Wale- "The Matrimony (feat. Usher)" (Music Video)

Wale released one of the best albums of his career a few months ago. The Album About Nothing was everything I expected it to be. Wale has now delivered the music video for one of the lead singles from the project, "The Matrimony." The video's theme was rightly synonymous with that of the song, but there is a twist. Usher also makes an appearance in the video to perform his portion of the song. Check it out and enjoy.

-AO

Wale- "The Girls On Drugs" (Music Video)

Wale has revealed the music video for his song, "The Girls On Drugs," off his recently released album, The Album About Nothing. The video follows three girls who like to party and have fun, but the it come off too preachy if you ask me. The story it was attempting to convey just didn't resonate with me. What do you think? Enjoy.

-AO

Wale- "The Pessimist (feat. J. Cole)"

We are less than 48 hours away from the release of Wale's third studio album, The Album About Nothing. The latest offering from the album, "The Pessimist," features J. Cole on the hook while Wale spits verses about the trials and tribulations of living a "hopeless" life. Check it out above and cop his album on Tuesday. Enjoy.

-AO 

Nardwuar vs. Wale (Interview)

Nardwuar is usually a busy man during festival season and the past week at SXSW has been no different. He caught up with Wale to discuss some connections between Wale and other DC artists. As usual, it's a pretty interesting and informative interview. Check it out above and enjoy. Wale's The Album About Nothing drops on March 31st.

-AO

Wale Reveals Album Artwork for 'The Album About Nothing'

Wale has promised three separate artworks for his upcoming album, The Album About Nothing. The first has arrived. This artwork was designed by Sue Tsai and features some elements that remind you of Seinfeld. It is fitting since Jerry Seinfeld played large part in this album. I think this could be one of Wale's best albums and I liked all three of them. You should definitely check out his Seinfeld-inspired mixtapes, The Mixtape About Nothing and More About Nothing. TAAN drops on 3/31. Enjoy.

-AO

Wale- "The Body (feat. Jeremih)" (Music Video)

Wale has revealed the music video for his song, "The Body." The song is the first single from his upcoming album, The Album About Nothing, which is set to release on March 31st. I think this album is going to be pretty dope; I have a feeling Wale is going to have a good year. Enjoy.

-AO

Wale & Jerry Seinfeld Chop It Up with Complex

Wale and Jerry Seinfeld graced the cover of Complex magazine this past month so Complex has featured a series of conversations between the two entertainers. They are currently working together on Wale's next album, The Album About Nothing–a continuation of Wale's Seinfeld-inspired projects, The Mixtape About Nothing and More About Nothing. Check out their conversations above where they discuss hecklers, shoes, strip clubs, and much more. They also deliver an interesting sketch documenting the moment when Wale angrily called the Complex offices last year after being left off their 'Top 50 Albums of the Year' list. And if you ask me, The Gifted should have been on that list. Enjoy.

-AO

Wale (The Breakfast Club Interview) [MUST-SEE]

If you've been following hip-hop for a while you know the story of Wale. Wale released a few wonderful mixtapes before he released his debut album, Attention Deficit. In my opinion, the album was great, but the numbers didn't reflect that. His buzz began to die and then next thing you know, a couple years later, he was signed to Rick Ross' MMG label and he dropped Ambition. Since then, he's dropped a few mixtapes and another album, The Gifted. Now, if you ask me, Wale is an amazing artist. He's introspective, his gift for spoken word is outstanding, he has a great message, and he just represents a lot of what I want from hip-hop.

But, people keep saying they want the old introspective Wale, that he's lost it, and that he's not the same. I think we all, me included, sometimes forget to realize that artists take this stuff to heart. Some of them are ignorant, but a lot of them aren't. Wale absolutely represents the latter. This interview he did on The Breakfast Club really put things in perspective for me: Wale is frustrated. He's been putting out good music, music that means a lot to him and it should to us, honestly. But, he's witnessing his music go unappreciated and other more popular artists see their music top the charts (and I mean popular in the most quintessential definition of the word). He doesn't understand why and I really don't either. What is wrong with the industry today?

Now I understand The Breakfast Club interviews are long, but if you have a love for hip-hop, I urge you to watch this interview. I think it's important today. The fact that Wale cares so much means that there's hope for hip-hop and how could I not post it? I believe in Wale and I admit I briefly lost faith, but I think The Album About Nothing is going to be phenomenal. I believe and I want you all to believe as well. Enjoy.

-AO