Wale Gives Indie Rock Its Most Literal Shout Out From Hip-Hop To Date


The gushing love affair between hip-hoppers and indie-rock bands (in particular, Brooklyn-based indie-rock bands) in recent months has been well-documented. Jay-Z swooned over Grizzly Bear in Williamsburg. ?uestlove received a special private performance from Dirty Projectors. But these blooming relationships had a certain subtlety to them. Fawning from afar escalated to real life bro’ing out. Well, last week D.C. rapper Wale threw his name into the hat as well when the tracklist to his long-awaited proper debut Attention Deficit hit the net. The news that he was working with producer Dave Sitek on the album is not new news. However, the news that he did a song with the TV On The Radio dude called “TV In The Radio” is. Your move Snoop? (Via: Nah Right)

POSTED November 2, 2009 2:04PM IN THE TRIPWIRE Comments (1) TAGS: , ,




  1. JB says:

    Actually, that track “TV In The Radio” is featuring K’NAAN…I don’t think it has anything to do with TVOTR.