Wale fans are in for a treat: the hip-hop star has new music in the works.
“I’m dropping a video on Tuesday (July 31) for my single ‘Black Bonnie’ and I’m definitely going to drop a new music project very very soon,” he told Billboard backstage at the Los Angeles stop of the Careers in Entertainment Tour, where he participated in a panel to help educate high school and college youth on what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.
The rapper, who says he’s currently in “a very creative space,” revealed that he’s been in the studio every day for the past two months. “I’m always working,” he says. He tells his followers to keep their eyes glued to his Instagram and Twitter accounts for updates about when he will be releasing new tunes.
The “No Hands” performer is also working on a new endeavor in the cinematic world. But, as he told the audience at Saturday’s panel, rising to the top in today’s entertainment world takes persistence.
“Right now I’m trying to get into film and there have been some walls in front of me that I wasn’t expecting, that I probably wouldn’t have had to go through five or ten years ago,” he says. “It’s a difficult industry. It’s also small. There’s regular Hollywood and there’s black Hollywood and trying to find your way is tough. There are certain circles. There is no rhyme or reason why this person got this role or why this person is. It’s really hard to explain.”
But Wale did admit that he’s been having fun making the jump. “I was on Crashing last season. That was fun. We turned down some roles but we’re doing some things in film here and there. If we’re both lucky, you’ll see me [on screen],” he said.