Wale tops the charts again, GoldLink‘s going on tour this summer, and Dunson‘s back. These are the Breaks.
Wale Tops the Billboard Charts Again
The Album About Nothing topped the Billboard 200 this week, giving Wale his second consecutive No. 1 album. The D.C. rapper’s return to the Seinfeld universe moved a total of 100,000 units during its first week of release, a dip from the 158,000 The Gifted sold two years ago.
Congratulations to Wale, even if he does hold a grudge against Washington City Paper.
Dunson’s Ode to House Music Gems of the ‘90s
I’ve been waiting to hear Maryland rapper Dunson’s new project, Outlier, for some time. It appears as though it will finally surface on Cinco de Mayo. In preparation, he’s released “Hot,” a lively dart hurled directly at the temples of his rap peers. The attack begins on the song’s opening line: “I just cut my Internet off, ‘cause I hate you rappers.” Although I haven’t resorted to that extreme, I certainly understand Dunson’s frustration. The upbeat sample of SoHo’s ‘90s house classic “Hot Music” makes it very easy to ignore Dunson’s lyrical jabs, but don’t allow the natural inclination to want to dance to this keep you from listening to what he has to say.
Outlier, like this track, will be produced in full by Dunson himself.
GoldLink to Headline First North American Tour This Summer
Beginning in June, GoldLink—creator of D.C.’s best new homegrown music genre—will embark on his headlining tour in North America. The tour begins in Brooklyn on June 9, and will last for the duration of the month before ending in Vancouver. Expect GoldLink to deploy special guests at each stop.
Noticeably absent? A local date on the tour. GoldLink’s promised us something big, though.