WALE DROPS NEW ALBUM, TALKS ABOUT DEPRESSION AND STRUGGLE WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE

The Nigerian-American hip-hop artist dropped his latest studio album “The album about nothing‘ today, 31.03.15.

The rapper released his latest studio effort under maybach music group-MMG, the DC rapper also went on to discuss  the dark moments in his life while creating this album. In an interview with billboard.com, Mr Folarin aka Wale talked about his drug addiction, his 11weeks old baby’s death (his girlfriend had a miscarriage) and so on. Here are excerpts from the interview.

“My confidence was shot, so I’d be taking whatever to keep me in a good mood, to get me in the right mood for an interview,” Wale revealed to the website. “I’m not going into the details as to what I was taking, but there’s definitely something for that. Just like there’s a f*****g app for everything, there’s a damn pill for everything. Or something you can pour in your glass. I was depressed not being where I wanna be in my career when I’ve put the work in. I wasn’t sleeping. I was drinking all day and I didn’t have anyone to go to. I couldn’t fight it. Those are some of the demons I talk about on the album.”

The Washington, D.C., rhyme spitter actually opens up about the storm of bad events that led him to that dark place on “Matrimony,” a cut off his new LP.

“The girl I was with, we tried for a long time to have a child. And when she finally did [get pregnant], she miscarried at 10 or 11 weeks,” Wale said. “I was visualizing my child’s face. We gave it a name and everything. All of that went away. And a couple of months before that, one of my closest friends died in a car accident, a cousin that was there for me through blood, sweat and tears. So I go through all that and I go online and some white kid is saying, ‘You dumb n****r, you’ll never be as good as J. Cole.’ You put all that together…”

Interview culled from bet.com

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