Published Jan 29, 2009If you heard Washington, DC rapper Wale's fantastic Seinfeld-themed mixtape, The Mixtape About Nothing, last year, then you know that Wale's debut full-length album is something to be very excited about. Based on the MC's humorous, provocative wordplay alone, his album will be a breath of fresh air when too many big name rappers are singing their Auto-Tuned hearts out.
To add some more excitement to the wait, Pitchfork has just revealed that, among a long list of producers, including Mark Ronson, Cool & Dre, Glitch Mob, Green Lantern and many others, the album will also include two songs produced by TV On The Radio guitarist and all-around whiz Dave Sitek.
In an interview with the site, Wale opened up about his time with Sitek, saying, ""It happened so fast. Once I got into the studio, I picked a beat out immediately, then another one." Then, speaking of the album in general, he said, "It really pushes the envelope further, as far as musicianship goes. The creativity level has got to be stepped up in 2009 for other artists."
While no official release date has been set, Wale says he'd like the album to come out this spring. Of course, in the language of most hip-hop musicians, that means it probably won't actually come out until some time in 2010.
Wale "Artistic Integrity"