Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale Reconnect for ‘Make It Work’

Things are looking up for Maybach Music Group. Wale has a new album on the way, and Meek Mill is almost done with house arrest. Self Made…
Brian Josephs / June 8, 2016

The Game Taps Rick Ross, Diddy, 2 Chainz, and More for an All-Star #Ferguson Song

The Game tapped an incredible array of talent for a new song dedicated to Mike Brown and the fallout in Ferguson following the unarmed teen's…
Chris Martins / August 28, 2014

Miguel and Wale Cover Elton John’s ‘Bennie and the Jets’

A "Super Deluxe" version of Elton John's landmark 1973 album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road drops next week, which features a bonus disc of contemporary artists…
Mike Ayers / March 21, 2014

There Is a ‘Game of Thrones’ Rap Mixtape and Big Boi Is on It

HBO's hit fantasy series Game of Thrones has fans in acts like CHVRCHES, the National, and the Hold Steady, each of whom have covered or…
Dan Reilly / March 5, 2014

Miguel Scores Elton John Cover, NSFW Video for Big Sean’s ‘Ashley’

Miguel is making moves to secure a huge 2014 for himself. The Los Angeles-based singer/producer is aiming to release his third album this year, and…
Chris Martins / January 31, 2014

Rick Ross’ Maybach Crew Hit With Huge Lawsuit Over London Concert

Trouble just seems to follow Rick Ross wherever he goes. If it's not a massive criminal organization with chapters in just about any city the…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2013

Who Charted? Jay-Z Outsells Everyone Except JT, Ciara Makes a Worthy Return

First! He's got 99 problems, but going No. 1 ... eh, you get the idea. Jay-Z, no surprise, has the biggest album of the week with Magna…
Chris Martins / July 17, 2013

Who Charted? J. Cole Conquers Kanye, Jay-Z Is Poised to Retake the Throne

First! We may not be the biggest fans of his incessant emotional wallowing and general lack of fire, but J. Cole is to be applauded for…
Chris Martins / July 10, 2013

Who Charted? Wale’s Ugly Bust Pushes ‘Yeezus’ Off of Its Pedestal

First! Some weeks, the charts move in mysterious ways. This is very much one of those weeks. Today, Wale sits atop the Billboard 200 with The…
Chris Martins / July 3, 2013

Wale, ‘The Gifted’ (Maybach Music Group/Atlantic)

Wale can't live without his Tom Ford Black Orchid cologne. It's been his perma-scent since Rick Ross shared aroma secrets during an ostensibly all-night bender…
Jeff Weiss / June 27, 2013

10 Albums You Can Hear Now: Smith Westerns, Wale, Bosnian Rainbows, and Transplants

It's Wednesday! That means we've rounded up 10 new, streamable albums for your listening pleasure. Strap on a pair of headphones and dive in below.1) Smith…
Kyle McGovern / June 19, 2013

Poor Decision-Makers Rick Ross, Wale, and Lupe Fiasco Rap About ‘Poor Decisions’

The rapping gentlemen amassed for the new Maybach Music Group single "Poor Decisions" should each know a thing or two about that song's titular subject.Rick…
Chris Martins / June 4, 2013

Hear Rihanna Add Sultry Star Power to Wale’s Smash Single ‘Bad’

Wale's "Bad" has been the biggest song on rap and R&B radio this year, but it was originally an obscure song by a singer named…
Jordan Sargent / June 4, 2013

Rihanna’s ‘Unapologetic’ Sells a Milli, Becomes Her Sixth Platinum Album

Rihanna's Unapologetic has officially gone platinum in the U.S., meaning it's her sixth album to sell a million or more copies. To understand just how remarkable…
Chris Martins / May 31, 2013

No, Jerry Seinfeld, Rap and Standup Aren’t the Same Thing

What makes Seinfeld such an utterly '90s show is its very nothing-ness. An era of economic boom and post-Cold War pax Americana made humor that was about something feel…
Marc Hogan / February 22, 2013

Wale Beefs With Toronto Raptors Announcer Over ‘He’s Not Drake’ Dis

The Toronto Raptors don't get much love in the rap world. The Canadian NBA team barely registerd on SPIN's Which NBA Team's Roster Has the…
Kyle McGovern / February 20, 2013

Grammys 2013: Who Should Win the Big Categories

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards are almost upon us! Hey, we'd love to help you with your office pools and living room side-bets with some…
Christopher R. Weingarten / February 7, 2013

Why Jerry Seinfeld Will Be on Wale’s Next Rap Mixtape

Four years before Wale aligned himself with Maybach Music and dropped "Lotus Flower Bomb," the rapper first burst onto the blogosphere with The Mixtape About Nothing,…
Daniel Kreps / January 18, 2013

Wale Finds ‘Heaven in the Afternoon’ Inside His Backpack

Wale may have go-go music on the mind these days, but his new Folarin mixtape offers more of the amped-up backpack rap that gave the Washington, D.C.
Chris Martins / December 27, 2012

Lollapalooza 2012 Fieldnotes: Vomit, Farts, & One Whiny Wale

Sure, we covered every important performance of Lollapalooza's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. But the most vital part of any concert happens everywhere but the stage.
SPIN Staff / August 6, 2012
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