Wale - Ice & Rain

Posted 7 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 7 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from Wale

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Ty Dolla $ign “Campaign” Cheat Code Album Review

Despite small attempts at making a political statement, Campaign is more of the same from Ty$—for better or worse. Read More
Posted one day ago by Brendan V

It’s an Event, Literally: Juicy J to Release Kanye-Assisted “Ballin” Video Monday

Even prolific artists must now broadcast themselves far wider in order to loom above music’s excessive fast pace. Read More
Posted one day ago by Tara Mahadevan

Gucci Mane Embraces “Anything That’s New,” Should Others Follow?

“It’s nothing in Atlanta that ever moves that I don’t touch.” Read More
Posted one day ago by Tara Mahadevan

T.I.‘s “US or Else” EP is His Most Political & Inspired Work

This isn't for publicity and relevance—T.I. truly cares about a better tomorrow, a better America. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh

Nitty Scott on Misogyny in Rap: “I Was Told I Couldn’t Be Sexy & Still Have Something to Say”

The emcee's latest comments continue to detail the uphill battle for females in hip-hop. Read More
Posted one day ago by Tara Mahadevan

Why You Should See Tech N9ne Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado

Without a shadow of a doubt, Tech N9ne puts on one of the best live shows in hip-hop. You should be there. Read More
Posted one day ago by DJ Z
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.