Wale - Ice & Rain

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: Wale
Producer:
Cool & Dre
Album:
Unreleased

When I spoke with Wale following his first performance in Minne-ap, the D.C.-Chillin’ emcee made clear that diversity and universality would be the chief foci of his debut set, expressing his hope to create music that would accompany listeners through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.  In contrast to our previous features off Attention: Deficit, which seemed designed for sunny days and hard-partying nights, Ice & Rain, an unreleased cut left off the LP’s tracklist and leaked via Twitter to celebrate Wale reaching 80,000 followers, finds the rapper sailing stormier emotional seas.  Over Cool & Dre‘s slow-burning beat, Chipmunk-sampled from James “D. Train” Williams’ Ice Melts into Rain, Wale spits the story of a suburban girl who runs away with a drug-dealing hustler—needless to say, a happy ending isn’t in the cards.  Though I&R is a far cry from the bouncy jams that Wale’s best known for, those who prefer their hip-hop hard-hitting and topical will be intrigued by the thematic and stylistic range he showcases here.  Those curious what else the emcee has up his sleeve can get the full picture Oct. 20th, when A:D  hits stores.

Wale

Written by
Posted 6 years ago

More from Wale

Featured Video

New Features

2016-04-28-just-blaze-two-albums-unreleased-jay-z

Just Blaze Says He Has Two Albums Worth of Unreleased Jay Z Music

There's more unreleased, potentially classic material sitting on Just Blaze's servers than most rappers have ever actually dropped. Read More
Posted 15 hours ago by Yoh
2016-04-28-jay-z-sign-odd-future-2011

What if Jay Z Had Actually Signed Odd Future Back in 2011?

Before J. Cole had even put out an album, Jay was trying to convince the Odd Future rebels to join Roc Nation. Read More
Posted 16 hours ago by Yoh
2016-04-28-royce-advice-for-new-artists

Royce da 5’9”: “These Kids Should Get Punched in the Face Before They Get Into the Business”

Rocye says that hip-hop is currently "flag football" and explains why rappers who don't pay their dues are setting themselves up to fail. Read More
Posted 18 hours ago by Nathan S.
2016-04-28-koncept-j57-live-for-it-freestyle

Koncept & J57 “Live For It” In Exclusive Bless The Booth Freestyle (Video)

The NYC-based emcee/producer duo cooked up a new beat and laid down an exclusive freestyle to Bless The Booth. Read More
Posted about 21 hours ago by Brendan V
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.