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Album Preview: Wale – “Ambition”

Wale AmbitionBy Hardcore Critic
Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writer

Two years have passed since Wale released Attention Deficit. The release of his debut album showed Wale’s rise from the underground to becoming a real force in the game. Before Wale, the Washington, DC hip hop scene was basically nonexistent.

While Attention Deficit was met with rave reviews, the album was a commercial flop. Interscope Records was the label behind the album release. Disappointed with the reaction to his album, Wale found a way to get off the label.

Throughout 2010, Wale was a free agent, hoping to get signed to another major label. Rick Ross, who had already tried to sign Wiz Khalifa, said he may sign Wale to Maybach Music. Known for boasting, many took the comments by Rick Ross as nothing more than him talking big. However, early in 2011, Wale announced he had signed with Maybach Music.

During the promotional run for the Maybach Music album, Wale announced he had a new album of his own in the works, possibly two. So far, three singles have been released from the album, “Bad Girls Club,” “Chain Music,” and “Lotus Flower Bomb.” Wale plans to continue with the themes of his debut album, while adding the flavor of his new crew, as well.br /br /Wale’s current radio hit, “That Way,” will be featured on Ambition.

Track listing

1. “Don’t Hold Your Applause”

2. “Double M Genius”

3. “Miami Nights”

4. “Legendary”

5. “Lotus Flower Bomb” ft. Miguel

6. “Sabotage” ft. Lloyd

7. “White Linen (Coolin’)” ft. Ne-Yo

8. “Slight Work” ft. Big Sean

9. “Ambition” ft. Meek Mill and Rick Ross

10. “Illest Bitch”

11. “No Days Off”

12. “DC or Nothing”

13. “That Way” ft. Jeremih and Rick Ross

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