Wale Had Something to Say on His Simply Nothing Tour

House of Blues, January 27

Photo by Glenn Brogan

Photo by Glenn Brogan

Promoting his upcoming fourth LP, The Album About Nothing, Washington D.C. rap vet Wale breezed into a packed house on his Simply Nothing tour. Backed by a live, “full course” band as well as a DJ and backup singer, Wale grooved along with his crew before rhyming a rearranged snippet of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself.” Wale then dove into the catchy call-and-repeat goodness of “The Deep End” before stumbling through the audience while performing “88.” As he wandered among the crowd, Wale took selfies and pulled multiple drags off blunts that he borrowed from random fans. “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “Ambition” were obvious highlights. And aside from a few sloppy song transitions and a tad too much singing from the emcee, Wale brought anticipation for his upcoming banger while also reminding fans as to why they loved him in the first place. ★★★✩✩

Photos by Glenn Brogan

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