Continuing a momentous 2019, Grammy-nominated rapper/actor/agitator Wale taps into his African roots with a new track entitled “Love & Loyalty” [feat. Mannywellz]. Produced by Sango, the infectious sound breaks down global sonic boundaries and pays homage to Nigerian church hymns. Wale fittingly chose to drop this banger today (October 1st) in honor of Nigerian Independence Day. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
The song sets the stage for next week’s release of Wale’s anxiously awaited new album, and first for Warner Records, Wow…That’s Crazy—available everywhere on Friday October 11th. The pre-order and pre-save just went live with unlocked merchandise bundles and exclusive packages HERE.
Regarding the music, he commented, “‘Love & Loyalty’ has no genre, but several influences. There are so many melodies in the hook that remind me of Nigerian church. It’s very unique and brings me back to that every time I hear it.”
Wale’s current hit single “On Chill” [feat. Jeremih] is #1 at Urban Radio with 197 million in total audience after only 9 weeks on the charts! Featured on the hottest Hip-Hop and R&B playlists across all DSPs, it’s approaching 164 million streams. Watch the Daniel CZ-directed music video HERE.
Wale kicked off his tour last night! Check out the “Everything Is Fine Tour” itinerary below and purchase tickets on Wale’s website www.walemusic.com.
Monday September 30 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live
Tuesday October 1 – Orlando, FL – Celine
Thursday October 3 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
Friday October 4 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Monday October 7- Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Tuesday October 8 – Charlottesville, VA – Sprint Pavilion
Wednesday October 9 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Thursday October 10 – Philadelphia, PA – TLA
Saturday October 12 – Queens, NY- Rolling Loud Festival New York
Monday October 14 – Boston MA – Paradise Rock Club
Wednesday October 16 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
Thursday October 17 – Chicago, IL – Concord (Subject to change)
Friday October 18 – Detroit, MI – El Club
Monday October 21 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theater
Thursday October 24 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzanine
Saturday October 26 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
There’s only one Wale. Since arriving in 2006, he has consistently gone against the grain. An old school lyricist with new school energy, otherworldly hooks and a sense of irony tailormade for its own Seinfeld episode, he instantly set himself apart. 2008’s inventive Mixtape About Nothing cemented him as a critical favorite and preceded the major label debut Attention Deficit in 2009. Bowing at #2 on the Billboard Top 200, the now-classic and gold-certified Ambition yielded the GRAMMY® Award-nominated platinum-selling “Lotus Flower Bomb.” Two more blockbusters followed as The Gifted  and The Album About Nothing  both crashed the Billboard Top 200 at #1 back-to-back. Shine  gave the world “My PYT,” which is RIAA certified platinum, as Wale continued dropping heat. Along the way, Wale covered magazines such as Complex, Billboard, XXL and Vibe, and would receive honors at the BET Awards, BET Hip-Hop Awards, Soul Train Awards and more. To date, Wale has achieved four platinum or multi-platinum singles, three gold singles and two gold albums. Wale has over 7 million monthly listeners on Spotify and has reached over half a billion channel views on YouTube.
Wale also made history as “the first rapper to open the State Of The Union,” gracing the stage with an unforgettable performance before President Obama’s final State Of The Union Address. A regular guest of the First Family, he participated in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Reach Higher” initiative for higher education as well. Expanding his cultural influence, Wale teamed up with Villa for a limited-edition line of sneakers. These included the Asics “Bottle Rocket,” the Timberland “Gift Box Set” and the VILLA x Wale x ASIC Gel Lyte III “IC Champion.” Wale’s label imprint, Every Blue Moon, encompasses the scope of his creative vision with musicians, comedians and screenwriters under its umbrella.
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