Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Mixtape About Nothing

I've been really enjoying this free internet mixtape from DC rapper Wale, who first appeared on my radar earlier this year with his excellent guest spot on my favorite track from the Roots' Rising Down. His Mixtape About Nothing is a sort of concept album which uses samples from Seinfeld as the basis for a number of the songs...he's not rapping about Seinfeld, but he uses some of the themes from Seinfeld as a starting point and then lets his flow take him where it will. That may very well sound lame when you first hear about it, but in practice Wale puts together a thoroughly enjoyable, smart, funny and unpredictable mixtape that makes me very excited to hear a real album from him, whenever he can get one together.

I apologize for my continued inability to make divshare stream anything, but download this song if you want to hear a good example of what I'm talking about. And since it's a free internet release that doesn't have to worry about sampling issues, there's even a nice Stevie Wonder sample on the song:

The Grown Up

And if you liked it, the whole thing can be downloaded for free here.


drischord said...

Q, if DivShare isn't steaming for you, make sure you're uploading .mp3 files, not AAC (aka .m4a) files. If you buy stuff from the iTunes store, it comes as an AAC, so you have to convert it in iTunes.

Maybe you knew this, but that could be what's causing the problem.

Quinapalus said...

Thanks, I'm definitely uploading mp3s...not sure what the problem is.