Wale’s Interscope Debut Coming In September

XXL Freshman alum Wale is scheduled to drop his debut album Attention: Deficit on September 22.

The disc will be released on Grammy-award-winning producer Mark Ronson’s Allido imprint via Interscope Records. Along with Ronson, the Washington, D.C. native has recruited a long list of heavyweights to provide the CD’s soundscape, including Sean C and LV, Dave Sitek of indie group TV on the Radio and Cool & Dre, who are responsible for Wale’s single “Chillin’” with Lady Gaga. Bun B, K’Naan, Marsha Ambrosius and Jazmine Sullivan were also drafted to share mic time with the rapper.

Yesterday (July 6) “Pretty Girls,” another cut from Attention Deficit, was leaked on the net.

Just last month Wale released his latest mixtape, Back to the Feature and held a listening session on his Twitter account (@Wale). The disc, which was offered for free online, included a laundry list of lyricists, such as Bun B, Beanie Sigel, Young Chris, Talib Kweli, Royce Da 5’9″, Joe Budden, Joell Ortiz, and Jean Grae.–Elan Mancini

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  • Mutada al sader the king

    Least he’s got a release date. Good for him

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

    no matter how much i listen to this cat I don’t see what the big deal is? anyway fuck it thats a good look.he still look like the son of the jamaican pirate off pirates of the carribean.

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    This dude is the future…

    • http://xxlmag.com sum guy

      thats true


    Im feeling this young dude i like alot of what i been hearing from him and my nigga Syk put me up on his mixtape shout out.

    • $ykotic

      Flizzie which 1′s you feeling right now?

      “Say it Again” with Nickel 9, “Tito Santana” with Budden(yes Budden), “Cyphr” with Free/Chris/Beans is heavy rotation. Even “Life’s A B*tch” is fire(notice the Slaughterhouse movement?).

      This mixer is the business.

      • FLOSS

        @ Syk

        Cyphr is buh-nan-nuts that shit is on my shuffle list easy, and the Tito Santana you know i dig but i think Say it Again i only heard a couple times but I guess i have to give it to Lifes a bitch. Im feeling that one real talk. Why ,whats up i know you up to something my dude ?????

        • $ykotic

          Yeah I’ll let all involved in it on it if it comes to pass.

  • nathan120

    homie sounds boring to me. nothing that he says stands out at all, i dont know where his buzz came from. it was probably bought at fye or something.

  • The Juncman

    If anyone still has doubt about this cat just listen to his “Mixtape About Nothing”. It definitely shows this guys range and depth. Wale is the future.

  • http://www.bboycult.com www.bboycult.com

    the mixtape was ill. i thought he was a bum listenin to all his other shit. the mixtape would’ve made a great album with some editing. but i’ll reserve judgement until the album drops.

    if the Lady GaGA single is any indication where he bout to go, then Wale just may vanish like” Wah Lah!”

    we’ll see…

    and good luck…

  • Cool Steph

    Yo have you guys heard Def Jam’s new artist Mr. Finley yet… dude sounds like he’s the truth and he’s from Vegas.

    Check out his video intro:


    I heard his new album “The Talented Mr. Finley” going to be hot!

    Listen to his new track “Any Night Of The Week.”



  • Blk N$$ Mnstr

    That’s crazy…September? Does he even have a single in rotation yet (I’m being sarcastic)? If so they are not playin it on the West Coast. Next up on Koch’s roster…..


    dude got potential. i jus hope the label heads dont do their usual, butt fucking of a niggaz career.

    *anybody see that video of him snuffing some dude in the crowd @ his show?*

    • $ykotic

      Yeah man I peeped that. The hater chanting had me rolling!

      Now we all know this album is gonna get pushed back.

  • gmack

    Dude aint even from DC he from Mo County he went to Quince Orchard High School…Stop fakin Wale!!!!!

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    • O

      Where is your CD slim!! You really shouldn’t knock someone cuz you can’t really rap I be reading that crap you put on here and I think you smoke muffler pipes cuz it’s sucks ass cheeks.Why not take your allowance and go to a studio you sucka! I am from the DMV actually the D.C part to be correct and most of you New York cats think you know the most about hip hop and you can’t accept other styles. I hate all you tunnel sighted Cee-Low looking bastards.

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  • O

    F yall for not posting my comment

  • Interscope

    Interscope’s plans for 2009

    -Relapse : sold more than 2 millie worldwide
    -Before I Self Destruct : September 09
    -Relapse 2 : December 09 hopefully

    the rest…well you can drop an album, but you wont get any (or little) promo

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  • MrO2theC

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ive gave in 2 the dark side. an dwnloaded a drake mixtape, sum1 save me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Nate

    Glad that DC has a few good artists making some noise the last couple years. Heard of Wale but finally after hearing some of his music it’s official- he is a good artist.
    D.C. deserves to join the rap game finally. Go-Go can only go for so long…

  • http://www.culturevi.com/clowd clowd9

    yo wale i fucks wit ya music fam.. but when can we hear some collabs wit ya fellow D.C Artist?..
    niggas show u love in the D.M.V and dont get it in return?

    lemme guess… “politics”..
    c’mon bruh..

    Holla at niggas Man.. u got some talent out there, Is it to Early?..

    Holla at Gerreddi Specifically
    DON CAP!!!…

    u know what it is man..

  • http://xxlmag.com dreday

    wale doing it big. if you think bck to the feature was hot go cop his old mixtapes “hate is the new love” paint a picture” “mixtape about nothing” and “100 miles and runnin”

  • Jermaine

    nigga got skills dude