Wale shares some details on his upcoming project, "The Album About Nothing", as well as his Every Blue Moon imprint.
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.
In an interview with MTV, Wale reveals some of the collaborators from the project, details the work he's doe with his Every Blue Moon imprint, and speaks on the new remix of "Sunshine" with Rick Ross and Common".
Read some excerpts from the sit-down below.
On collaborators for his new album:
On his Every Blue Moon imprint:
“It’s not just for recording artists. We’re collaborating with painters. I’ve collaborated with [visual artist] Jay West. He’s not signed to me, but I’ve collaborated with him. We’re gonna do a lot of stuff in the fashion world, as well. I’m working with my man Brock Korsan, he’s A&Ring the project, along with Dallas Martin. And I’m doing a lot of things with Nicky Diamonds. I just wanna affect the culture and wanna be able to support young people with goals that aren’t just limited to rapping and producing.”
On deciding not to write a new verse for "Sunshine (Remix)":
I really love what I said [on] the original version," he said. "I started writing and I couldn't find another way to say what I was already saying. I didn't even wanna do a remix initially, because I felt so strongly about the record. But Common and Ross on the record together, I didn't want to turn the opportunity down. That record's very important to me. [There were] certain things about that joint that I was going through mentally in my life, that that song helped me get through.
On his approach to music:
I make music from the heart. My emotions are the colors. My emotions are the accents to the picture that I'm painting. Without those, you got a bland-ass picture. Everybody can't be the dope boy, extra cocky, swag. Nah, I'm natural. I feel like the dichotomy of a human being should show in your music.