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The Mixtape About Nothing

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Wale 2008

Review

The fast-rising D.C. MC known as Wale showcases his mic skills over 18 inspired tracks on his Seinfeld-themed mixtape. Wale kicks things off doing his best Jerry-as-rapper shtick over the familiar slap-bass theme song--posing such thought-provoking questions as “What’s the deal with these ringtones?” From there, THE MIXTAPE ABOUT NOTHING blends Wale guest appearances (alongside the Roots) and freestyles (over Jay-Z’s “Roc Boys”) with a number of concept songs loosely based on dialogues from the sitcom. On “The Kramer,” Wale bookends a discussion of the volatile nature of the N-word in a rap music context with samples of Michael Richards’s infamous comedy club freakout (and his unsmiling apology). Throughout the second half, Wale’s attention focuses in on various music-industry pitfalls on tracks like “The Artistic Integrity” and “The Hype,” respitting Method Man’s first radio hit on “The Remake of a Remake,” and reserving space for a highly touted Lil Wayne guest-spot on “The Cliché Lil Wayne Guest Feature.”
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Opening Title Sequence Wale 2:43
  3. 2 The Roots Song Wale Is On Wale 1:37
  4. 3 The Feature Heavy Song Wale 3:37
  5. 4 The Freestyle Wale 4:12
  6. 5 The Perfect Plan Wale 2:53
  7. 6 The Kramer Wale 4:14
  8. 7 The Crazy Wale 3:4
  9. 8 The Vacation from Ourselves Wale 4:21
  10. 9 The Remake of a Remake (All I Need) Wale 3:0
  11. 10 The Grown Up Wale 4:8
  12. 11 The Manipulation Wale 4:16
  13. 12 The Artistic Integrity Wale 3:22
  14. 13 The Star Wale 5:53
  15. 14 The Skit (Untz Untz) Wale 2:21
  16. 15 The Cliche Lil Wayne Feature [It's the Remix Baby!] Wale 3:59
  17. 16 The Bmore Club Slam Wale 3:59
  18. 17 The Chicago Falcon [Remix] Wale 3:9
  19. 18 The Hype Wale 5:53
  20. 19 The End Credits Wale 5:54

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