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Wale Speaks On KiD CuDi, Rick Ross & More

blame it on Meka April 27, 2011

Wale and Complex got together for a spot of tea and a brief interview. Some choice quotes:

“[CuDi and I] just felt like it’s time. Like, ‘Man, we used to be cool. We used to hang every day. Fuck all the bullshit.’ We both had a little bit of turmoil in our lives, but we’re both in a happy place now.”

“I’m the deep-thinking, spend too much money on sneakers, member of Maybach Music. I’m not out there trying to do what Pill’s doing or Rozay’s doing. I am the deep-thinking, overly analytical–maybe sometimes emotional—but it’s that same emotional as ‘Pac for me. What they call emotional now, they call it whining.”

“In [the Internet] world they’re fickle. They like me, but very conditionally.”

“But I hope the fans understand that the album’s not going to sound like a hundred Lex Luger beats and Wale. It’s going to sound the way Attention Deficit meant to sound. It’s still going to have the great syntax. I still want to work with K’Naan. But you know how hard it was to get such and such in the studio before? Such and such ain’t no problem now. No problem. But this time now, I’m at the point where I realize I don’t need such and such. I could do my whole album with any producer. I’m so in a zone right now. When I signed with Warner and they heard my new songs, even they were surprised. They were like, ‘I didn’t know Wale was like that.'”

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