Wale Taps Chris Brown For Swaggering “Angles” Single

Grammy-nominated multi-platinum artist Wale teams with Chris Brown for the swaggering new single “Angles” on Warner Records. With flirty wordplay and an anthemic hook, the song feels ready-made for soundtrack summer parties. It’s also a reminder of the D.C. stalwart’s knack for making sunny, romantic rap hits. Listen to “Angles”HERE

Pacman da Gunman Drops Off “One Piece” Ft. Wale

Pacman da Gunman of Nipsey Hussle’s All Money In No Money Out Records is an artist that has been a cornerstone of LA’s recent wave of outstanding talent. Building off his release of “Zero Tolerance” with Nipsey Hussle and Mozzy, and “Did That” with Icewear Vezzo, Pacman is really only just starting to get the notoriety he deserves. “One Piece” is the last single before his ‘Less is More’ EP drops on June 11th. The single features a collab with another legend in Wale, who hops on this bouncy track, sure to be played as the clubs begin to re-open. Stream the track here.

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Rolling Loud Recruits Travis, Post & Rocky to Headline Star-Studded Miami 2021 Lineup

Bringing together the game’s biggest stars and most exciting risers, a Rolling Loud lineup perfectly encapsulates the current rap zeitgeist. Outdoing themselves for their first live event since 2019, Rolling Loud announces the lineup for Miami 2021, featuring over 130 of the hottest acts in hip-hop. Keeping much of the original 2020 lineup intact, including headliners Travis Scott, Post Malone and A$AP Rocky, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 is a triumphant return for live rap music, and a coming out party for risers and new superstars eager to play in front of a festival crowd. The sixth Rolling Loud festival in Miami, where it started as a humble 1-day event in Bayfront Park, Rolling Loud Miami 2021 will occur on July 23rd-25th at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL.

Along with the headliners, the Miami 2021 festival brings rap superstars like Lil Baby, 21 Savage, DaBaby, Young Thug, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Uzi Vert, and Playboi Carti, ascendant artists like Roddy Ricch, Rod Wave, Lil Tjay, Pooh Shiesty, Polo G, Ski Mask The Slump God, City Girls, and Coi Leray, buzzworthy names like $NOT, Toosii, 42 Dugg, Blxst, Sheff G, Sleepy Hallow, Rubi Rose, Hotboii, and Bfb Da Packman, and veteran icons like Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, T-Pain, Curren$y, Fetty Wap, and Wale. 

The upcoming event is the first Rolling Loud in the festival’s hometown of Miami since 2019, after the 2020 festival was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the 2021 edition, Rolling Loud will honor all passes for fans who held onto their 2020 tickets, and will grant refunds to ticket-holders who are no longer able to attend. Limited tickets for the 2021 festival will be available for sale at 12 PM ET on April 23rd.

During the pandemic, with no live show possibilities in sight, Rolling Loud pivoted to become a heavy-hitter in the world of Livestreaming, drawing millions of unique viewers and landing multiple events in Pollstar’s Year-End Livestream Chart. Rolling Loud has hosted three multi-day “Loud Stream” festivals on Twitch, with headliners like Trippie Redd, Swae Lee, Gunna, Ski Mask The Slump God, Fetty Wap, and Lil Skies. Rolling Loud uses their official Twitch channel to drive and comment on rap culture, welcoming special guests to weekly programming like The Rotation, The Leak, Got Bars?, and more.

The well-being of Rolling Loud attendees, employees, and artists is of the utmost importance. Rolling Loud Miami 2021 will proceed to the extent permitted by local authorities.

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Wale And Gunna Link For New Single “Flawed”

Today, GRAMMY®-nominated rapper Wale links up with ascendant Atlanta star Gunna for new single “Flawed” on Warner Records. Accompanied by a captivating black-and-white video, “Flawed” is a poignant breakup song cast in the misty middle ground between rap and R&B. Together, Wale and Gunna capture the pain of reminiscing while you’re walking out the door.Get it HERE.

Like past Wale hits, “Flawed” is emotionally raw and insightful. Reflecting on a breakup, he outlines why this relationship won’t work, sadly but assuredly rapping and singing. Long after the song ends, his powerful hook resonates: “Everybody flawed, I could never need you.” Directed by Joseph Desrosiers and Melissa Forde (Rihanna), the music video parallels the single’s ache. Separately, Wale and Gunna suffer the turmoil of drawn-out romantic splits. But the video ends with the duo together, and the women they’ve left behind in the background as Young Thug makes a surprise appearance. Watch it HERE

Queen Naija & Wale Team Up On “Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix”

Multi-Platinum artist Wale joins Queen Naija “Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix.” While Queen’s warm vocals celebrate enduring love, Wale’s verse tells a story of early infatuation flaming and then fizzling out, leaving him with the realization that he was just a side thing. Since arriving in 2006, Wale has consistently gone against the grain, releasing a series of albums that include the Billboard 200-topping The Gifted  and The Album About Nothing and 2019’s Wow…That’s Crazy, which includes the No. 1 single “On Chill” ft. Jeremih. Download / stream “Butterflies Pt. 2 Remix” HERE. View the visualizer HERE.

Released in March 2020, “Butterflies Pt. 2” is the hypnotic sequel to Queen Naija’s “Butterflies,” which was one of three Platinum-certified singles from her self-titled debut EP, released in 2018 by Capitol Music Group. “Butterflies Pt. 2” landed on the biggest R&B playlists on four major platforms and has already surpassed 33 million cumulative global streams.
Shot in Atlanta, the “Butterflies Pt. 2” video traces the many stages of a relationships. Directed by Roger Alexander of AlphaMale Visualz (T.I, Rick Ross, 2chainz), it stars Queen and her boyfriend Clarence White. RESPECT. Magazine noted, “[The video] seamlessly reflects the vulnerability of the track itself. Over acoustic guitar-laced minimal production by Rice N’ Peas (Kiana Ledé, Bazzi), emotion shines through the verses as she confesses, ‘I still get butterflies.’” View HERE.

With the arrival of her 2018 self-titled debut EP, Queen emerged as an unstoppable new force in the R&B world. Having clocked over 800 million combined global streams to date, Queen Naija features three Platinum-certified singles: “Butterflies,” “Karma” and her breakthrough hit “Medicine”—an independently released smash that made its staggering debut at No. 45 on the Billboard Hot 100, a nearly-unheard-of achievement for an unsigned artist. Along with debuting at No. 1 on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, Queen was hailed as “the first soul star of the social media generation” by The New York Times, and earned major recognition in the 2019 awards season with nominations for Top R&B Artist at the Billboard Music Awards, Best New Artist at the BET Awards and three nods at the iHeartRadio Music Awards. Now boasting over a billion combined global streams, the 24-year-old Detroit-area native is gearing up for the release her full-length debut.

Wale Makes A Powerful Statement With New EP ‘The Imperfect Storm’

After protesting on the front lines, Wale couldn’t stay silent. Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement on the streets, he hit the studio and quickly recorded a brand new surprise project, The Imperfect Storm. Fittingly, it impacts on Juneteenth—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. It’s available now via Warner Records. Get it HERE.

 Among these six tracks, the GRAMMY®-nominated rapper/actor/poet rhymes with a revolutionary spark and his ancestor’s spirit. On the single “June 5th / QueenZnGodZ,” his heartfelt flow burns bright over a beat, punctuated by laidback keys and bass. He confesses, “I try to watch the news, but I’m lashing out” before crying out, “Yo America, tuck your shirt in, your devil is showing.” The powerful, poetic, and politically charged piece spans the intense one-two punch of “MOVIN DIFFERENT” through a liberating finale on “MAAJO.” 

 Wale enlisted Kenny Huyng (@shadowmoses) for the equally provocative cover art. In the background, protestors assemble in darkness as flames rise from a fallen street sign towards a cloud-covered sky, signaling the oncoming storm. This week, BET announced that Wale’s #1 single “On Chill” [feat. Jeremih] is nominated for “Best Collaboration.” The 2020 BET Music Awards air on June 28th on BET and CBS.  

Wale Releases Video For “Sue Me” Feat. Kelly Price

Making a statement like only he can at exactly 2:02 PM ET, which signifies his 202 D.C. area code, Wale reveals the provocative and powerful seven-minute short film for his latest single “Sue Me” (feat. Kelly Price). Watch it HERE. The song stands out as the opening track of his critically acclaimed 2019 opus, Wow… That’s Crazy [Warner Records]—available HERE

The GRAMMY® Award-nominated rapper/actor/poet recruited renowned designer and creative director Kerby Jean-Raymond [Pyer Moss] behind the camera as director. The surreal clip depicts an alternate reality where typical tropes of the African American urban experience become completely inverted. The inner city narrative follows a struggling white teen, played by Oscar nominee Lucas Hedges [Manchester By The Sea, Honey Boy, Waves], who sees life on the other side for the first time. Reimagining brand names, a “White People Meet” billboard watches over the sprawl as the protagonist visits a “Morebucks Coffee” only to be forcibly escorted out as Wale films the reversed racial profiling on his phone. The climax proves utterly thought-provoking, to say the least. 

Wale said, “What if you could walk through a day in the life of an average African American young man? What would you see? What would you hear? What would you face? We wanted to redefine the whole narrative and allow everybody to step into these shoes. I’ve never been more proud of a video than what we did here. Kerby really brought this vision to life, and Reebok helped make it a reality. I hope it makes you think a little. While you’re thinking, stay safe and stay home!”

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