More music from Smoke DZA. This time, he links up with Phil Ade and Wale to deliver some “Fiscal Thoughts.”
Wale drops a video from his recent EP to remind us that he’s not going anywhere. “Staying Power” finds the DMV rapper cruising around his home area with a pretty girl by his side while he rips this song.
First you got the audio of Wale taking on “Nas Is Like” for his own remix. Now you get the video.
Wale catches wreck over the “Nas Is Like” instrumental to deliver his version of the Nas and DJ Premier collaboration.
No, it’s not a diss. But Wale drops “Groundhog Day” in response to J. Cole’s “False Prophets” and addresses where he fits in the current state of hip hop hierarchy.
“The most highly underrated of my generation // Behind them Crooked Smiles, n*ggas neglect to embrace me // Respect is in order now, my liquor is more than y’all // You throwing them lil shots, we catching some cases” and “I remember me and Cole would open for Hov // Everyday A Star Is Born, I guess I died in the womb.”
Wale connects with Akomplice Clothing to drop this super dope Ski Suit and Mask capsule collection. This video explains how the collab came about
You can cop yours for $600 on Akomplice’s web site.
Lately, Wale has been moving fluidly between music, fashion and politics. Last week we saw Wale open for President Obama’s State of the Union Address, this week the DC native appears on screen with Akomplice co-owners, Mike and Patrick Liberty. The video documents a recent visit the Akomplice co-founders made to Wale’s home in the Hollywood Hills. There, the three wax poetic about their latest collaboration, the Wale x Akomplice ski suit and mask. In addition to shooting the collab’s lookbook, the three reflect on the significance of their collaboration and detail the diligence with which they approach the creative process. Push play to learn more about the project.