What’s up citizens this ya guy Rob Markman with The Rob Report, where we break down music for the game’s hottest artists. Last week we checked out Action Bronson’s Mr. Wonderful and this week we’re going to get into Wale’s The Album About Nothing.
Wale really made a name for himself with 2008’s Seinfeld-themed The Mixtape About Nothing and now 7 years later the Double M Genius returns WITH Jerry Seinfeld himself for The Album About Nothing. Don’t let the title fool you though, there is plenty of substance and densely packed lyrics here. On “The Intro About Nothing” he sets the stage and lays out his ongoing growing pains.
Lyrically, Wale is at the top of rap’s food chain. There aren’t many MCs who pack their bars with these types of metaphors, smiles and double entrandres. If there is any place that The Album falls short it’s with the production. There’s nothing bad here, but Wale’s last album The Gifted was so musical rich and the beats on songs like “The One Time In Houston” and “The Need To Know” could’ve been fuller. Then we get “The Pessimist” with J Cole and things are all good again.
Overall I’m going to give The Album About Nothing a 9 out of 10. I’ll admit I’ve ALWAYS been a fan, so this one is exciting for me. But what do you think. I need you to hit me on Twitter @RobMarkman and let your opinion be known. I talk back.
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Watch what went down the last couple times Wale stopped by Sway in the Morning, below.