Yesterday proved to be a busy day for Wale and for a good reason. With his masterful debut, Attention Deficit, finally seeing light, hip-hop’s newest and perhaps brightest star made the rounds Monday, stopping everywhere from Alex Turner’s girlfriend’s show to 106 & Park. Thank goodness he had multiple outfits!
But the biggest highlight would come at the end of the day when Wale took to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform his album’s first single, “Pretty Girls”. On this particular evening, hip-hop’s newest and perhaps brightest star would be backed by one of hip-hop’s most popular and perhaps most talented artists, The Roots. What resulted would be a must see performance, complete with The Roots trademark bass grooves and a verse song by Black Thought, a rapper who Wale has long cited as his biggest influence. It doesn’t get much more real than this.