Attention Deficit [Explicit Lyrics]

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A quick-witted and diverse rapper able to deliver punch lines at breakneck speed, Washington, D.C.'s Wale debuted and then thrived in the underground mixtape world, releasing a handful of well-received full-lengths before getting to work on his official major-label debut. It's the reason why Attention Deficit had a cult following the day it arrived on shelves, but the unexpected advantage to this 21st century style of artist incubation is that the wide variety of producers (Mark Ronson, DJ Green Lantern, Cool & Dre, and others) and guest vocalists (Lady GaGa, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Pharrell, and more) are surprisingly in tune with this "newcomer," all obviously aware of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
A quick-witted and diverse rapper able to deliver punch lines at breakneck speed, Washington, D.C.'s Wale debuted and then thrived in the underground mixtape world, releasing a handful of well-received full-lengths before getting to work on his official major-label debut. It's the reason why Attention Deficit had a cult following the day it arrived on shelves, but the unexpected advantage to this 21st century style of artist incubation is that the wide variety of producers (Mark Ronson, DJ Green Lantern, Cool & Dre, and others) and guest vocalists (Lady GaGa, Bun B, Gucci Mane, Pharrell, and more) are surprisingly in tune with this "newcomer," all obviously aware of his post-Kanye, post-Lil Wayne, alternative-meets-hardcore style. True to its title, the hyperactive album is filled with grand statements, provocative jokes, and busy productions, and yet, it's an accessible listen first time out, thanks mostly to Wale's natural delivery and quirky sense of humor. Take "Chillin," which crafts an instant floor-filler out of a sample from the '70s hit "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye," guest star Lady GaGa acting as Rihanna to Wale's Jay-Z, plus a string of T-shirt worthy lines, best being "I remain a Giant and you Jeremy Shockey." Elsewhere it's the Nintendo-loving "I would invest in a poncho/'Cause I won't punch out like Glass Joe", but heavier topics like social commentary ("90210"), bittersweet sentimentality ("Diary"), and flat-out joy ("Beautiful Bliss") are all well within this talented rapper's grasp. The biggest complaint has to be that the early single "Nike Boots" is missing, but otherwise, this unique debut does not disappoint.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/10/2009
  • Label: Interscope Records
  • UPC: 602527131610
  • Catalog Number: 001322902
  • Sales rank: 58,185

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Triumph
  2. 2 Mama Told Me (3:38)
  3. 3 Mirrors (4:16)
  4. 4 Pretty Girls - Weensey (4:11)
  5. 5 World Tour (3:47)
  6. 6 Let it Loose (4:49)
  7. 7 90210 (3:22)
  8. 8 Shades (3:56)
  9. 9 Chillin - Lady Gaga (3:25)
  10. 10 TV in the Radio (3:21)
  11. 11 Contemplate (3:34)
  12. 12 Diary (4:32)
  13. 13 Beautiful Bliss (5:05)
  14. 14 Prescription (3:28)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Wale Primary Artist
Godfather Keyboards
Victor Axelrod Piano
Ju-Ju Keyboards
Tre Vocals
Alex Greenwald Vocals
Dapkings Horn
Ju Ju Keyboards
Stephen Breuhaus Guitar
The Dap-Kings Horn
Ms. Kim Vocals
Weensey Vocals
Slunp Timbales
Technical Credits
Weldon Irvine Composer
Dr. Dre Producer
R. Bell Composer
Ronald Bell Composer
Robert "Spike" Mickens Composer
Ali Shaheed Muhammad Composer
A. Taylor Composer
D. Thomas Composer
Richard Westfield Composer
Dale Frashuer Composer
W. Brown Composer
Victor Axelrod Composer
Pharrell Williams Composer
Malik Taylor Composer
Ju-Ju Producer
Harvey Mason Jr. Composer
Alton Taylor Composer
The Neptunes Producer
C. Smith Composer
Yann Tiersen Composer
G. Brown Composer
Derek Pacuk Engineer
Tre Programming, Horn Director
R. Davis Composer
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Engineer, Digital Editing
DJ Green Lantern Producer
Mark Ronson Composer, Producer, Executive Producer
Marsha Ambrosius Composer
David Andrew Sitek Composer, Producer
Ianthe Zevos Creation
Stephanie Hsu Creation
Makeba Riddick Composer
Jazmine Sullivan Composer
Rihanna Composer
Best Kept Secret Producer
A. Muhammad Composer
Rich Kleinman Executive Producer
Matt Bang Composer
Cool Producer
Syience Producer
Chrisette Michele Composer
The Sleepwalkers Producer
Ju Ju Producer
Nathanael Cabrera Art Direction
Stefani Germanotta Composer
G. Decarlo Composer
J. Cole Composer
Olubowale Akintimehin Composer
J. Sullivan Composer
M. Kipper Composer
T. Price Composer
Mike Larson Engineer
Radric Davis Composer
A. Lyon Composer
M. Valenzano Composer
Andre Lyon Composer
Best Kept Secret Producer
R. Westfield Composer
K. Fareed Composer
A. Goodman Composer
Albert Goodman Composer
A. Taylor Composer
A. Muhammad Composer
Keinan Warsame Composer
R. Mickens Composer
W. Brown Composer
Thomas Bell Composer
M. Taylor Composer
B. Freeman Composer
Bernard Freeman Composer
W. Irvine Composer
Rich Kleiman Executive Producer
P. Leka Composer
Nathan Cabrera Art Direction
Dr. Romanelli Art Direction
Deijon Composer, Producer
Dennis Thomas Composer
Robert Bell Composer
James D'agostino Composer
Marcello Valenzano Composer
Claydes Smith Composer
Reginald Perry Composer
Craig Balmoris Composer
Matthew Kipper Composer
James Guffey Composer
Tony Price Composer
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