Wale Covers Rolling Out Magazine

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He’s basking in the glow of realized success.

Olubowale "Wale" Victor Akintimehin

There are a lot of layers to hip-hop. We are not all responsible for what everyone else does.

The rhymer has had a busy few months, with his third album, The Gifted, hitting the streets this summer and he and Roc Nation rapper J. Cole hitting the road for their highly anticipated “What Dreams May Come” tour. Wale is enjoying the fruits of his labor.

“I worked really hard on the album and was very hands-on,” he tells music journalist Todd Williams. “I just believed in my ears and everything I worked so hard at. That’s how I got to this point and that’s why I call it ‘The Gifted.’ I put more into it than I have put into any other project that I’ve ever produced.”

The Maybach Music Group star feels that hip-hop artists are too often lumped into the same categories, saying “There are a lot of layers to hip-hop. We are not all responsible for what everyone else does.”

Visit rollingout.com to read the interview in its entirety. Be sure to check out the exclusive photo shoot and video footage with celebrity photographer DeWayne Rogers.

About rolling out Magazine:
Rolling out, the nation's largest free urban weekly, is a digital and print magazine that focuses on the black experience in response to entertainment, politics, fashion, culture, sports and lifestyle points of interest. Headquartered in Atlanta, rolling out is positioned as the voice for the African American experience, using its newspaper as a platform in the marketplace to express urgency for education reform, and to document entrepreneurial endeavors and other relevant issues in the Diaspora. For information on rolling out, please log on to rollingout.com.

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