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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
On the title track of his sophomore release, Washington, D.C. rapper Wale declares that "Ambition is priceless, it's somethin' in your veins." He's speaking from experience as this varied and vibrant success displays, proving he's hungry to tackle some moody deepness on the title track while, just one cut earlier, "Slight Work" finds him in 2011 party mode, bouncing with fury as a Diplo beat percolates underneath. "Lotus Flower Bomb" is a laid-back throwback that could mix fine with any given Erykah Badu ballad, while "Illest B****" is the kind of stuff that puts hands up in the air, sounding soulful and all the way live as Wale testifies about the strong women in his ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
On the title track of his sophomore release, Washington, D.C. rapper Wale declares that "Ambition is priceless, it's somethin' in your veins." He's speaking from experience as this varied and vibrant success displays, proving he's hungry to tackle some moody deepness on the title track while, just one cut earlier, "Slight Work" finds him in 2011 party mode, bouncing with fury as a Diplo beat percolates underneath. "Lotus Flower Bomb" is a laid-back throwback that could mix fine with any given Erykah Badu ballad, while "Illest B****" is the kind of stuff that puts hands up in the air, sounding soulful and all the way live as Wale testifies about the strong women in his life. With the album landing on Rick Ross' Maybach Music label, there's a shout-out to the South Beach set with the sunshine soul number "Miami Nights," and as the Ross-like "Chain Music" plus the smartass gangster manifesto "No Days Off" "The revolution may be televised/But make sure if they do see/Them people see my good side" drive the album home, it just seems natural that everything closes with producer Lex Luger at his best during "That Way." As far as why it all hangs together so well, credit goes to Wale's talent and his strong personality, which here has grown into an interesting combination of Lil Wayne and Plies, with a little 50 Cent smirk and bit of Drake's phrasing thrown in for good measure.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/1/2011
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • UPC: 093624954743
  • Catalog Number: 528687
  • Sales rank: 32,100

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Don't Hold Your Applause (3:14)
  2. 2 Double M Genius (2:48)
  3. 3 Miami Nights (3:36)
  4. 4 Legendary (5:04)
  5. 5 Lotus Flower Bomb - Miguel (3:31)
  6. 6 Chain Music (3:19)
  7. 7 Focused - Kid Cudi (3:32)
  8. 8 Sabotage (5:28)
  9. 9 White Linen (Coolin) (3:37)
  10. 10 Slight Work - Big Sean (3:39)
  11. 11 Ambition - Meek Mill (5:02)
  12. 12 Illest B**** (4:16)
  13. 13 No Days Off (3:37)
  14. 14 DC or Nothing (4:58)
  15. 15 That Way - Jeremih (4:29)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wale Primary Artist
DeAndre Shaifer Keyboards
Cherie Lily Choir, Chorus
Terrace Martin Saxophone
Technical Credits
Ricardo Williams Composer
Toomp Producer, Engineer
Tal Miller Mastering
Derek Pacuk Engineer
Robert Williams Composer
Diplo Composer, Producer
Shari Bryant Marketing
Rick Ross Executive Producer
Tone P Producer
Ghazi Hourani Engineer
Tha Bizness Producer
Deputy Producer
Kore Producer
Moses Gallart Engineer
Olubowale Akintimehin Composer
Scott Mescudi Composer
J. Pierre Composer
Rich Kleiman Management
T-Minus Producer
Dee Brown Engineer
William Roberts Composer
Djamel Fezari Composer
Miguel Jontel Pimentel Composer
Mark Henry Composer, Producer
Lexus "Lex Luger" Lewis Producer
Alex Tenta Cover Design
Tyler Williams Composer
Psimdope Illustrations
Lexus Luger Composer
Jerrin Howard Composer, Producer
Jeremih Felton Composer
D. Ford Friedman Composer
Cloud Eater Producer
C. Darrel Hunt Composer
A. Nolan Kramer Composer
Walker Johnson Composer
Wale Folarin Executive Producer
S. Joseph Dew Composer
S. Chimere Smith Composer
L. Harline Polite Jr. Composer
Kev Spencer Engineer
Jochy Producer
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