New Wale Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Wale Passed on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” Because It Was “Too Sad” [Feature ]

Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," a single featuring and written by Charlie Puth off the Furious 7 soundtrack, spent 12 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the first hip-hop music video to... Read More


The Heartfelt Story of a Tearful Wale Fan That Proves Sales Don’t Matter [Feature ]

"And I know he so bitter he can't see his own blessings / Goddamn, nigga, you too blind to see you got fans, nigga" - J. Cole Empty. The entire venue was empty. An hour before doors opened, I looked out from the stage... Read More


Wale Takes the Blame for ‘SHINE’ Only Selling 25K First-Week Copies [Feature ]

Wale's fifth studio album, SHINE, was originally slated for release on May 5—the same day Logic released Everybody—but nine days before the scheduled date, the MMG emcee (and his label) decided to move up the... Read More


Wale ‘SHINE’ 1 Listen Album Review [Feature ]

Wale knows the ache that comes after being dropped from a label and he knows the glory of bouncing back and going No. 1. He is one of the few rappers to take an acclaimed mixtape series and mold it into an album for... Read More


From NxWorries to Lil Wayne: Music Videos Inspired By Classic Movies [Feature ]

Chinese food takeout, a champagne bottle and green dollar bills rest upon a table. Mundane objects, but together these frivolous items create an image of homage. Hip-hop minds and aficionados of urban cult classics will... Read More


Wale’s New Album ‘SHINE’ is “Done,” Coming Soon [Feature ]

For the past 15 months, Wale has been working on SHINE, the follow-up to his 2015 full-length album The Album About Nothing. The MMG emcee is not ready to officially announce a release date for the project,... Read More


Wale’s Not Rapping About Shoes While “The World is in Shambles” [Feature ]

I’ve come to the conclusion that Wale’s career is just cursed in some way. Over the past 10 years, the veteran DC emcee has produced a solid chunk of near-classic releases and has influenced countless successors,... Read More


Wale, Migos & The Struggle to Attract Readers Without Negativity [Feature ]

On Sunday (January 29), when outspoken MMG emcee Wale vented his frustrations about the music industry, hip-hop culture and rap media through a tweet and now-deleted Instagram post, I couldn't help but shake my... Read More


Where Does Jackin for Beats Stand in an Era of Originality? [Feature ]

J. Cole was told his “Dead Presidents” freestyle, from his first mixtape, The Come Up, was inadequate—a version that didn’t live up to the classic original. There’s a small interlude on the... Read More


XXL’s Most Promising Class: Revisiting the 2009 Freshmen, Pt. 2 [Feature ]

Welcome to Part 2 of our look at the past and present of the storied '09 XXL Freshmen Class cover. If you haven't yet, catch up on Part 1 here. Blu Blu, the mighty Blu, a talent that arrived like a ray of... Read More


Maturity & Growth: How Four New Fathers Are Bringing Perspective to Hip-Hop [Feature ]

One of my favorite album covers of 2016 is Chance The Rapper’s Coloring Book. The vibrant orange, red and blue hues give it the same radiance of a Vincent van Gogh portrait. Intoxicating colors are a... Read More


Wale’s New “Folarin Like” Freestyle Would Make Nas Proud [Feature ]

Wale has lowkey had a fantastic 2016. The Maybach Music Group artist released a great mixtape, scored a Gold-certified single with “My PYT,” and became a father to a healthy daughter, an occasion made... Read More


From Denny’s to the Top of Hip-Hop: Wale & J. Cole’s 7 Years of Friendship [Feature ]

Names are missing from both of J. Cole’s verses on “False Prophets.” He alludes without revealing, sketching silhouettes without faces, but through his descriptive writing, it gives listeners enough to... Read More


The Most Mentioned Rappers on Instagram in 2016 Were Drake, Kanye &... Wale? [Feature ]

In addition to reaching 500 million users this past summer, Instagram has become a go-to social media platform for music sharing and discovery. On Thursday (December 1), the photo and video-sharing app shared a compilation of... Read More


My Favorite Sport: Rappers Obsessed With Basketball References [Feature ]

The crossover that broke Mac Miller’s ankles during a celebrity basketball game is circulating the internet at the speed of a high school rumor traveling across the lunchroom. He takes the moment of embarrassment... Read More


Would You Rather: Miguel Record an Album with J. Cole or Wale? [Feature ]

Chemistry is important when it comes to musical collaborations. Some artists might seem like they would be a perfect match, but once you actually hear the synergy, it’s truly special. Collaboration albums between two... Read More


Wale Opens Up About Writing For & Being Cut From “Suicide Squad” Soundtrack [Feature ]

Underneath the scorching radiance of the summer’s sun, Wale has been a giver of musical gifts. “PYT,” his infectious single that samples one of pop’s immortal kings, is simplistic, yet fun - a song for... Read More


All 22 Producers on Wale’s “Summer on Sunset” [Feature ]

They say that no man is an island, and that holds especially true for rappers. While it may be the man with the mic that gets the lion's share of the spotlight, behind even the most prolific headliners can lie a vast team... Read More


“I Found A Lane”: Wale Releases “Summer On Sunset” Mixtape [Feature ]

For weeks Wale has dazzled his fans with the release of one smooth song after another. First it was "My PYT," then "Her Wave," "Reminisce" and finally "Back to the Sun." As if those selections weren't enough to tide fans... Read More


Inside the Maybach: Is MMG Still One of Hip-Hop’s Most Powerful Labels? [Feature ]

On the day of Super Bowl XLV, before Green Bay would best the Steelers in a 31 to 25 victory, Rick Ross released The Untouchable Maybach Empire Super Bowl vlog officially announcing Wale as the latest signee to his Maybach... Read More


It Should’ve Been Wale: The Internet’s Death Wish Has Crossed the Line [Feature ]

Death is the enemy that only knows how to take. He will take the lives of the weak and the strong, the bad and the good, but it’s when he takes someone that we all look upon with eyes of admiration, a walking monument... Read More


Logic Credits Wale for Opening the Door for DMV Rappers [Feature ]

When you hear the name Logic, inevitably Kendrick and Cole often follow. One name, though, that doesn't get mentioned a lot when discussing Logic’s success is Wale. But as Logic himself points out in an... Read More


Tank - You Don’t Know ft. Wale [Stream]

Tank has released You Don’t Know, a new single from his forthcoming seventh solo studio album, Sex, Love & Pain 2. The record features a guest contribution from MMG emcee Wale. Read More


I Tried, But I Don’t Love Wale’s “TAAN” (Take 2 Album Review) [Feature ]

[Image via Che1ique] 1-Listen Reviews are great for capturing the initial excitement of a release, but I usually dread crafting the follow-up. They are my TPS reports. If the album is great or terrible at... Read More


DJ Holiday - Let Me at Em ft. Problem, Wale & French Montana [Stream]

East Atlanta’s DJ Holiday has released Let Me at Em, the first single off his upcoming EP, entitled God Bless The Mixtape. The street-ready record, which is Holiday’s first on our pages since last year’s... Read More


Charlie Puth - Marvin Gaye (Remix) ft. Wale [Stream]

Charlie Puth is on a roll. First he delivered a hit single with Wiz Khalifa, then earlier today we were treated to a collaboration with Lil Wayne off the forthcoming 808 Sountrack. Originally released in May, as a part of his... Read More


Fat Trel - BRRRR ft. Wale & Rick Ross [Stream & Download]

“Pull up on you…BRRRR.” Fat Trel has a new project out, entitled Georgetown, and for one of the standout tracks the Slutty Boyz general enlists fellow MMG label mates Wale and Rick Ross for a new banger over... Read More


Miguel - Coffee (F***ing) ft. Wale [Stream]

Last December, seemingly out of the blue, Miguel released a freebie, three song EP. One of the tracks from the project, Coffee (F**king), has been selected by the artist and his label as a new single, but the newly-released... Read More


Wale - The Girls On Drugs [Stream]

Wale‘s The Album About Nothing received very strong reviews from both readers and the Booth, and the DC hitmaker has now released a set of visuals for one of the album’s standout tracks, The Girls On Drugs. The No... Read More


Wale - The Album About Nothing [Album]

For me, Wale is like that childhood friend in your group who you wouldn't have been friends with if he didn't live in your neighborhood. He drives you crazy sometimes, you get why he drives other people crazy, but deep down... Read Full Review


Wale - The White Shoes [Stream]

For many fans outside of the DMV, Wale‘s formal introduction to the game was Nike Boots. Seven years later, the MMG signee is going strong, celebrating the release of his latest studio album with another footwear-themed... Read More


1 Listen Album Review: Wale’s “The Album About Nothing” (aka Wale Back) [Feature ]

For me, Wale is like that childhood friend in your group who you wouldn't have been friends with if he didn't live in your neighborhood. He drives you crazy sometimes, you get why he drives other people crazy,... Read More


Wale - The Summer League ft. Kanye West & Ty Dolla $ign [Stream]

The Summer League is usually meant for rookies, but that is not the case today. Wale, who is readying the release of his new album, just premiered a new, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign-assisted record at Hot 97 in New York.... Read More


Wale - The Matrimony (Making Plans) ft. Usher [Stream]

Later this month, Wale will release his fourth studio album. To gets fans excited for the new LP he has joined forces with Usher on The Matrimony (Making Plans), a song destined to hit many a wedding playlist this spring.... Read More


Audio Push ft. Wale - Quick Fast [Stream]

UPDATE: The Peter Baltimore and Jay Gregory-directed visuals for Audio Push single Quick Fast have been added. Time, as the cliché goes, is money—so when something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing Quick Fast.... Read More


Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG & Rich Homie Quan - Ride Out [Stream]

Ready to feel old? Currently six films strong, the Fast & Furious series will see its seventh (and final) installment hit theaters this April, nearly a decade and a half after the original. Don’t check into the nearest... Read More


After “Festivus” I’m Ready To Love Wale Again [Feature ]

Should Old Acquaintance be forgot, and never thought upon; The flames of Love extinguished, and fully past and gone: Is thy sweet Heart now grown so cold, that loving Breast of thine; That thou... Read More