Tuesday, September 23, 2008

For real Wale? Where's the love?

So folks, I'm quietly checking my email, as I'm prone to do compulsively, and happen upon the following:
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The post in question was the one where I cite Wale's management, elitaste, concerning the projected March release date of his debut. I then provided two tracks that were not only released on the same site, but also available for FREE download all over the internet, especially those with the heaviest traffic such as Nah Right. Still, some snitch reported us for copyright infringement on some BS internet singles? I mean, shoot, of all the ish we put up, those two tracks? Somebody's a hater.

Now, from what I know, the people at Interscope are a lil smarter than that. They wouldn't cock block what amounts to free marketing. Furthermore, I can't understand how or why Wale's ppl would cock block when the internet is the principal reason he is in such a great position as a new artist. No internet = no hype. He got no love on DC radio and is still relatively unknown except to ppl like me who had too much time on our hands and found his ish on 1 of the 7 internets two and three years ago. For those reasons, I'm ready to give them the benefit of the doubt and say that neither Interscope nor Wale's management were responsible for dry snitching. I'm not putting it past them though. I just hope it wasn't Wale's ppl, because it would only serve to substantiate some of the negative things I've been hearing the past few months, but stayed mum about. And to think, I didn't even give any buzz to the Wale diss track that showed up on the net this week either...

Still, if they weren't responsible, which one of you was?

And oh, Blogger deleted the post in question.

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