The MMG rapper has put out three albums and eight mixtapes. Here are our favorites tracks.
How can you not love Wale? Who else but the Maybach Music Group rapper can drop Manute Bol in a romantic track? Plus, he's put out two -- two! -- mixtapes based on 'Seinfeld.' Wale's latest album, 'The Gifted,' might be his most ambitious yet. The first single, 'Bad,' featuring Tiara, is a banger. But still, we feel there are five previous album releases that are better. Here they are...
5. Slight Work (feat. Big Sean)
Coming off Wale's second album, 'Ambition,' the song 'Slight Work' featured a beat by Diplo and a guest verse by Big Sean. But it was Wale who professed, "And I'm all that, hit the passenger door/Shawty was Pinkberry sweet and I ain't lactose."
4. Nike Boots
In this heavy-hearted single, Wale shines a spotlight on his hometown, Washington, DC, and its troubles, especially the violence between his brothers. "We all here," Wale raps, "from the dealers to the kids/To the squares to the fly, one thing we are aligned with/Black on black Nikes that represent the lifeless lives."
3. Lotus Flower Bomb (feat. Miguel)
Yes, it's Wale doing what Wale does best (hitting on chicks). And yes, it's got Miguel on it. But what really puts 'Lotus Flower Bomb,' a track about making time with a special lady, is its reference to the Sandra Bullock classic, 'Love Potion #9.'
2. Pretty Girls
It's no secret. Wale digs pretty girls. It doesn't matter if she's "Asian, Black, Caucasian, or Blasian/Persuasing so amazing, it's amazing." Yes, amazing.
1. Chillin (feat Lady Gaga)
This is how most of the mainstream world got to meet Wale, who kicked in the door with his debut album 'Attention Deficit.' "They keep sayin' whale, but my name Wale," he raps, with Lady Gaga singing the hook and the bridge. He may not have had LV on his luggage back then, but he probably does now.
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