Image Courtesy Jon Dragonette/InterscopeWale has one main goal he hopes to achieve the release of his upcoming album, The Album About Nothing — to earn more respect from the music industry.
“I gave this my all. I’m not trying to whine about being critically acclaimed or getting in the door, but it breaks my heart. Everyone says, ‘Be patient. It’ll happen.’ But all signs are showing, ‘No, it won’t happen,'” he tells Billboard. “This is my fourth album. I want some respect.”
The rapper continues, “I want to go to a party and not have Katy Perry tell her security to move me out of the f**kin’ way. We do the same thing. I know there’s no union in the music industry, but have some respect. I want people to be like, ‘Your album’s just as good as Kendrick [Lamar]’s or Esperanza Spalding or Beck.’ I work just as hard as them.”
“You can say I’m sensitive, but music is why I live,” he adds. “All I have is my music.”
The Album About Nothing arrives today, March 31.
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