Wale is currently on a promotional tour for his 3rd studio album The Gifted, released on June 25. The album features collaborations with Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, Rihanna, J Cole, Cee-Lo Green and more including the hit single “Bad”.
Wale chopped it up with 92Q’s Rap Attack crew to talk about the excitement surrounding his new album, what the loss of Meek mill’s protege Lil Snupe means to the future of hip hop, the departure of Tiara Thomas plus that infamous IG photo of himself, J Cole and Kendrick Lamar picstitched above Kanye, Jay Z and Nas among other things.
Wale recalls being on his way into a radio interview in Atlanta when he learned the news of Lil Snupe‘s death.
“That just goes to show that when you get the opportunity to leave the hood, ain’t no ‘keep it real’… naw keep it alive, keep it safe…. It’s real out here.” – Wale