting it on Twitter, and undoubtedly some of his MMG counterparts followed suit-- except one. Wale.
Ty Dolla $ign Hits The Studio With Wale, Tyga, Chris Brown & Big Sean
Ty Dolla $ign Hits The Studio With Wale, Tyga, Chris Brown & Big Sean Jun 19, 2014 at 05:37pm
Thanks to Instagram, we get an inside look at the daily lives of all our favorite rappers, and often times, 'daily life' involves going to the studio at some time or another. A lot of rappers are night owls and thus hit the studio late at night until the wee hours of the morning.
10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up
10 Rappers Who Switched Their Style Up May 27, 2014 at 02:48pm
Superman isn't Superman if he inexplicably switches from superpowered do-gooder, to some sort of motorcycle-riding anti-hero, to maniacal villain, and back and forth between the extremes. Such mythology is a big part of the hip-hop culture, as well as proper marketing. Any marketing novice and comic book savant knows that consistency is key to building one's image/brand. A rapper who constantly switches up can lose a fan base or market, or even worse: he or she gets labeled as a fake for wearing different styles (there's nothing worse than not being real).
Samples Of The Week: May 22
Samples Of The Week: May 22 May 22, 2014 at 09:52am
When hip-hop began, samples were all that DJs and producers had to construct instrumental tracks with. They'd dig through crates of vinyl trying to find isolated drum breaks, melodies or vocals that they could repurpose for use in hip-hop music. Today, sampling has become less common, but a choice sample can still push a track from lukewarm to hot faster than you can say "uh-huh honey". 
Wale Reveals That Pete Rock And DJ Premier Are Working On "The Album About Nothing"
Wale Reveals That Pete Rock And DJ Premier Are Working On "The Album About Nothing" May 4, 2014 at 12:42pm
Though no release date has been announced, anticipation is already building for Wale's upcoming album, The Album About Nothing. Previously, we reported that J. Cole and DJ Premier were working with Wale on the release, and now, we can add legendary producer Pete Rock's name to that list. This morning, Wale took to Twitter to shout-out his new producers, tweeting:
Fat Trel Discusses "GLEESH" Mixtape, Differentiates Himself From Wale
Fat Trel Discusses "GLEESH" Mixtape, Differentiates Himself From Wale Apr 6, 2014 at 11:15pm
For those unaware, Washington, D.C. emcee and new Maybach Music Group signee Fat Trel just dropped a mixtape titled GLEESH. The 15-track project features Rick Ross, Wale, Rockie Fresh, Stalley and more, with production from DJ Tree Gotti, Sloan, Harry Fraud, Young Chop and others.
Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing"
Wale Is Working With J. Cole & DJ Premier On "The Album About Nothing" Apr 2, 2014 at 03:25pm
Wale recently made headlines for an altercation he had with a Twitter troll, who he approached IRL at a WWE match this weekend, leading to a bit of a scuffle. While he's still having a tough time controlling his temper, the DC has still found time to work steadily on his 4th official project, The Album About Nothing. 
Wale On WWE Incident: "I Just Kind Of Mushed Him A Little Bit"
Wale On WWE Incident: "I Just Kind Of Mushed Him A Little Bit" Apr 1, 2014 at 06:23pm
Wale can not seem to hold back from responding to his haters. While attending a WWE event in Washington yesterday, the MMG rapper was taunted on Twitter by a user claiming to be in the same building, and it wasn't long before the rapper sought him out. Some grainy footage of the altercation shows a bit of a scuffle, before Wale was pulled away. You can watch the footage, and read their full Twitter exchange here.
25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop
25 Professional Wrestling References in Hip Hop Mar 30, 2014 at 05:09pm
Professional wrestling and hip hop – sounds like an odd combination, but the two cultures that have a lot in common and quite a lot of respect for each others craft. Wrestling federations, whether it has been WWE, WCW, or TNA have all dabbled in hip hop. These companies have frequently collaborated with the genre to make some dope theme tunes for wrestlers. You may also recall that some wrestling superstars, such as John Cena and R-Truth, have even dropped a freestyle or two!
Juicy J Says He Has No Beef With Wale, Talks "The Hustle Continues" Album
Juicy J Says He Has No Beef With Wale, Talks "The Hustle Continues" Album Mar 13, 2014 at 02:01pm
Juicy J is edging into mainstream popularity, with strip club anthems that spread like wildfire, and a notable feature on Katy Perry's hit single "Dark Horse." The rise in his stock comes with an increase in his fan base, as those who are unfamiliar with Three 6 Mafia discover the rapper as a solo artist alone.
TV Show "Game Of Thrones" To Release Rap Mixtape "Catch The Throne" [Update: Tracklist & Release Date Revealed]
TV Show "Game Of Thrones" To Release Rap Mixtape "Catch The Throne" [Update: Tracklist & Release Date Revealed] Mar 6, 2014 at 03:08pm
Two weeks back, while speaking to Revolt TV, Big Boi made mention of his love for the TV show "Game of Thrones", and revealed he had a mixtape on the way inspired by the show. The details were scarce at the time, but now we've received more information on the project, and as it turns out, this project is actually helmed by the TV show itself, as they attempt to reach a larger demographic.
Wale Tattoos Biggie & Tupac On His Legs
Wale Tattoos Biggie & Tupac On His Legs Feb 28, 2014 at 01:30pm
Tattoos are a big part of hip-hop culture, we've seen many rappers pay homage to their favorite artists or notable figures by way of their tattoos.
Wale Announces "Album About Nothing" For The Fall
Wale Announces "Album About Nothing" For The Fall Feb 14, 2014 at 01:21pm
Wale was off the Twitter tip for a period time, stemming from all the drama centered around his angry phone call to the Complex offices when they snubbed him on their year-end lists. In the end, Wale wrote an open letter on his blog explaining his hiatus in full, but in recent times the MMG rapper has returned to the Twittersphere.