Entertainment Weekly

Subscribe

Stay Connected

Subscribe

Advertise With Us

Learn More

Skip to content

Article

Attention Deficit

Posted on

Wale, Attention Deficit | THEY KEEP SAYING WHALE But his name's Wale

Attention Deficit

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Wale
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a B

Several excellent mixtapes have won Wale a reputation as a smart lyricist in an age of dumbed-down ringtone rap. He often lives up to that promise on his major-label debut, tossing out deep thoughts and show-offy puns over beats that pay homage to the go-go of his native D.C. Yet Attention Deficit is marred by intermittent efforts to conform to a misogynist mainstream-rap blueprint. It’s hard to hear such an unusual talent suppressing the very qualities that make him worth paying attention to. B

Download This: Listen to the song Mirrors at imeem.com

See all of this week’s reviews

Comments