MMG artist Wale dropped his fourth album “The Album About Nothing” yesterday, and despite the success he has received thus far, Wale still believes he’s not getting as much credit is owed to him and his artistry.
During a recent interview with Billboard, the DC emcee had a lot to say in regards to the respect (or lack thereof) he gets from the industry.
“People ask, ‘Why do you check social-media comments?’ But what else do I have, bro? I don’t get no major articles. Nobody talks about Wale like that. So what do you do when you’re busting your ass and taking pills to stay up and be able to provide the right energy, and you’re not seeing the proper response?” said the rapper, who also opened up about his drug use and child-bearing struggles.
Despite having a pretty solid fan base, Wale still wants the respect he deserves within the industry.
“I’m okay with people not liking my music but provide an intelligent reason for why you like or don’t like something or you’re a hater or a d*ck-rider,” he stated. “This is my fourth album. I want some respect. I want to go to a party and not have Katy Perry tell her security to move me out of the f**kin’ way. We do the same thing. I know there’s no union in the music industry, but have some respect. I want people to be like, ‘Your album’s just as good as Kendrick [Lamar]’s or Esperanza Spalding or Beck.’ I work just as hard as them.”
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