En ce moment, dans les quelques noms qui tournent dans la galaxie hip-hop aux Etats-Unis, un semble faire l’unanimité: Wale. Prononcez Wa-ley, Messieurs-Dames, le tout jeune MC de 24 ans, originaire de Washington DC, avait déjà fait les titres de la <> de The Source en 2005. Voilà l’homme en pleine ascension sur cette Mixtape About Nothing, abondante, sortie ce 30 mai, et pour vos oreilles cette semaine. S’éloignant du go-go crunky des débuts, Wale tire partout, samples jazz, beats étouffés, south-music et soul enérvée, le tout majoritairement produit par Best Kept Secret et mixé par Nick Catchdubs. Une bonne Tape rutilante.

 Wale mixtape about nothing

The Mixtape About Nothing Tracklisting:
01. “The Opening Title Sequence” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
02. “The Roots Song Wale Is On” f. Chrisette Michele (produced by ?uestlove & James Poyser)
03. “The Feature Heavy Song” f. Bun B, Pusha T and Tre from UCB (produced by Best Kept Secret)
04. “The Freestyle (Roc Boys)”
05. “The Perfect Plan” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
06. “The Kramer” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
07. “The Crazy” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
08. “The Vacation From Ourselves” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
09. “The Remake of A Remake (All I Need)” f. Tawiah (produced by Mark Ronson)
10. “The Grown Up” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
11. “The Manipulation” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
12. “The Artistic Integrity” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
13. “The Star”
14. “The Skit (Untz Untz)”
15. “The Cliche Lil Wayne Feature (It’s The Remix baby!)” (produced by Osinachi)
16. “The Bmore Club Slam” (produced by Scottie B)
17. “The Chicago Falcon Remix” f. The Budos Band (produced by Mark Ronson & Eli Escobar)
18. “The Hype” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
19. “The End Credits” (produced by Best Kept Secret)
      Wale / The Mixtape About Nothing