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Thanes1975
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Mon Apr-16-12 10:56 AM

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"Wale: Transition of an MC?"


  

          

It appears that Wale went from a DC sound, then underground sound with mixtapes (like Back to Feature w/9th Wonder) to the Rick Ross style of hip hop (maybe i'm off...this is just a random thought type post) but..........

1. Where do you see Wale as an overall artist now? Did he transition into the artist and MC that you thought he would be?
2. Do you prefer this style or an older style that Wale had? Or...........has his style changed at all (style meaning the way he make records, flow etc..
3. Do you think he will become even larger?
4. Do you prefer his old mixtapes over his LP's
5. Randome WALE comment...........


just a random thought

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in short
Apr 16th 2012
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I haven't heard Ambition (yet)
Apr 16th 2012
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ambition is waaaaaaaaaay better than A:D
Apr 16th 2012
3
he's a better artist now than he was then
Apr 16th 2012
4
Lost all interest in him
Apr 16th 2012
5
man, 'Tiger Woods' is like one of his best songs
Apr 16th 2012
10
Bein' a cat from the DC Metro...and staunch supporter of ..
Apr 16th 2012
6
all that aside, he can rap
Apr 16th 2012
7
He's slightly above average now
Apr 16th 2012
8
Wale's rise is different from B.O.B, Lupe and the other cross-overs
Apr 16th 2012
9
Wale: Transition FROM an MC?
Apr 16th 2012
11
I was a big Wale fan when Mixtape About Nothin' came out.
Apr 16th 2012
12

belkski
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Mon Apr-16-12 11:21 AM

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1. "in short"
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Wale realized in order for him to get $$$, he needed to be standing next to someone bigger than him...

Drake w/ Wayne
Cudi w/ Kanye

Wale got w/ Ross, and his career has been better. Lyrically, he's always been solid. He just needed to stop catering to OKP, and do some Ross shit.

  

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Dr Claw
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Mon Apr-16-12 11:26 AM

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2. "I haven't heard Ambition (yet)"
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but if he changed up his style on some bullshit... I'm callin' PB&J

the reason Attention Deficit was kind of cold, is because a lot of that shit felt like retread. nowhere near as fresh interesting as his mixtapes. even the ones that came out AFTER that album.

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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Mon Apr-16-12 11:28 AM

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3. "ambition is waaaaaaaaaay better than A:D"
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<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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BrooklynWHAT
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Mon Apr-16-12 11:30 AM

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4. "he's a better artist now than he was then"
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and he's better off status wise.

but he's destined to be a flunkie and never the main guy.

in short, he got in where he fit in and its paying off for him.
if you cant get rick ross, get the next best thing, aka wale.

<--- Big Baller World Order

  

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cjr2221
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Mon Apr-16-12 12:54 PM

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5. "Lost all interest in him"
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he was like my favorite up and comer.
Now he's just meh.

1. No he went the exact opposite of where I thought he'd go. I like Rick Ross, and I like the grand Luger beats etc.
But Wale doesn't fit in over there imo.
Sticks out like a sore thumb.

2. Wale on Mixtape about Nothing was greatness. I listened to Ambition like twice never felt the urge to play it again.
Attention Deficit >>>> Ambition imo.

3. Probably

4. Goes like this for me Mixtape about nothing > Attention Deficit >> More About Nothing > Back to the future >> Paint a Picture >>> Ambition.

5. I really rode hard for Wale. If he'd just stick with Best Kept Secret I'd be happy.

  

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Dr Claw
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Mon Apr-16-12 02:37 PM

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10. "man, 'Tiger Woods' is like one of his best songs"
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like, you don't get enough of that in rap nowadays.
I basically had that shit on repeat.

I was like, "where was THIS on A:D"?

  

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RaphaelSoulLee
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Mon Apr-16-12 01:33 PM

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6. "Bein' a cat from the DC Metro...and staunch supporter of .."
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Underground hip hop, I LOOOVED the "Mixtape About Nothing" Series. That was my favorite stuff he did. I loved the earlier stuff like Beast of the Beltway, 100 Miles and Running, Paint a Picture, Hate is the New Love, etc., as well. It showed that he wasn't just a "go-go" rapper. Dude got skillz. Sometimes a little too wordy, but that's the poet and shit I could relate to.

Now, the new Wale...I also love...maybe not AS much (I'm just happy for the local emcee), but I understand how in this business, he's gotta get his bread. I personally think it's a good look for MMG. He's the most versatile artist they have IMO. PLUS, I love Rozay...and his producers.

It takes all kinds to make up a world, son. -My pops

I just live for the comments -Da wiz

  

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bucknchange
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Mon Apr-16-12 01:40 PM

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7. "all that aside, he can rap"
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'no hands' gave wale the opportunity to have a '2nd act' in his career
he's coasting a little bit with the r&b hooks, but he does his thing
live show still crazy when he brings along ucb
the footage from the howard theatre looked like a fun time as well

  

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Kaedus
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Mon Apr-16-12 01:53 PM

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8. "He's slightly above average now"
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>1. Where do you see Wale as an overall artist now? Did he
>transition into the artist and MC that you thought he would
>be?
Better than most but not what he could(ve) be(en).

>2. Do you prefer this style or an older style that Wale had?
>Or...........has his style changed at all (style meaning the
>way he make records, flow etc..
I miss his old music but he's gotten better lyrically. I wish he had these skills with his old style.

>3. Do you think he will become even larger?
No.

>4. Do you prefer his old mixtapes over his LP's
Mixtapes

>5. Randome WALE comment...........
He was a huge influence to my style as an MC when he first came out. I played him out every day. I still like him now, but I feel like I kinda outgrew him.

  

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Buddy_Gilapagos
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Mon Apr-16-12 02:18 PM

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9. "Wale's rise is different from B.O.B, Lupe and the other cross-overs"
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in that I think he became a better artist.

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bentagain
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Mon Apr-16-12 02:52 PM

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11. "Wale: Transition FROM an MC?"
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good rappers ain't eating they Olsen twinnin

it's like he thought about what he said

and decided to regress for success

his first couple of mixtapes are still his best work

and I won't buy another Wale album









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Hitokiri
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Mon Apr-16-12 03:00 PM

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12. "I was a big Wale fan when Mixtape About Nothin' came out."
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I don't really fuck with him since he got down with MMG and Rawse. Its a sellout move to me. I hope he continues to get his paper, but I just don't fuck with him no more.

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