Wale is one of the most interesting success stories in contemporary Hip-Hop, a thesis on re-branding and market synergy waiting to happen. For now though we’ll have to make do with Revolt TV’s career-centric documentary, The Gifted, which tracks Wale’s progression from his early beginnings to the release of his new album this past Tuesday.
Directed by Coodie & Chike and produced by Kareem Johnson, the 30-minute clip delves into Wale’s DMV roots, the influence of Go-Go music on his sound, and the career-altering team-up with MMG (Rick Ross emphatically enunciating his motivation catchphrases: “Wale makes hit rekkids!”).
Wale’s supposed “cult following of haters” will be happy to know that there is also a clip where he solemnly stares into space as negative tweets wash over the screen. So, there’s something for everybody.