1. Soul Sisters Podcast: Dreezy on 'Competing for the No. 1 Spot' (And Why She's Not Here to Make Friends)

    August 25, 2016 9:00 AM EDT "Ain’t nobody putting out no good music," Chicago rapper Dreezy  tells  Soul Sisters to explain why she's had to fight to earn the respect she's rightly won. "Everybody’s putting out  bubblegum  rap."  The same cannot be said of Dreezy herself, who at only 22…

  2. Wale & Messiah on Being the Faces of Sean John's Holiday 'Dream Big' Campaign, Their Favorite Bad Boy Looks

    August 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT Combs Enterprise wouldn’t be the empire it is today without the big dreams and boss moves made by mogul Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs, also known as Diddy . Keeping that mantra in mind, the Harlem rep's menswear line Sean John has tapped two rappers, Wale and Messiah , as the fresh…

  3. Wale Recruits Pretty Young Things for Summertime Fine 'My PYT' Video

    July 26, 2016 8:57 AM EDT Wale recruits a squad of pretty young things for his "My PYT" video. The Washington, D.C. rapper debuted the Collin Tilley-directed clip at New York City's Panorama festival this past weekend on the Google Play Music Block, where it flashed across LED screens for 80,000…

  4. Wale Shines on New Mixtape 'Summer on Sunset'

    June 17, 2016 9:01 AM EDT After bringing "My P.Y.T." to the  Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night ,  Wale served up some more summertime vibes on Friday (June 17) with his  Summer on Sunset  mixtape.    Wale Shares Details, Reveals Producers for Forthcoming Album 'Shine' The DMV…

  5. Wale Rolls Out 'Her Wave' & 'Reminisce,' Feat. Phil Ade

    June 10, 2016 7:41 PM EDT Wale is looking to heat up the summer after rolling out back-to-back tracks like "Her Wave" and the Phil Ade-assisted "Reminisce." Meek Mill, Wale & Rick Ross Fire Out 'Make It Work' For the first cut, the wavy track -- which samples past collaborator Miguel&…

  6. Meek Mill, Wale & Rick Ross Fire Out 'Make It Work'

    June 09, 2016 3:49 PM EDT Maybach Music's super trio is back with the first track from the forthcoming Self Made 4 . Meek Mill , Wale and Rick Ross have teamed up for the raw single "Make It Work," which was unveiled by Ross on Wednesday. Skrillex and Rick Ross Recruit Jared Leto for Music Video: Report…

  7. Wale Debuts Michael Jackson-Referencing Jam 'My P.Y.T.': Listen

    May 20, 2016 11:01 AM EDT Wale gets his two-step on for his latest single "My P.Y.T.," a Michael Jackson -referencing jam that stands for "pretty young thing." On The Dope  Boyz-produced  track, the D.C. rhymer dedicates a slew of bars to his special lady: "Pretty young girl/ Toast for you…

  8. Batman or Superman? Artists Pick Their Superhero Sides

    March 25, 2016 9:00 AM EDT In the spirit of the highly anticipated blockbuster Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice , in theaters Friday (March 25), Billboard asked music stars from Wale to K. Michelle to pick a side. Our apologies in advance, Mr. Kent. Wale: “Batman’s more handy and resourceful. He doesn’t even have…

  9. Wale Shares Details, Reveals Producers for Forthcoming Album 'Shine'

    March 16, 2016 7:20 PM EDT In January, Wale became the first rapper to open a president's State of the Union Address. Barack Obama took to the podium for his final SOTU speech as Commander-in-Chief after the D.C. rhymer delivered his hits "Chillin'," "LoveHate Thing" and "White Shoes…

  10. Wale Performs at President Obama's State of the Union Address, Announces Fifth Album 'Shine'

    January 13, 2016 11:00 AM EST Wale opened President Barack Obama's State of the Union address (the first rapper to open an SOTU) for a special performance at the White House viewing party on Tuesday (Jan. 12). The DMV MC ran through a string of his hits including "Chillin'," "LoveHate Thing"…

  11. Wale Records New Theme for ESPN's 'First Take': Watch Him Make 'Every Word Great' (Exclusive)

    January 06, 2016 1:00 PM EST Wale hops back in the booth for a new theme song called "Every Word Great" that will open ESPN2's popular morning debate show  First Take  featuring debaters Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith with host Molly Qerim. The D.C. rapper a lso  holds bragging rights to  FT 's…

  12. Meek Mill vs. Drake: A Full Timeline of the Rap Beef & Who Weighed In

    July 31, 2015 11:01 AM EDT OG Maco, Chris Brown, Noah "40" Shebib, Lupe Fiasco & more offer their two cents. It all started with a tweet, as many rap beefs go nowadays: "Stop comparing Drake to me too... He don't write his own raps!" Stop comparing drake to me too.... He don't…

  13. Roscoe Dash Doesn't 'Hold a Grudge' Against Meek Mill; Preps Three-Part 'Dash Effect 2' Album

    July 27, 2015 2:30 PM EDT Roscoe Dash has been doing pretty well over the past month, working on his upcoming effort, Dash Effect 2 -- that is, outside of getting himself involved in the Drake  vs.  Meek Mill melee that transpired on Twitter last week. As Meek Mill ranted on Twitter, Dash took to the social media…

  14. Wale Teams Up With Michelle Obama to Help College-Bound Teens

    July 23, 2015 5:30 PM EDT First lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with rapper Wale to help college-bound teens overcome obstacles and succeed in college. More than 130 students were at the White House on Thursday for a "beating the odds" summit on making a smooth transition to college. Album Review: '…

  15. Essence Festival 2015 Day 3 Highlights: Mystikal, Erykah Badu, Missy Elliott & More

    July 05, 2015 2:04 PM EDT Saturday night (July 4) at New Orleans Superdome proved to be the most eventful evening of this year's Essence Music Festival. The crowd was younger, but of course the headlining artists, Usher and Missy Elliott can be credited with bringing them out -- although people seemed to be a…

  16. Wale Hosting 'Seinfeld Remix' on TBS This Summer

    June 12, 2015 12:37 PM EDT Wale , hip-hop's biggest Seinfeld fan, has already collaborated with Jerry Seinfeld and put out a whole album dedicated to "the show about nothing," The Album About Nothing . Long Before Wale, Jerry Seinfeld Hit the Billboard 200 on His Own Now, he's taking his love for…

  17. Hear Miguel's Newly Updated Song 'Coffee (F---ing)' Featuring Wale

    May 03, 2015 5:47 PM EDT After dropping a three-song EP in late December, Miguel has returned with the first single from his tentatively titled third album, Wild Heart . Surprise! Miguel Releases 3 New Songs The R&B singer released "Coffee (F---ing)," featuring rapper Wale , on Sunday (May 6). The song…

  18. Wale Visits Baltimore High School After Riots: 'My Heart Was Broken'

    April 29, 2015 2:47 PM EDT In the wake of this week's unrest in Baltimore following Freddie Gray's death in police custody, Washington, D.C., native Wale decided to take action  -- not by hitting the streets, but by hitting the city's schools. Wale's 'Seinfeld'-Inspired Album Heading for…

  19. Watch James Corden's Monologue Rap with Mark Ronson

    April 22, 2015 6:13 AM EDT What do you get when you throw together the coolest British producer in the U.S, with the hottest British talk-show host on American TV? Well, you get a moment like Mark Ronson and James Corden had overnight. Ronson, the New York-based producer who launched the careers of Amy Winehouse , Lily…

  20. The Juice Podcast: Big Sean vs. Justin Bieber, Wale, Frank Ocean & Jay Z's Tidal

    April 10, 2015 2:50 PM EDT On episode 39 of The Juice Podcast, media personality Nile " LowKey " Ivey and BET’s Taj Rani join me to discuss the week's R&B/hip-hop trending topics. We put the spotlight Big Sean 's alleged reaction to Justin Bieber getting a little too close to Ariana Grande .…

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