Having the support of veteran rappers like Jay-Z and Rick Ross has been helpful for Wale throughout his career, but the relative newcomer hopes to one day band with hip-hop’s next generation of MCs in making their own impact.
Wale hit the road with J. Cole and Big Sean a few years back, but for his dream concert run the D.C. rapper hopes to gather some of the game’s newest talent to create a tour that rivals the grandiose concerts of yesteryear.
“I’ve been talking to a couple of artists about doing something for us and our generation,” Wale revealed when he appeared on this week’s “RapFix Live.” “Something that feels like the Hard Knock Life Tour, something that feels like the Up in Smoke Tour from back in the day.”
On the 1999 Hard Knock Life Tour, Jay-Z hit the road with DMX, Method Man, Redman, Ja Rule and his Roc-A-Fella clique. Similarly, Dr. Dre banded with Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube and Warren G for his 2000 Up in Smoke Tour. Those historic runs have been the “Ambition” MC’s inspiration.
“My dream tour would be like, me, Cole, Drake, Sean, Meek,” Wale told “RFL” host Sway. “I think that would be dope, something like that; big venues.”
On Tuesday Wale released his sophomore album, Ambition, with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Aside from his current single, “Lotus Flower Bomb,” featuring R&B singer Miguel, Wale collaborates with two of his dream tourmates: Big Sean, on the Diplo-produced “Slight Work,” and Meek on the LP’s title track.
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