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POINTS OF INTEREST-Wale vs. Complex

If you’re a Hip-Hop fan or a Wale fan, by now you know what happened between Wale & Complex Magazine. Wale spazzed on them because he didn’t make the top 50 Albums of 2013 list for his album the Gifted. There are more details about how hard he went at them, but that part isn’t really important. The part of this that is important is how people..now perceive Wale after this incident.

Wale has kind of gotten this stigma for being sensitive and that only increased with this latest blow-up over this Complex list. Some people say that Wale is over-reacting but let’s take a look at the list in the link below…
http://www.complex.com/music/2013/12/the-50-best-albums-of-2013/

Now Wale’s argument is that, his legacy & career are contingent upon certain people liking him. Arguments on the other side range from “This new generation of artists bitch to much” to “you’re making Complex relevant but making a big deal about it.” My issue with this whole thing is that raising legitimate concerns has come to be seen as sensitive in hip-hop. If Trinidad James says the South runs NY musically, anyone from NY who stands of for their state\city is considered sensitive? 

The problem with the reaction to this list is like with many lists, we’ve already trusted this media outlet to have a valid\educated opinion and that’s not always the case. Alot of times rappers open themselves up to feel liked the got snubbed or disrespected because they’ve allowed the terms of their own worth to be dictated by sources that aren’t credible. Wale isn’t necessarily wrong for feeling some type of away about it, I mean for an album that debuted at #1, to not make a list of 50 albums in 1 year seems a little personal to me, and although I’m not one of those people who believe Wale is sensitive for speaking up for himself, this does come off alot like the Kanye West\Taylor Swift incident. I think the validation for rap music comes from inside the community and from those who really know it and understand it. I think Kanye and Wale both have been around the music industry long enough to know that “Top___lists” and award shows are bullshit. The only people you can trust when it comes to gaining recognition in the rap game are the veterans, your peers, the real fans of the music. No amount of grammys, no placement on a list, and no cosign from mainstream American is going to determine your place in history when it comes to your craft. I think all Hip-Hop artists need to keep that in mind.

King Shit-Nas for Complex

Queen Shit-Rita Ora for Complex Magazine

Queen Shit-Rita Ora for Complex Magazine

King Shit-G.O.O.D. Music for Complex

King Shit-G.O.O.D. Music for Complex