Washington DC’s Wale has been causing a stir with his mixtapes of late and this video seals the deal. A freestyle over Justice’s D.A.N.C.E turns into a multimedia homage to Seinfeld, Star Wars, Gnarls Barkley using the original video as a stylistic jumping off point.
In fact his new mixtape The Mixtape About Nothing has a distinctly Seinfeld theme from the cover art to the samples to the rap thematics. If you are looking for a reference for his voice, it reminds me of Lupe Fiasco. It features production from Mark Ronson and appearances from Clipse’s Pusha T, The Roots, Bun B and Lil Wayne. You can listen and download here.
Wale – W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E. (from 100 Miles and Runnin’)
Wale – The Feature Heavy Song feat. Pusha T, Bun B and Tre from UCB (from A Mixtape about Nothing)
100 Miles and Runnin’
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