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Wale holds one of the more interesting footings in rap. He’s despised by some, loathed by others and there’s also a section in there who champion his every move and want the best for him. He watches wrestling like some of us, argues about video games and basketball and football and generally wants to be appreciated as a normal guy who can also be a deadly rapper when he needs to. Until he completes the path his The Mixtape About Nothing started with the The Album About Nothing next year, the Double-M Genius is reaching into his coffers for a rap treat to us all.

Festivus is the name of the EP and after appearing on the cover of Complex with Album inspiration Jerry Seinfeld (who checks Wale as one of his favorite emcees in Top Five no less), Wale picks up on another Seinfeld trope, the “festivus” holiday about non-commercialism with DJ A-Trak serving as host. Folarin returns to his roots sort of, picking up features from Tone P of Best Kept Secret while also getting guest verses from Pusha T & Chance The Rapper (who brings The Social Experiment too).

The EP clocks in at 11-tracks but what does it fully meant for The Album About Nothing? That’s up to Wale and company when March 31 arrives, aka the day we figure out The Album About Nothing.

Wale; Festivus Tracklist
01. “Intro: Stroke of Genius” (Prod. by Lee Majorz)
02. “Blood Money 3.5″ f/ A$AP Ferg (Prod. by Marce Reazon)
03. Dew Baby “Loyalty” f/ Wale and Fat Trel (Prod. by Flexx Beats of Band Kampp)
04. “Girls on Drugs” (Prod. by No Credit)
05. “Tonight (Suite 331)” f/ Dino Bam & Sauce of BYB (Prod. by Tone P)
06. “The Deep End” f/ Pusha T (Prod. by Tone P)
07. “Keep it Moving (Freestyle)” f/ Ab-Soul and Magazeen (Prod. by THC)
08. “Friendship Heights” f/ Chance the Rapper (Prod. by Omega and Raak)
09. “Chess” (Prod. by Best Kept Secret)
10. Ab Icee “Juggin” f/ Wale and Wax (Prod. by Ayydot)
11. “Outro: Narcissis-her/Spaceship (Freestyle)” (Prod. by Reggie Volume and Pro Reese)

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