Konichiwa, Bitches.

Bill is bored at work

Another week, another leaked tracked from Wale’s new mixtape that came out next month. I’d like to think that its being delayed because of some new issues with his record label(s), or some because of rumors that they actually got Jerry Seinfeld to drop a verse on the mixtape (they already have Elaine on there), but odds are they just want to generate more buzz on Wale heading in to the summer.

Either way, this new track is definitely something different.

[track after the jump]

[To skip the 101 lesson, skip to the lazy bastard]

Real talk, everybody loves to shout about how hip-hop is dead, point fingers at Soulja Boy and about how the ringtone-rappers are killing rap, and rappers love to boast bout how they ARE hip-hop and its second coming. But if you pull yourself out of it for a sec and think about it, supply and demand ish and everything, then you get to who really is at fault: us. The only reason that this is the music is the music that everyone hears is because there’s money behind it. interscope, son.

Falling record/album sales force the record companies to find new ways to make money, and one of the most efficient ways so far has been ringtones. Enter Soulja Boy and co.

At first it seems ironic that a blog would point to falling record sales as a reason, seeing as how we have been known to post some mp3’s up. Music is posted here though to get attention to the music that really deserves to be heard (if you like the music you hear, go buy the album).  Actually, albums that have received a good amount of attention from blogs generally have higher sales. Basically, what it comes down to is get off your lazy ass and support the artist if you want to see them keep making the music you like. The Soulja Boy fans are willing to do it.

try reading, lazy bastards.This new track, Conclusion, is basically what Wale lays out as the solution to hip-hop “dying”. Spend some cash. Usually, I’d be pissed off if I were listening to a song that blames me for shitty music, but nobody should be nexting this track.

If Wale’s album (we already have about 1/2 the mixtape, one track at a time) keeps its as real as this track, I’ll buy two.

 

 

Wale — Conclusion (z-share)

 

 

 

(not a huge fan of will.i.am(two periods have never pissed me off so much), but this is some real talk.)

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