Wale Explains Twitter Hiatus In New Letter
Wale was off Twitter for a minute, but he resurfaced on the social media outlet this week. As someone who could easily be described as a hothead, the MMG rapper had a tendency to get a little too caught up in social media slander (you may remember when a harmless question about anime escalated to Wale threatening Sir Michael Rocks).
Wale Speaks On Making It Without Being A "Media Darling" On The Breakfast Club
Wale put out a hit album last year, but his angry phonecall to Complex in wake of them leaving The Gifted off of their year end list ended his 2013 on a weird note. In a new sit-down with the Breakfast Club, Wale elaborated on why the lack of recognition bothers him so much, revealed plans for his next album, and explained how his fans are the key to taking him to the next level in his career.
Wale Talks About Spazzing On Complex
As tends to happen with Wale, he momentarily lost his cool during a phone call with Complex last week, and the phone call itself (which Complex recorded) ended up circulating the web. The reason for Wale's call was due to the fact that the MMG rapper had been neglected from Complex's year-end 50 Best Albums of 2013. Perhaps this was the final straw, as Wale's The Gifted had already been left off other publications' year-end lists as well.
Wale Spazzes On Complex Over Their 50 Best Albums Of 2013 List [Update: Wale Responds]
We're at that time of year when just about every publication is working on their year-end list (count us among them), and while they're not necessarily meant to ruffle feathers, that can happen, when artists feel like they are unjustly excluded from these lists.
Wale Tells Us How To Reject Women Like Mutombo
Dikembe Mutombo has been a mainstay reference for rappers since the 90s. Usually rappers are talking about how big they are, on the block, or how their money is "long like Mutombo." The NBA legend has seen a post-playing career resurgence of late as his trademark blocking prowess followed by his signature finger waving were used in a viral GEIKO commercial.
Rick Ross Reveals Art For "No Games" Remix, It Features Meek Mill & Wale
Rick Ross has been consistently tweeting about a "No Games" remix for several days now. He finally dropped the single art, revealing that fellow MMG rappers Meek Mill and Wale will be on the remix. He also revealed the remix is dropping tomorrow. Peep the single art above, and check back tomorrow for the remix. Mastermind coming December 17th.
5 Rappers Who Should Have Their Own Sneaker Line
It's official. Kanye has left Nike to team up with Adidas and their Y-3 line. In case you were living under a rock for the past 24 hours, Kanye left Nike because he was not receiving any loyalties. Apparently, because he is not an athlete, Nike could not pay him any royalties; which didn't fly with 'Ye.
J. Cole Announces "What Dreams May Come Tour" With Wale [Update: More North American Tour Dates Added]
J. Cole and Wale just released a pretty huge track together, but it seems they have a little bit more up their sleeve. J. Cole just tweeted what appears to be the flyer for an upcoming tour with himself and Wale. Cole has also announced the first wave of dates for the "What Dreams May Come Tour," which kicks off September 10th in Miami. Check out the flyer, and initial list of dates in the gallery above, and listen to the duo's most recent collaboration below.
Meek Mill, Wale & A$AP Ferg Explain The Importance Of Mixtapes
In today's rap climate, even the big dogs drop mixtapes. Releasing free material is becoming a reality of the game, with many artists choosing to promote albums by releasing free projects first, and others, such as Nipsey Hussle and Chance The Rapper, who are taking an independent, mixtape-based route.
Big Sean, Soulja Boy, Wale & More In Celeb Kicks Of The Week
This was a big week for the 11's. Both the Jordan 11 and the LeBron 11 got their fair share of exposure this weekend in multiple colorways.DJ Khaled showed off a pair of Gamma Blue Jordan 11's and his crew was also rocking J's all week; including French Montana in the Jordan 3Lab5. Nate Robinson, who is a known sneakerhead, also posted pictures of his "Bred" Jordan 11's, along with his early release Gamma Blue 11's.
Wale & Sir Michael Rocks Engage In Twitter Beef
This is pretty random, but somehow MMG's Wale and Sir Michael Rocks of The Cool Kids got into a small Twitter beef last night. Wale's no stranger to beef, but we don't usually hear about Mikey getting mixed up in it. Wale had tweeted a question to his fans a few days ago, asking, "Whats the best anime series?" For whatever reason, Mikey Rocks saw this and called him out, tweeting, "Yo u will b super Sus talkin about anime G its not u." It seemed at first Wale didn't realize this was 1/2 of The Cool Kids, but once he did, he told Mikey to watch who he's talking too.
Are Meek Mill & Wale Dropping A Joint Mixtape Today? [Update: They Were Joking]
Meek Mill and Wale are two of the most prominent emcees on MMG. The two have collaborated on plenty of tracks, some of which appear on the recent compilation Self Made Vol. 3, but according to Meek the two have a full tape dropping TODAY. The Philly, who is fresh off dropping Dreamchasers 3 tweeted late Sunday evening that we would be seeing a tape from the Maybach rappers in one day's time.
Hip Hop Meets Skating Culture Through The Nike SB
Some of your favorite celebrities are known for wearing sneakers, today we have a list of some of the best Nike SB kicks that they have rocked over time. While Jordan retros may dominate the majority of closet space for celebrity sneaker heads, many still make room to give the Nike SB some love. We see celebrities like Trinidad James, Wale and even some TV stars rocking the skate shoes. Click through the slides to see a few images we have selected.
5 Signs You're A Celebrity Sneakerhead
With the sneakerhead culture invading American Culture more and more each day, it seems no one is immune from hopping on board the sneaker collecting bandwagon. From athletes to actors, rappers to even pro wrestling star Hulk Hogan, more and more celebrities are taking to social media to share their sneaker collections with the world.
Wale Says Jay Z's The Greatest To Ever Do It .... Hands Down
With Jay Z’s third album, Hard Knock Vol. 2, turning 15 years old already yesterday, XXL Magazine decided to have MMG’s own Wale write a review on the album. That's right, Wale wrote the review. The MMG rapper started his review with a rather bold, yet valid point. “Jay Is the greatest to do it -- hands down." He says your really just mad if you debate that Jay isn't the greatest. Talking further about the album, Wale wrote the following review:
First Week Sales For MMG's "Self Made Vol. 3 "
MMG have certainly done their share of promotion for Self Made Vol. 3, with plenty of videos, leaks, and special events leading up to its release. The sales numbers are now in for the first week, and the project has moved 51,355 units.
Review: MMG's "Self Made Vol. 3"
Mmmmaybach music. The heaviest group in hip-hop presents the third volume of their Self Made album series. Formulaically, the self-proclaimed untouchable Maybach empire haven't missed a step. Likewise previous installments in the series, Self Made Vol. 3 is packed with speaker-knocking beats driven by Rozay and company. Little new is brought to the table, but that doesn't mean the double-M G crew isn't still eating.
Charts Don't Lie: August 18
This week was obviously a memorable one for hip-hop, with Big Sean's "Control" dropping and a Kendrick Lamar frenzy ensuing. While the verse has received way more attention than we could have imagined, plenty of rappers are retaliating and introducing new excitement into the rap game which isn't a bad thing.
Wale Says He'd Be Offended If His Name Wasn't Mentioned By Kendrick Lamar In "Control"
Many rappers who were not name-dropped by Kendrick Lamar in his buzzing verse on "Control" have decided to record a response, while those rappers who were called out have yet to do so. This might be because those not named are more offended than those who were-- Wale feels this way, at least.
Durant & Harden Partying With Wale, Travi$ Scott, & Mya In LA
Kevin Durant and James Harden were seen last week in Los Angeles attending a Dodgers game together, and now we get a look at the former teammates partying together at Lure Nightclub’s Toxic day party. Chicago Bulls forward, Taj Gibson was in attendance in the event that was rife with hip hop talent as well. Wale hung out with KD, as the two DMV products know each other and even appeared in a Skullcandy commercial together.