About Mixtape: A sequel to the HIGHLY praised Mixtape About Nothing, which dropped a bit before Attention: Deficit. More About Nothing goes back to Wale’s roots, as he employs his two main producers that he got in the game with – Osinachi and Best Kept Secret. He also includes his righthand man, Tre, Daniel Merriweather, the Board Administration’s Black Cobain & Fat Trel, and Wiz Khalifa.
DMVLIFE Review of - WALE "More About Nothing: More About Nothing begins with The Problem, a spoken word track that later morphs into a song sampling Chico De Barge’s All This Love. He discusses everything that he has dealt with, from coming up as a rapper in DC to his disappointing album sales. The next track is The MC, and with a sample of a crowd chanting “Wale” from one of his shows, this track is one of the highlights of the mixtape.
Another on the highlights from More About Nothing is The Eyes of The Tiger. Wale raps in the point of view of Tiger Woods, and talks about what could have possibly been in his mind during his cheating streak. The mixtape continues with the theme of relationships with the next couple songs, The War and The Breakup song. Wale is known for making songs about things that everyone goes through, and anyone who has gone through a breakup can relate to The Breakup song.
More About Nothing touches on conscious subjects but doesn’t forget about the club scene, with songs such as The Black And Gold, The Posse Cut, and The Guilty Pleasure. Black and Gold has a bit of a Baltimore club vibe, and it reminds me OMG by Usher with more of a Hip Hop feel. The Posse Cut introduces some of Wale‘s artists, Fat Trel and Black Cobain. Drumma Boy produces The Guilty Pleasure (No Hands), which is actually a Waka Flocka song featuring Roscoe Dash and Wale. I find it hilarious that it’s called “Guilty Pleasure”, because it’s not a song Wale would normally be found on, but has a great beat that works in the club.
Wale continues showing off his spoken word talent with The Ambitious Girl. An anthem to all the females that has drive and determination to do something with their lives, Wale sheds some light on them and gives them words of encouragement. “I like the person that you are, but I’m in love with the person that you have potential to be.” The mixtape ends with The Get Away, and includes a sample from the legendary Gogo group, Northeast Groovers.
Wale delivers another creative mixtape with great beats, impressive lyrics and messages that everyone can relate to The mixtape is well put together and is one of the better produced mixtapes of the year. And of course, the Seinfeld samples add some humor in the mix as well. Wale shows that the 28K his debut album sold in a week will push him harder to become a better artist. This is a strong contender for the DMV Mixtape of Year. (5 OUT OF 5 STARS)