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When Rappers Attack: Here’s Why Wale Lost More Than His Cool With Complex (Food For Thought)

You never forget it when public figures lash out. As a sports-obsessed kid, I recall ‘90s NFL Quarterback Jim Everett flipping a table and lunging for Jim Rome after the always-salacious button-pusher (calling him Chrissy, a female tennis player with a similar last name) did just that. Then there was... Read more

You Think Artists Don’t Take Lists Seriously? Listen to Wale Threaten Complex Because of Theirs (Audio)

Complex recently released their top 50 albums of the year list and, apparently, Wale was none to happy about not making the list. In addition to specifically calling out Juicy J's album, Wale exploded and threatened to come to the office and "knock some people out." And, Complex caught it... Read more

Wale, Stalley & More Join Rick Ross On MMG’s Priorities Vol. 1 (Mixtape)

Throughout the ages, labels have found methods to showcase the depths of their talented rosters. Soundtracks and bonus disc samplers have given way to compilations and mixtapes. The latest iteration of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group trucks onward with the usual suspects (Wale, Meek Mill, Stalley, Gunplay, Omarion), as well... Read more

Wale & Stokley Williams Have Some Of Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues At The 2013 Soul Train Awards (Video)

On The Gifted, Wale linked on several compositions with Mint Condition lead singer Stokely Williams. The Minneapolis vet teamed with the DMV star on "LoveHate Thing," the LP's second single which, among other items, examines Wale's curious relationship with his region, while being their breakout star since 2006 (as he... Read more

AFH: The Week in Video (10/6/13) (Video Playlist)

The week in video brought a sneak peek of Kendrick Lamar's controversial Cypher verse, an in-depth interview with Astro, DJ Quik decoding Justify My Thug, footage of Rakim and DMX recording their new song, music videos from Pusha T, Young Buck, Ka, Wale, Organized Konfusion and more. Catch up on... Read more

Wale – Golden Salvation (Video)

Wale goes to church on the gospel-influenced Golden Salvation. Check out the video. Related: Wale - No Pain, No Gain (Audio)... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 3 (Full Album Stream)

For the third installment in as many years, Self Made Vol. 3 is on the horizon. The most popular compilations in current-day Hip-Hop are known for breaking will-be mainstream stars and making some trunk-rattling street and club anthems. The third joint from the collective of Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Mill,... Read more

Wale – No Pain, No Gain

Wale has many looks, styles and presentations. Since the days of "Nike Boots," my favorite Wale channel is when he seems to close his eyes in the booth, and get bigger than life with the inspirational music. Without ever being corny, Wale's "Ambition," and the aforementioned mixtape cut sound so... Read more

Schoolboy Q Interview with Karen Civil (Video)

Schoolboy Q (aka Puff Daddy) is the next in line for a solo project from Black Hippy. Here's an interview where the TDE MC talks wanting to work with Action Bronson and Jill Scott, his new Oxymoron album and manning up to Wale about his reckless tweets from back in... Read more

Rapsody – Dark Knights ft Wale

Rapsody is back with a dope new track and she gets a guest verse from Wale. Check out Dark Knights. Related: Rapsody discusses the Idea of Beautiful, culture over everything and more with AFH (Video)... Read more

J. Cole & Wale – Winter Schemes

Wooo! Prepare to get your mean face on. J. Cole and Wale released a joint track where they both got in straight mixtape mode and blacked out on the track. The beat is crazy too. I mean dayum...Check out Winter Schemes. Related: J. Cole Discusses Made Nas Proud (Video)... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of June 2013 (Audio Playlist)

As we ease into July 4th weekend, here's a look back at the best hip-hop that dropped in June. You'll hear music from J. Cole, Nas, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Rick Ross, Jadakiss, Posdnuos, Kid Tsunami, Drake, LL Cool J, Slum Village, Wale, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Bada$$,... Read more

Wale – Hella ft Dom Kennedy & YG

Wale gets some help from Dom Kennedy and YG on his G-funked up song Hella. This is one to ride to. Check it out below. Wale's new album The Gifted is in stores now. Related: Wale – MJ (Prod. Just Blaze) (Audio)... Read more

Wale – MJ (Prod. Just Blaze)

Wale's latest is a Just Blaze-produced tribute to Michael Jordan. Check out the song, MJ, and a video showing Wale buying MJ III's for his whole team below. Related: Wale – Rotation ft 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Travi$ Scott) (Audio)  ... Read more

Wale – Rotation ft 2 Chainz & Wiz Khalifa (Prod. Travi$ Scott)

Wale's latest release features verses from 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa. The track, which was produced by Travi$ Scott, has a dark and brooding feel, reminiscent of some of Kid CuDi's moodier music. Check out Rotation. Related: Wale – Poor Decisions ft Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco (Audio)... Read more

Wale – Poor Decisions ft Rick Ross & Lupe Fiasco

Never thought I'd see this. Rick Ross and Lupe Fiasco on the same song?? Ross' verse just might surprise you...Check out Poor Decisions. Related: Wale – Bad (Remix) ft Rihanna (Audio)... Read more

Wale – Bad (Remix) ft Rihanna

Rihanna joins Wale on a sultrier, sexier remix of Bad. Check it out below. Related: Wale- Sight Of The Sun (Audio)... Read more

Wale- Sight Of The Sun

Wale is gearing up for his June 25th release of The Gifted. He decided to spit a few bars over the Fun. original, "Sight Of The Sun." Related: Wale performs Bad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)... Read more

Wale Performs Bad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (Video)

Wale performed his new single "Bad" with The Roots on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Check out the video. Related: Wale – Bad ft Tiara Thomas (Video)... Read more

Wale – Bad ft Tiara Thomas (Video)

Wale's video for his single "Bad" includes a trailer for his upcoming album, The Gifted. The album, which drops on 6/25, is a statement that we are all gifted — and Wale challenges us all to show and prove our gift. Check out the video. Related: Wale – No Days... Read more

Wale – Street Runner (Video)

Here's a new video from Wale for another banger off his Folarin mixtape. Check out Street Runner. Related: Wale – Never Never (Video)... Read more

Wale – Never Never (Video)

The production on Wale's "Never Never" track is reminiscent of The Roots circa Do You Want More?!!!??! Jazzy hip-hop at it's finest. Check out the video. And, trust me, you wanna stick around for what follows. Related: Wale - Folarin (Mixtape)... Read more

Wale – Folarin (Mixtape)

Hot off the presses is a brand new mixtape from Wale. You can listen to and download all of Folarin below. Related: Check out more than 40 mixtapes in our gallery of the best mixtapes of 2012. Download Mixtape... Read more

Freeway – True ft Wale

Here's one more track from Freeway's Diamond in the Ruff album which was released today. Check out True featuring Wale. Related: Freeway – Diamond in the Ruff (Album Stream) + Sweet Temptations ft Nikki Jean (Video)... Read more

Game – Stripper ft Wale

Game's latest Sunday Service entry is a melodic collabo with Wale, called Stripper. You check it out below. Related: Game – Celebration (Remix) ft Bone Thugs-N-Harmony (Video)... Read more

Wale – Freedom of Speech

Wale flows over a super soulful 70's soundtrack gem on this release from his upcoming mixtape, Folarin. Check out Freedom of Speech. Related: Wale - Arrival (Audio)... Read more

Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples ft Wale & Drake (Video)

Here's the latest video from Rick Ross. Check out Diced Pineapples featuring Wale & Drake. Related: Stalley – Fountain of Youth ft Rick Ross & Nipsey Hu$$le (Video) Click here for a breakdown of the lyrics.... Read more

Wale – Arrival

Here's a short and soulful new song from Wale. Check out Arrival. Related: Wale – Ambition ft Meek Mill & Rick Ross (Video)... Read more

Stalley – Home to You ft Wale (Video)

Stalley's latest video is for Home to You, his duet with Wale. It's another gem off Stalley's Savage Journey to the American Dream mixtape. Check it out below. Related: Stalley - Savage Journey to the American Dream (Mixtape)... Read more

Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples ft Wale & Drake

Here's another release from Rick Ross. Check out Diced Pineapple featuring Wale & Drake. God Forgives, I Don't is in stores on 7/31. Related: Rick Ross - Sixteen featuring Andre 3000... Read more

MMG – Power Circle ft Kendrick Lamar (Video)

Here's the video for Power Circle, the collabo between MMG and Kendrick Lamar. Check it out below. MMG's Self Made 2 is in stores now. Related: MMG - Self Made 2 (Full Album Stream)... Read more

MMG – Self Made Vol. 2 (Full Album Stream)

MMG's Self Made Vol. 2 drops on Tuesday. You can listen to a stream of the entire album below. Standout cuts include Power Circle, where Kendrick Lamar joins MMG and spits fire. Check it out below. Related: Rick Ross - Touch'n You featuring Usher (Video) Here's the tracklist: 01. Gunplay,... Read more

Rick Ross, Wale, Meek Milll, Stalley, Gunplay & Kendrick Lamar – Power Circle + Kendrick Lamar Legend in the Making Interview (Video)

Kendrick Lamar joins Stalley, Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay and Rick Ross on the MMG posse cut, Gun Play. Kendrick takes the clean up slot and, as usual, he bodies it. Also, here's a cool interview of K. Dot by Hypetrak. He discusses what it was like performing in front of... Read more

Jadakiss – Paper Tags ft Styles P, Wale & French Montana

Jadakiss & Styles P reunite on Paper Tags which also features Wale and French Montana. This is from Jadakiss' Consignment mixtape which drops on Friday. Check it out below. The Kid Daytona & Jadakiss - Low (Remix)... Read more

Curren$y – What It Look Like ft Wale

Here's the first single from Curren$y's upcoming The Stoned Immaculate album. Check out What It Look Like featuring Wale. Previously: 3 new songs from Curren$y - No Squares, Stainless and Sunroof... Read more

Stalley – Home to You ft Wale and Anthony Flammia

Here's the latest song to drop from Stalley's upcoming Savage Journey to the American Dream which drops on 3/30. Check out Home To You featuring Wale and Anthony Flammia. Below is the tracklist. Previously: Stalley - Hammers & Vogues ft Curren$y... Read more

Wale – Ambition ft Meek Mill & Rick Ross

Here's the new video for Wale's Ambition featuring Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Check it out below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ZbM7ak8uw... Read more

MTV’s 2012 Hottest MCs in the Game (Video)

MTV dropped its 7th annual installment of its hottest MCs in the game last night. They were: 1. Rick Ross, 2. Drake, 3. Kanye West, 4. Nicki Minaj, 5. Lil Wayne, 6. Jay-Z, 7. Meek Mill, 8. Big Sean, 9. Wiz Khalifa, 10. Wale. And by now, you probably already... Read more

Rick Ross – Rich Forever (Mixtape)

Here's the new Rick Ross project before he drops his next album, God Forgives, I Don't. You can listen to and download all of Rich Forever below.  For all intents and purposes, this is an album, with features from the likes of Nas, Pharrell, Diddy, Wale, Styles P, John Legend,... Read more

Wale – Mass Appeal Freestyle (Video)

Wale kicks some verses over DJ Premier's classic track. Check out the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM4GHzYstGA&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Wale – Ambition (Sampler)

Here's a sampler of all the cuts on Wale's upcoming Ambition album. It has a surprisingly diverse sound, including a lot of live instrumentation. Check it out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6DbSd4dtC4&feature=player_embedded Here's the tracklist: 1. Don’t Hold Your Applause (Produced By Tone P) 2. Double M Genius (Produced By Mark Henry For Terror... Read more

Wale – Bait (Video)

Here's the latest video from Wale.  Check out Bait.... Read more

Wale – Best Night Ever ft Rick Ross & Kevin Cossom

Here's the latest from Wale. He and Rick Ross slow it down on Best Night Ever. Check it out. Click here to download.... Read more

Sound FX – Don’t Listen to My Heart (With Your Heart)

Here's a reflective song from Sound FX about dealing with everyday struggles. It uses the same sample featured on J. Cole's You Got It but evokes a completely different mood. Check out Don't Listen to My Heart (With Your Heart).... Read more

Wale – The Eleven One Eleven Theory

Hot off the presses, here's a new mixtape from Wale.  Check out The Eleven One Eleven Theory. Click here to download.... Read more

We dropped the audio for Wale’s Cookup ft Stalley, Black Cobain and Tone P a week ago. Here’s the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oxmn2l81hHQ&feature=player_embedded... Read more