Wale. Highline Ballroom. NYC. 2010.
They call him “The MC” and he wore the crown well on a late summer’s night in NYC. Wale, the wordsmith known for somethin’ about Nothing, assailed a hyped crowd that included die-hard hip hop heads (cameraphone lights all a-glo), girls looking for a glimpse, and none other than his comrade-in-arms J.Cole. With UCB, his go-go band, behind him, Wale brought a heavy dose of DC wordplay to an enraptured NYC crowd. As he gets ready to release the follow-up to Attention Deficit, we’re hanging on every word.