Posts Tagged ‘Wale’

DMV Beats: An Appreciation for Pat Is Dope

Pat Is Dope vs. Danny Brown
D.C. blogger and all-around hip-hop head Pat Is Dope hasn't gotten much attention from DMV Beats, and that's unfair. He serves up a steady stream of content on and has more than 190,000 followers (!) on Twitter. Surely they're not all stripper/porno bots. Pat's rep stems, in part, from [...]

DMV Beats: Wale’s Complex Complex

Wale Addresses Complex Incident in New Song, "Walk N’ Live"
A week removed from losing it with a Complex magazine editor and threatening the entire staff, Wale addressed the matter, first in an interview with Hot 97 and then with "Walk N' Live." The DJ Relly Rell-produced cut finds Wale getting to the root of his [...]

Wale’s The Gifted Didn’t Make Complex’s Best of 2013 List, or Anyone Else’s

Wale called the New York offices of Complex Wednesday to give the publication a big nasty piece of his mind. According to a Complex staffer who took the call, the D.C. rapper lost his shit when he didn't see his 2013 album, The Gifted, on the magazine's list of the year's top 50 records. "At this point, [...]

Watch: Video for Wale’s “Golden Salvation”

Yesterday, Wale released a video for "Golden Salvation," a track from The Gifted that critiques material possessions and the ugly things people do to get their hands on them. Directors Coodie and Chike tell a story from the perspective of an expensive piece of jewelry—a Jesus piece—which is purchased, partied with, violently stolen, and resold. [...]

DMV Beats: Wale’s “Bad” Milestone, Ras Nebyu’s Sporting Life

"Bad" Goes Platinum
Wale hit a new milestone this week as "Bad," his slow-burning ode to heartless women, went platinum. The song, which also features singer Tiara Thomas, is Wale’s very first platinum single. With three-quarters of 2013 complete, it’s safe to say that the rapper has had a good year: The Gifted became his first [...]

Rock the Bells Canceled, According to RFK Staffers

The D.C. stop of traveling hip-hop festival Rock the Bells has been canceled, according to two staffers at RFK Stadium.
The massive two-day festival booked by California promoter Guerilla Union was scheduled to take place at RFK this Saturday and Sunday, with headlining appearances from Kid Cudi, Wu-Tang Clan, Wale, J Cole, Girl Talk, and Black [...]

DMV Beats: Pacman and Peso, Youngin, Yung Gleesh, Prinz-D, Knox Hill, Wale, and a Must-See Fillmore Show

Escape to North Korea
Where to begin with this one? Earlier this week, DCist ran a story about two local rappers Pacman and Peso—from Congress Heights and Landover, Md., respectively—who want to broaden their horizons by filming a video in North Korea. With the assistance of Forest Hills Tenleytown Music Group label co-founder Ramsey Aburdene and [...]

Watch: Wale’s Music Video for Butt Anthem “Clappers”

Wale tossed Stadium Club an alley-oop when he released his single "Clappers" this summer. With its thunderous intro, EU sample, Chuck Brown shout-out, and guest appearances from Nicki Minaj and Juicy J, the track seemed like pabulum for both the strip-club set and the rapper's local fanbase. But he didn't release a video for the [...]

Arts Roundup: Wale’s “Kinda New to Sushi” Edition

Wale, restaurant critic! [DCist]
Indian embassy purchases the long-vacant historic post office building on U Street NW, planning to turn it into a cultural center. [U Street Dirt]
D.C.'s classical music world does pretty well by women—at least relatively speaking, reports Anne Midgette. [Post]
Politics & Prose launches a new series of paid cocktail-style events with authors. [Politics [...]

DMV Beats: Wale and RG3

Wale Pens Ode to RGlll
Nearly a week after —his first appearance in D.C. since The Gifted topped the Billboard 200—Wale released the Robert Griffin lll-inspired “No Pain No Gain." Gatorade and the Pigskins quarterback himself reportedly reached out to Wale about recording the song for ESPN’s RGlll: The Will to Win documentary, which chronicles RGlll’s [...]