Wale has signed a joint venture deal with Mark Ronson's Allido imprint and Interscope Records. The product of Washington D.C. has made his presence known as an unsigned artist and received support from the likes of Just Blaze, Jay-Z and Bun B. According to Miss Info, Ronson will executive produce the forthcoming album and Pharrell, Just Blaze, Kanye West and 9th Wonder are all rumored to make contributions as well. In addition to Wale, Rhymefest, and R&B artist Daniel Merriweather are also under the Allido umbrella.
"Look at their track record," Wale says of Interscope. "Dre, Eminem, 50, Pharrell, Timbaland, Black Eyed Peas, Soulja Boy...and the list goes on." Wale and his management team cited Interscope's ability to understand his vision as the deciding factor in the signing.
There is currently no set date or title for the album, but Wale will be releasing his Seinfeld inspired "Mixtape About Nothing" very soon. More information on Wale is available in his DXnext feature, on his MySpace page and at www.walemusic.com.