Wale Says The Roots Are Underrated And Speaks On His Third Album

Wale talks about how underrated The Roots are and says his third album has been the hardest to make.

During a recent stop in Philadelphia, Wale spoke about The Roots, music and his third album. The DC emcee discussed how underrated the Roots band is and how making his third album has been the most challenging. 

"The Roots are probably the most underrated conglomerate in music," he shared in the interview with Okayplayer. "We're talking about a Hip Hop band with several albums with one of the greatest emcees to ever touch a microphone."

He went on to discuss his third album, saying it is the most challenging to make. 

"The third albums are the hardest...You're really in it now. You got two albums off your chest and you're so different much of a different person than your first album," he said. "My album's gonna be right on time, December. But it's definitely gonna be a challenge because I don't want to play nobody. These are the inner battles that I have when I'm making this new music. My music is deep. I don't just make songs because they sound good. Every thing's got a meaning to it. So, how can I connect with the people? That's where I'm at right now.

Check the full interview below:

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13 Comments

  • BLACK

    ON SOME BLACK BOY LOST SHIT.

  • Listen Up

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  • Anonymous

    The Roots aren't underrated. That would mean their music isn't held in the high regards that it should be. The Roots are the most critically successful hip-hop act with Kanye and Outkast. Maybe they are over-looked. Never are they underrated. And Wale's second album sucked ass. MMG really messed with his image.

  • Anonymous

    Wale sucks. His ego is inflated for no reason whatsoever. Just another Wack ass DC nigga that cant decide who he is.

  • BLACK

    I CANT SAY I'M A HUGE FAN OF WALE'S MUSIC, BUT I RESPECT HIM CUZ AT LEAST HE SEEMS TO PUT AN EFFORT TO IT. I LIKED AMBITION, DEFINITELY BETTER THAN HIS FIRST ALBUM (IT WAS SO MEMORABLE THAT I DONT KNOW THE TITLE). HE'S A BIT BLAND, BUT I RESPECT HIM.

  • bawse hogg outlaw

    Wales 2nd album was the worst thing i have ever heard. i couldnt get into it at all. super boring, no singles on the whole thing. soft as could be and just terrible work. i really dont know how he and all his people could listen to it and think that it was good and that people would love it. he had to know it wasnt going to sell. it was so obviously bland and boring, couldnt stand it! i think wale is a very good rapper but he needs to learn how to make songs people want to hear and then he will be successful, some people cant do it though. i think talib is an unreal rapper who cant make an album, i even think luda cant put together an album start to end but at least he has singles and songs worth hearing, just gotta skip over the BS tracks.

    • dmvsolider

      kill how yu gonna say that joe he an great lyricsist and a poetic genius you just cant relate ,my manz had four or five singles and made hella bread yu jus a gump hating on a dude thats striving for success and making it , you dnt like his music then dnt listen to it, he a real nigga/artist point blank MMG forever.

  • Max

    Both of your a fucking stupid. Fucking stupid and your ear drums should be removed from your damn head. WTF is wrong with you people?

  • So Icy Boi!

    mannn the roots are garbage. bunch of old sell outs wanna be's. your rock shit is that. shit. weezy the onyl rapper to ever maek successful rock album. and he actually plays guitar. i doubt questlove even knows how to play drums. shit fake and wack. as for wale. hes a true artist. one of them MMG soldier. no doubt that 3rd album gon be fly as wut! roots needs to get off all of our jocks. swerve YMCMB MMG YOLO til you GOYO

    • mrgreen520

      why y'all hating on roots, they make good music and they don't give a damn about record sales or whether u go platinum or gold!!

    • WUtang son

      Hahah look at these fagget dick riders. Yall don't know legends when you see them. Questlove & Black thought are one of the best duo ever. Learn some history before you speak. Go listen to some real Hip-Hop and get out your mommas basement.

    • AM i trill enough 4 ya? hmmm

      yea i gotta agree with icy. roots suck. they dont even have a proper singer. that rapper guy cant put a flow together i love love loved REBIRTH! cant wait for the 2nd. keep it up young money and icy! "love everyone and ye be love onto yourself" - Jacob Finitch

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