1. Here's What BTS' Famous Friends Had to Say During Their Comeback Show

    September 21, 2017 9:23 AM EDT 0 0 0 Amid all of the hype for their new album, Love Yourself: Her , BTS took over Korean TV channel MNET for a live screening of their comeback show. "This is the first time for us to have our own show as a comeback," Rap Monster said in Englis ...

  2. BTS' 11 Most Socially Conscious Songs Before 'Go Go'

    September 18, 2017 9:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 BTS is known for being one of the rare K-pop groups that tackle social issues in an industry where political disengagement is the norm for idols. Their subject matter has changed as they’ve matured as a group, but they’ve been addressing problems in ...

  3. Sean Don of Rhyming: Big Sean's 7 Best Rap Features

    August 11, 2017 4:09 PM EDT 0 0 0 Big Sean has been able to stand alone as one of the greatest MCs to come from Detroit, but he also knows how to be a team player. His expert word choice and unique “Supa Dupa” flow impressed hip-hop enthusiasts nationwide before his debut project,  ...

  4. Skrillex & Wale Recruited by DJ Sliink for 'Saint Laurent': Listen

    August 04, 2017 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jersey Club producer DJ Sliink  taps the big guns for his latest release, recruiting Skrillex  and Wale for "Saint Laurent". The bone-rattling record comes out via Skrillex's OWSLA imprint and flexes a cold, urban aesthetic.  As oppos ...

  5. BET Launches New Concert Series BETX on the Road: DMV - Exclusive

    July 13, 2017 9:33 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a thank you to fans -- while building anticipation for its 2018 Experience festival -- BET Networks is announcing a new concert event, BETX on the Road: DMV. Wale will headline the first show in the concert series, taking place in Washington, D.C ...

  6. Mint Condition's Stokley Talks Prince, Touring With The Revolution & Taking His Career to the Next 'Level'

    July 12, 2017 4:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Between crisscrossing the country on tour with Prince ’s The Revolution, Stokley released his first solo album, Introducing Stokley . So who is Stokley? For the uninitiated, Stokley (full name: Stokley Williams) is the lead singer for another equall ...

  7. Steve Aoki Announces 'Kolony' Collaborative LP With Gucci Mane, Migos, Yellow Claw & More

    June 16, 2017 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Aoki is back on the collaborative tip, and he is swinging for the stars. The long-haired dance star announced Kolony, a 10-track album chock-full of A-list appearances from the rap world. ILOVEMAKONNEN, Gucci Mane , T-Pain , 2 Chainz , Lil Uzi ...

  8. Watch Wale Flex His Spanish-Speaking Skills in 'Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)' Video With J. Balvin

    June 14, 2017 12:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 After moving up the release date for his fifth studio effort  Shine  and gifting fans the album in April, Wale has been dodging any hateration about first-week numbers and shining his own way. For his latest music video for the Spanglish track " ...

  9. Wale's Bodyguard Facing Illegal Firearm Charges

    May 30, 2017 10:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 A bodyguard for rapper Wale has been accused of carrying a loaded firearm near a Boston nightclub without a license and has been arrested. The Boston Globe reports Eric Miller pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including unlawful possession of ...

  10. Wale Lights Up Irving Plaza for Shine Tour Stop in New York City

    May 26, 2017 12:12 PM EDT 0 0 0 Wale fans refused to let a rainy evening spoil their Thursday night plans (May 25) as concert-goers with umbrellas in tow packed New York City’s Irving Plaza for the rapper's Shine tour stop.  To kick off the show, opener Rotimi  -- known for h ...

  11. Wale on Fatherhood, His Rap Legacy & Fifth Studio Effort 'Shine': 'Nobody Can Tell Me I Made a Bad Album'

    May 09, 2017 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 1 After torching Atlanta and Raleigh with fiery performances for his Shine tour, Wale is brimming with confidence. Instead of recharging on his day off, the 32-year-old rapper born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was fulfilling press obligations -- inclu ...

  12. Wale Addresses 'Shine' First-Week Sales, J. Cole Track on Complex's 'Everyday Struggle'

    May 08, 2017 4:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 It was a Thursday night when Wale  heard J. Cole 's "False Prophets," a song the Internet widely perceived as a subliminal at the DMV rapper. He was even on the phone with the Fayetteville MC before it happened. "We was talking a ...

  13. Stream Wale's New Album 'Shine' Featuring Lil Wayne, Travis Scott, J Balvin, Chris Brown & More

    April 28, 2017 9:42 AM EDT 0 0 0 Instead of waiting until May 5  to drop his new project Shine , Wale  moved up the release of his fifth studio album on Friday (April 28).  For his latest endeavor, the "Ambition" lyricist gifted fans a slew of singles including "Runn ...

  14. Rick Ross, Wale & Young Thug Deliver Hype Performance of 'Trap, Trap, Trap' on 'The Tonight Show'

    April 27, 2017 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 A month after dropping his  Rather Than You Than Me album,  Rick Ross kept the momentum going on Wednesday night (Apr. 26) by teaming up with Wale and Young Thug for a high-octane performance of "Trap, Trap, Trap" on The Tonight Show Starr ...

  15. Wale Moves Up 'Shine' Album Release Date

    April 27, 2017 10:34 AM EDT 0 0 0 During an interview and listening session with   Genius  Wednesday night (April 26), Wale announced that he is moving up his album release date to this Friday (April 28). An hour into the session, the D.C. rapper tweeted that the love from his fans ...

  16. Wale Sets 'Shine' Album Release Date for May

    April 06, 2017 12:28 PM EDT 0 0 0 After flooding SoundCloud with a slew of offerings like " Groundhog Day " and " Folarin Like " among others, Wale is ready to drop his new album  Shine  this May. The Atlantic Records signee's fifth studio effort will host s ...

  17. Wale & BTS' Rap Monster Team Up for Politically Tinged 'Change': Watch

    March 20, 2017 6:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Months after connecting over Twitter, Wale and BTS ’ Rap Monster teamed up to release “Change” on Sunday. The track is an East-meets-West, politically fraught banger filled with the pair’s hopes for a better world. “Change” features Rap Monster, dub ...

  18. Pregame for Wale's Album With 'Before I Shine' Mixtape

    March 15, 2017 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 Going purely off his recent string of releases from " Running Back " to " Fashion Week ," Wale has so many loosies in the stash. Perhaps that's why it's no surprise the D.C. rep has released a new mixtape before his alb ...

  19. Ice Cube & DeRay Davis Talk VH1's 'Hip Hop Squares', Tupac's Rock Hall Induction & Possibility of Another 'Friday'

    March 13, 2017 12:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Monday night (March 13), Ice Cube will unveil a new version of Hip Hop Squares on VH1. With Cube serving as the show’s executive producer, he hopes to remix the game show, which was on-air for one season in 2012 on MTV2. Hosted by comedian and ac ...

  20. Wale Unveils The Shine Tour Dates

    March 07, 2017 4:58 PM EST 0 0 0 Wale 's schedule for 2017 just got tighter. On Tuesday (March 7), the D.C. native announced The Shine Tour, which starts May 5 in support of his forthcoming fifth album  SHINE. For the trek, Wale will be touching down in major cities including ...

  21. Wale & G-Eazy Release Runway-Ready 'Fashion Week': Listen

    February 24, 2017 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 Since the top of the year, Wale has been on a hot streak with new music. He continues his run by hitting the runaway with G-Eazy for his new release "Fashion Week."  "Ah, find me a Kendall Jenner, I'll be a gentleman to her," ...

  22. Wale Remixes Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You': Listen

    February 15, 2017 11:35 AM EST 0 0 0 Even though Wale has been actively pushing his new single "Running Back" with Lil Wayne , the D.C. native is still churning out remixes to some of his favorite records. On Tuesday night (Feb. 14), Wale tackled Ed Sheeran 's  Hot 100 N ...

  23. Wale & Lil Wayne Team Up for 'Running Back' Video: Watch

    February 07, 2017 10:42 AM EST 0 0 0 After releasing his " Groundhog Day " video last week, Wale returns with his booming single "Running Back" featuring Lil Wayne . In the colorful visual, the Washington, D.C. rapper, who used to hit the gridiron as a player in col ...

  24. Wale Believes the Music Industry 'Will Take Your Soul'

    January 30, 2017 12:44 PM EST 0 0 0 On Sunday (Jan. 29), Wale 's candor was on full display when he voiced his disdain for the music industry in a now deleted post on Instagram, according to  VIBE . "Tired. I'm tired. I tried," he started. "This music industry ...

  25. Maggie Rogers, Nicky Jam & More Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday

    January 20, 2017 1:51 PM EST 0 0 0 Every week, Spotify updates their "New Music Friday" playlist, featuring 50 of the freshest new tracks hitting the service that week. On the heels of  Billboard 's partnership with the streaming giant, we'll be tapping Spotify� ...

  26. Wale & Lil Wayne Chase After Money Stacks on 'Running Back': Listen

    January 20, 2017 11:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Earlier this month, Wale performed his single "Running Back" with Lil Wayne on ESPN's First Take . Today (Jan. 20), the DC native provides the track in audio form in support of his forthcoming album S.H.I.N.E . "Running Back" ...

  27. Political Analyst Tomi Lahren Responds to Wale's 'Smile' Diss, Twitter Reacts

    January 05, 2017 11:06 AM EST 0 0 7 After delivering a scathing stab to political pundit Tomi Lahren on his new record "Smile,"   Wale found himself fielding several disses from the outspoken analyst on Twitter this past Wednesday (Jan. 4).  Wale ignited the feud when he rel ...

  28. Wale Debuts 'Running Back' With Lil Wayne on ESPN's 'First Take,' Releases the Phil Ade-Featuring 'Smile'

    January 03, 2017 3:32 PM EST 0 0 0 Since December, Wale  has released several noteworthy new tracks, including " Groundhog Day ," " Heisman Watch " and "Black Is Gold." To keep the momentum for his forthcoming album Shine  going, he performed "Runni ...

  29. Wale Shares Sports-Centric Track 'Heisman Watch'

    December 16, 2016 3:03 PM EST 0 0 0 Wale has been on a roll. After delivering " Groundhog Day ," " Black is Gold ," and the freestyle " Folarin Like " (the latter topping the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart ), the D.C. rapper flexes his sports savvy ...

  30. Wale Debuts at No. 1, Fifth Harmony Members Post Two Top 10s on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks

    December 14, 2016 5:27 PM EST 0 0 0 The rapper’s freestyle powers to a top debut, while Fifth Harmony rebounds. Plus, 5H members Lauren and Camila earn individual honors. Wale ’s “Folarin Like” debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Dec. 24) after the rappe ...

  31. Wale Continues to Take Shots at Naysayers on 'Folarin Like': Listen

    December 07, 2016 10:53 AM EST 0 0 0 Last week,  Wale  unleashed a lyrical onslaught with  "Groundhog Day,"  after speculation around the web suggested that he was the target on J.Cole's  "False Prophets" record . The DMV MC then returned with more heat on Tues ...

  32. Wale Drops 'Groundhog Day' in Response to J. Cole's 'False Prophets': Listen

    December 04, 2016 5:49 PM EST 0 0 0 Just a day after J. Cole fired shots on "False Prophets," Wale hit back with his own new song, "Groundhog Day." The rapper released "Groundhog Day" via Soundcloud on Saturday (Dec. 3), opening with a lyric directly refe ...

  33. ComplexCon Day 1 Panel Highlights: Wale on Sneakers, The Game and Wiz Khalifa on the Business of Weed & More

    November 06, 2016 11:29 AM EST 0 0 3 All was well in the LBC as patrons lined up around 11:00 a.m. to experience the first ever ComplexCon. The pop culture media company kicked off its two-day festival and trade show Saturday (Nov. 5) at the Long Beach Convention Center in California. ...

  34. 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 0 0 0 "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 b ...

  35. 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 0 0 0 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 tw ...

  36. Back to the Block: The DC Area ft. Wale

    Back to the Block: The DC Area ft. Wale

    August 05, 2016 3:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard + 1800 Tequila brought Wale back home to Washington D.C. for an exclusive free concert and to explore the DMV's hip-hop history.   Videos Wale Brightcove ...

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

    July 26, 2016 8:57 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 f ...

  38. 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 Forth ...

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

    June 10, 2016 7:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 trac ...

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

    June 09, 2016 3:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 Ros ...

  41. 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 lad ...

  42. Batman or Superman? Artists Pick Their Superhero Sides

    March 25, 2016 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 h ...

  43. 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'," &quo ...

  44. 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 "Ch ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 comp ...

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

    July 27, 2015 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 ...

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