I’ve become very picky about the music I listen to as I get older. There is just so much stuff to listen to that it is impossible to listen to everything out there. Anyway, I’ve been totally into this rapper WALE out of Washington D.C. recently. He doesn’t even have an album out yet but he has a lot out of stuff to listen to. His most recent mix tape, 100 Miles and Runnin’, is one of the few mix tapes I even listen to. He has some of his own material but he also raps over other tracks. It doesn’t matter…it sounds like he is having fun being an M.C. and his lyrics are consistently on point. It reminds of all the great rappers I’ve listened to over the years and reminds me of a simple time when hip-hop was measured by the music and not the image. I know that is cliche to say, but it is true. Anyway, if you need something new to listen to, check him out.