Wale Shines on New Mixtape ‘Summer on Sunset’

Wale flies all of his fans to Los Angeles today, with the release of his hot new mixtape,Summer on Sunset. After bringing “My P.Y.T.” to the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday nightWale served up some more summertime vibes on Friday (June 17) with his Summer on Sunset mixtape.

The DMV rapper announced the ‘tape on Instagram with a trailer featuring his Album About Nothing muse, Jerry Seinfeld. “I heard you’re moving out to L.A. to clear your head,” the actor says. “Oh, my God. There’s very little clear head out there. L.A.’s fun. A lot of people out there work hard, but the people that aren’t working are partying even harder so stay cool and be yourself. Don’t ever change.” The clip also features cameos from Drake and Mike Will Made-It.

The 17-track set was inspired by last summer in L.A. and is filled with references to the City of Angels, starting with the Raheem DeVaughn-assisted intro (“LAX”). From there, Folarin delivers other tracks that carry this theme though, like “Paparazzi,” “Day by the Pool,” and “Women of Los Angeles.”

That spills over into some of the guests, as Wale enlists West Coast legends Tha Dogg Pound for “Gangsta Boogie.” Other collaborators include Ty Dolla $ign, Cam’ron, DJ Mustard, Eric Bellinger, and iconic wrestling announcer Jim Ross (“Smackdown/Raw”).

Additionally, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Mark Wahlberg, Jeremy Scott, Eva Marcille, Justine Skye, and Triple H fill out Wale’s Hollywood adventure.

SoS, which premiered on DJ Khaled’s We the Best Radio, is a precursor to the MMG spitter’s upcoming fifth album SHINE (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy), due this fall. Folarin acted as the Snapchat King’s co-host and guest, delivering the project that was teased by Seinfeld in a trailer just this week.

Summer on Sunset precedes Wale’s forthcoming album S.H.I.N.E. (Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy) slated for release later this year. Take a trip down Sunset with Wale.

– Billboard & Rap Up


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