On November 1, rapper Wale will be dropping his sophomore album, titled Ambition. Last week, we reported that Wale and Kid Cudi are rebuilding their friendship and recorded a new track, titled “Focused” for Wale’s album. In a recent interview with XXLMag.com, Wale spoke on his upcoming disc and compared it to Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album. “Why can’t I say my album is just as good as Reasonable Doubt or I’m trying to beat Reasonable Doubt? That shit is blasphemous to say.”
On creating a critically acclaimed album and having songs on the radio.
“None of us have been able to create a critically-acclaimed album so to speak,” Wale tells XXL. “That was my goal to try to do that. I ain’t really into selling because I’m doing pretty good. I got records on the radio for the first time in my career.”
On making a classic and Wale compares his album to Reasonable Doubt.
“I’m just trying to make a classic album, something that you can put up there with Reasonable Doubt and all the stuff that’s blasphemous to compare your work to now,” Wale explained. “Why can’t I say my album is just as good as Reasonable Doubt or I’m trying to beat Reasonable Doubt? That shit is blasphemous to say.”
“They just think that’s ’cause people are too lazy,” he continued. “Young niggas won’t let themselves be great and old niggas won’t let young niggas be great. Jay-Z’s my personal friend. Jay-Z’s a nigga that I idolized when I was younger. Why the fuck you telling I can’t try to beat his album?”
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