[Throwback Hip-Hop] Wale – The Crazy


Let us remember a simpler time from before when Wale hadn’t fallen off yet (another gem of his below). From Wale’s fourth and arguably, most successful release “The Mixtape About Nothing” helped further increase Wale’s hype as he began to rise as a new artist.This hype would eventually be his downfall as once Wale achieved mainstream success, his signature sound would be lost from its more independent, underground beginnings. Don’t get me wrong, several other artists have committed this musical sin as well. A few that come to mind are some artists who were on the come-up in my early college years: Wiz Khalifa (a shame really) or KiD CuDi. Not all were sunk by this however, some artists even kept their original sound, or lost it but still rose to popularity, a la Big Sean, Juicy J, 2 Chainz the list goes on…

Wale’s follow-up “More About Nothing” continued the Seinfeld theme from the last tape and, despite a few gems, did not achieve its predecessor’s acclaims. Nevertheless, one of the better songs “The Break-Up Song” is one of the few that reminds us of Wale’s “old” sound. Even more so in his first inital breakout single that launched him into the spotlight around 2007 “Nike Boots (Remix ft. Lil’ Wayne)

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