Wale: The Mixtape about Nothing Review By DJ Diva


To say that Wale is the second coming of conscious rap would be an understatement. This son of Nigerian immigrants is from Washington DC and the Go-Go beats throughout the mixtape would clue you in to that immediately. Go-Go is wildly popular in the DC and B-More areas, but rarely is it played anywhere else. Wale could change that though, with this heavily Seinfeld influenced mixtape, which holds crazy cuts to entertain the ears. There is jest, tongue in cheek references and "The Manipulation" will have you hitting the rewind button. Great effort. I just wonder what he would sound like on a studio produced album, but it may not matter because this concept mixtape is definitely worth the money.

Notable cuts:#02, #10,#11, #16

Top 5 Banging Beats worth listening to:

_The Roots Song Wale Is On (?uestLove genius)

-The Feature Heavy Song (very good fusion of Go-Go with an early 90's feel)

-The Roc Boys Freestyle (he murders this beat)

- The Manipulation (once you get past the Seinfeld piece the beat knocks...plus the lyrics are fire)

-The Bmore Club Slam (the house beat is slammin!)

Track Listing:

1. The Opening Title Sequence - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
2. The Roots Song Wale Is On - Wale feat. Chrisette Michele [Prod. by ?uestlove & James Poyser]
3. The Feature Heavy Song - Wale feat. Bun B, Pusha T and Tre from UCB [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
4. The Roc Boys Freestyle - Wale
5. The Perfect Plan - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
6. The Kramer - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
7. The Crazy - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
8. The Vacation From Ourselves - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
9. The Remake of A Remake [All I Need] - Wale feat. Tawiah [Prod. by Mark Ronson]
10. The Grown Up - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
11. The Manipulation - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
12. The Artistic Integrity - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
13. The Star - Wale
14. The Skit [Untz Untz] - Wale
15. The Cliche Lil Wayne Feature [It's The Remix baby!] - Wale [Prod. by Osinachi]
16. The Bmore Club Slam - Wale [Prod. by Scottie B]
17. The Chicago Falcon [remix] - Wale feat. The Budos Band [Prod. by Mark Ronson & Eli Escobar]
18. The Hype - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]
19. The End Credits - Wale [Prod. by Best Kept Secret]

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