UCB’s “Pat Your Weave” (formerly “Sweatin’ Out Weaves”) is one of the more ambitious studio/go-go integrations of recent years, the energy of the go-go folded neatly into a three minute single. Polished, certainly, but not stripped of its charater. Superficially it feels like one of many post-“Crazy In Love” Beyonce records (which, of course, feel like go-go records, word to Rich Harrison and the biters that followed) but it has better drums and slowly builds into something distinct as the heavy synth stabs come into play. Wale’s involvement is close to negligible on a musical level, but his few bars are the reason UCB is getting burn on otherwise homogeneous rap blogs.
Other recent Wale sightings in the rap blogosphere: an awkward freestyle at the BET, a remix of Kanye’s “Grammy Family,” a Chrisette Michelle cameo, a radio rip of an unreleased Travis Barker, and a new push on his pre-buzz video “Uptown Roamers.” If getting your artist on aggregation blogs still qualifies as doing something right, then it is safe to say that his team is doing something right. Attention Deficit drops tomorrow. None of the aforementioned songs appear on it.