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>First and foremost, I am a fan of the dude. Secondly, I am
>originally from Maryland and I really want that cat to blow
>because that would be a GREAT platform for the other DMV
>talent. Hell, I even helped mix the 'Rising Up' song he did
>with the Roots in December of 2007, so I am not hating on that
>dude but his album is an 'industry album' and is way too
>feature heavy. I could see if he kinda Food & Liquored his
>album and had like 2 major guests and a Neptunes track, but
>this dude tried to tap into the base of unloyal fans. How do
>you do tracks with Kweli, Mos and K'Naan and then do a 180 and
>do tracks with Gucci Mane? Bun B is beyond understandable
>because he is just flat out dope and his clout is eternal, but
>on the house producers from the DMV coulda gave him
>way hotter beats and hooks than Cool & Dre and these other
>folks. Plus, he could've had more of a unique project. I
>actually heard the album about a week before it was released
>and made the purchase anyway last week. Like yo, son became an
>industry casualty 16 months before his album dropped and I
>knew there would be mixed reviews of it. It certainly isn't
>wack, but it ain't the truth either. I don't care how good an
>album is, you have to make a statement with it. He didn't rep,
>so nobody from my area stood behind it really. They are saying
>it undershipped, but it wasn't gonna move much more anyway. I
>don't think there's any scientific reason why his album won't
>do well. Interscope poured TONS of money into this dude early
>on and at the day's end, they knew shipping 100k wouldve still
>left 60k on the shelf. How much more can you 'work' an album
>if you have already been on Jimmy Fallon, opened up for Jay-Z
>on a tour, been all over the web, AND are an artist on
>Interscope? Saying Interscope generates interest from the
>break. That's why I'm certain we'll never get a Bishop Lamont
>album because after all of his hype 2 years ago, nobody gives
>a shit anymore.

Great Post! WALE sold out with his debut! With all them corny guests he lost his major fanbase that whoulda bought it! I can't belive Young Chirs wasn't on it!


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How did Wale NOT flop? [View all] , JeffJohnsonII, Wed Nov-18-09 10:16 PM
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Flop to me
Nov 30th 2009
RE: How did Wale NOT flop?
Dec 01st 2009
Im never gonna buy nothin from Maryland then
Dec 02nd 2009
RE: Im never gonna buy nothin from Maryland then
Dec 22nd 2009
u whylin
Dec 25th 2009

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