News: Wale Discusses "Attenion: Deficit" Debut, Calls It "The Kind Of Emotion That's Been Missing From Hip-Hop"

Thursday, Sep 17, 2009 8:53PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap newcomer Wale recently spoke about his upcoming debut album Attention: Deficit and his plans to hit the road with Jay-Z.

While keeping details scarce, the Washington, DC-based emcee broke down the essence behind his long-awaited LP.

"The album is done man, dropping November 3," he promised in an interview. "I'm excited about it, we got this tour with Jay-Z and Lupe [Fiasco] that we're about to do. I think the energy is good in hip-hop right now. So I'm excited about that. I think [the album carries] a lot of raw emotion, the kind of emotion that's been missing from hip-hop for a while...[I have] the tour with Jay, we're doing a lot of major colleges. Just get ready for the album on November 3. It's just the tour, that's a lot right there. There's so many dates. It's great, I'm excited about it. I'm just really excited to make new fans on the tour because I've only done headlining tours. We haven't had the opportunity to open for people that much." (Complex)

Wale initially announced his R-O-C association during an interview at last weekend's Video Music Awards 2009 in New York City.

"[My album] got pushed back because I'm going on tour with the biggest rapper of all-time," he explained in an interview. "I'll let y'all call it, but I'm opening up for him -- the boss. College kids like what we do, so we gonna make sure the college kids is happy." (Rap-Up)

Jay's 21-date tour, in support of The Blueprint 3, will kick-off next month.

A multiple Grammy Award winner and influencer that has resonated with a generation of music fans, is officially announcing his fall tour. With 21 dates confirmed, the tour will make stops at a mix of college campus arenas and traditional venues across the North America starting at Penn State University on October 9th. Tickets go on sale in select markets beginning on September 11th at LiveNation.com. (Reuters)

Hov and Wale will hit a variety of well-known cities including Seattle, Washington and Cincinnati, Ohio.

National highlights include an October 17 show at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and a November 7 engagement at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, CA. North of the border, Jay-Z will stop for gigs on October 16 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, BC, and October 30 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, QC, among other dates. (Ticket News)

Attention: Deficit is now slated to hit stores Tuesday, November 3rd.

Check out Wale's "World Tour" collaboration with Jazmine Sullivan below:

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