Wale Reps For His D.C. Hometown In 'Pretty Girls' Video

'It's almost trying to pay homage to that [go-go] era, when I came up,' Wale says on video's set.

Last week in Los Angeles, [artist id="2990927"]Wale[/artist] was rocking his "Free [artist id="1938028"]Gucci Mane[/artist]" T-shirt on the set of his latest video, for "Pretty Girls," in honor of his [article id="1628424"]incarcerated collaborator[/article] on the song. The song is the second single from his recent Attention Deficit debut LP.

"Initially for the record, we wanted to show [Washington] D.C.'s music from a sonic standpoint, as well as have some fun," Wale told MTV News. "This was supposed to be my first single; it's actually my second single now. [article id="1613240"]'Chillin' '[/article] was a global sound, now I wanna give you my regional sound. It's about having fun."

He went on to explain how the song is a nod to the go-go sound that was prevalent in his hometown while he was growing up, perhaps most popularly exemplified by E.U.'s 1988 hit, "Da Butt."

"I brought Gucci on the record because when I was growing up, Master P, Juvenile and a lot of these other Southern artists used to play with the go-go bands. It's almost trying to pay homage to that era, when I came up. Now you can even see Jim Jones or Shawty Lo perform with some of the go-go bands where I'm from. This is my attempt to kinda show you that. I think we did a pretty good job of executing it — we gonna have some fun with pretty women!"

Speaking of which, Wale also talked about his recent [article id="1629368"]sex column in Honey magazine[/article].

"I feel that I matter in another sense other than rap," he said. "I have an album out, I'm in all these magazines and TV, but I took time out to write an article as if I was presenting it for a class. I was like, 'Wow, people really love the article.' My mother always told me I was good with words. A lot of the women actually dug it. I was keeping it funky. I don't do all that lying and all that. I straight-shoot on that. It came out pretty good. I look forward to doing more stuff with Honey mag."