Wale “Sue Me” Video: Powerful

Wale is one of the most slept on, underrated artists. Yes, he can be deemed as emotional at times but what it really is, is passion. He’s passionate about his craft and creative AF so when he’s slept on, of course, he takes it personally, especially since he’s been about for over 10 years and has radio hits and features.

Wale released the video for “Sue Me” yesterday and it was powerful. If you’ve been out of the loop, he got the line “Rooting For Everybody Black” from Issa Rae. She said the infamous line in 2017 on the Emmy’s red carpet. She spoke out about it stating she didn’t want to be there anyway and it showed on her face. When asked who she was looking forward to winning, she said….what she said.

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Okay, so back to Wale. The video depicts the life of what some black men do everyday and go through–living in an urban neighborhood, listening to their music through headphones, speaking to folks in the neighborhood, minding his business, etc. Even going into a Starbucks and being wrongfully profiled and arrested. Sounds familiar right. –>Check out the real story HERE

Crazy right! Well, the irony of all this is—Wale depicted the day in a life of a black man BUT the main character is a white man. The roles were reversed from the beginning of the video, starting with a picture of a black family on a box of tooth paste; the “white oats” being Melanin Oats; depiction of BLACK JESUS instead of the typical white Jesus depiction; a billboard for “White People Meet dot com”; newspaper headlines, “Are We Ready For A White President” and “The Horror That Happened In Central Park” that shows 5 white men. It even shows the race reversal of being in Starbucks and seeing two innocent men arrested for no reason and Wale added the real video clip of the incident that happened in April of 2018.

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Wale showed a scene with the boy visiting his father in prison and explaining to him a new law that is being passed for people with nonviolent drug offenses to be appealed. The father said, “there’s no hope for people that look like us.” That correlates to the present day, especially with Covid-19. Wale clipped in a video of a man in prison who recorded the conditions they are living in. The inmate is explaining the Care Act that is for people who aren’t gang members, sexual offenders and/or not on death row. With the inmates being at risk of catching Coronavirus, the prison can send you home on home confinement [house arrest]. The man went on to say that the prison won’t let them leave because the prisons make money off the number of inmates they have. SAD.

Leave it up to Wale to enlighten us all; Black, White, Asian, about what is going on in the world. Not only does he speak on his feelings and normal life shit but he speaks on relevant life issues. He needs the recognition that he DESERVES. Check out the dope video below and SUPPORT WALE!

Is Wale ready to quit rap? - Baltimore Sun

 

 

2018 Year to Date Album Releases

It’s only June and the number of albums released this year have been genius and anticipated and some I didn’t care for or listen to. Breaking it down Month by Month, here’s the album releases up until June:

January:

Migos- Culture 2

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Dave East- Paranoia 2

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February:

Kendrick Lamar- Black Panther Soundtrack

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Money Bagg Yo- Heartless 2

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Nipsey Hussle- Victory Lap

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March:

Tory Lanez: Memories Don’t Die

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Jeremih- The Chocolate Box

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The Weeknd: My Dear Melancholy

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XXXTentacion : ?

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April:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

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J. Cole- KOD

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Janelle Monae- Dirty Computer

Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
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May:

Rae Sremmurd- SR3MMlife 3 

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Wale- Self Promotion EP

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ASAP ROCKY- Testing

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Pusha T- Daytona

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June:

Kanye West: Ye

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Kids See Ghosts- Kids See Ghosts (Kanye & Kid Cudi)

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Nas- Nasir

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Teyana Taylor- K.T.S.E

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Beyonce & Jay-Z (The Carters)- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

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Future- Superfly Soundtrack

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Jay Rock – Redemption

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Drake- Scorpion

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My favorite albums of this year were:

Cardi B- Invasion of Privacy

J. Cole- KOD

Kanye West- Ye

The Carters- EVERYTHING IS LOVE

and of course Drake- Scorpion

 

What were your favorite albums??

Comment them below!

Wale, “It’s Complicated” & “Self-Promotion” EPs Back to Back

Wale has been on a roll with dropping these EPs (extended play) lately. In Mid March, he dropped the EP It’s Complicated that had 4 songs on it, including “Black Bonnie” featuring Jacquees, which I absolutely LOVE, it’s more slow melody EP. Then yesterday he dropped Self Promotion., which is more hip hop based with a splash of slow melody. Not only did he release these two EPs two months apart but he just released a whole album last April, Shine. I guess he figured, he gotta stay relevant and by that, he’s dropping back to back EPs.

I respect that he’s independent and that sound is different than other artists to me. There “may” be artists who have his same flow but I believe he is the first to do so with poetic words. It’s Wale’s delivery that makes his music different and as a artist/rapper, he can express his feelings in a poetic flow without sounding like a punk lol. 

What are your thoughts about Wale dropping these back to EPs?

Comment below!