Posted in MP3 | hiphop | music | tour dates | video on October 17, 2008

by Black Bubblegum

DOWNLOAD: M.I.A. - Boyz Remix featuring Wale (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: M.I.A. - Boyz Remix featuring Jay-Z (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Rhymefest - Man In The Mirror Mixtape (ZIP)

Ronson, Merriweather & Wale
Marc Ronson and Wale

Allido Records, named after one of my favorite Stevie Wonder songs, is the label co-owned by Mr. EVR aka potential Lohan In-Law Mark Ronson (sorry for getting all Perez-y). Mark Ronson will rep Allido when he appears as house DJ during the Allido CMJ showcase at SOB's on Oct 21st. Tickets are on sale.

The Allido Showcase will be headlined by Wale (pronounced wah-lay), who has appeared in NYC with Ronson before, and who recently hopped on a new remix of M.I.A.'s "Boyz" that some say is better than the Jay-Z remix that was released at the same time. Both are available for download above... you be the judge. Wale doesn't have an actual album to his name yet (he's a mixtape dude), but look for his debut to drop in Spring 2009 and feature Travis Barker (recently released from an LA burn center), Mark Ronson (no doy), 9th Wonder, Just Blaze, and Pharrell.

On January 25, 2008, Wale and Mark Ronson, on Ronson's East Village Radio show, hinted that Wale was in the process of signing with Jimmy Iovine at Interscope Records and On March 12, he announced on 93.9 WKYS that he had signed with Interscope. [Wikipedia]
Speaking of 9th, also keep a look out for a Wale/9th Wonder collabo mixtape called Back To The Feature "up next", according to a recent interview in Giant Magazine. For now though, dig on "The Mixtape About Nothing" available for download at his blog.

Rhymefest of I-co-wrote-Kanye-West's-"Jesus Walks"-fame will also be in the (SOB's) house (check out the free Jacko-themed mixtape from earlier this year available above), as well as The Rumble Strips and Daniel Merriweather (not to be confused with Dan The Automator aka Nathaniel Merriweather of Handsome Boy Modeling School fame). Daniel was also at that Webster Hall show Ronson played in October last year.

In other semi-related news, Perez Hilton is announcing his full CMJ lineup on Monday, Pharell and M.I.A. recently got together, Jay-Z inspired a bunch of kids to search out Daptone's Menehan Street Band, and the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase, happening the same night as Ronson's, is getting close to being sold out. Also that night: The Cool Kids & The Carps.

Wale videos and tour dates below...


Wale "Uptown Roamers" Original version

Wale's video for his Justice D.A.N.C.E. remix

Wale - Hip Hop Official Artist of the Week

WALE live @ Don Hills (FADER party)


Wale - 2008 Tour Dates
Oct 17 - Howard Homecoming w/ UCB WASHINGTON, Washington DC
Oct 21 - CMJ Allido Showcase @ SOB's w/ Mark Ronson, Daniel Merriweather, Rhymefest and more, NYC
Nov 20 - UPenn w/ Ryan Leslie opening Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 9 - TBA New York
Feb 14 2009 - Good Vibrations Festival-Centennial Park Sydney, Australia
Feb 15 2009 - Good Vibrations-The Nursery, Flemington Racecourse Melbourne, Australia
Feb 21 2009 - Good Vibrations-Gold Coast, Parklands Showgrounds Gold Coast, Australia
Feb 22 2009 - Good Vibrations-Perth, Heirisson Island Perth, Australia

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Comments (9)

I HATE Mark Ronson.

Posted by Anonymous | October 17, 2008 7:52 PM

elitaste.com

Posted by themasses | October 18, 2008 3:29 AM

Anyone ever see Wale live before? Any good? You think any special guests will show up at this?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2008 2:13 PM

Any idea where that December 9th show will be?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2008 7:57 PM

S.O.B.'s
9:00pm Mark Ronson (DJ Set)
9:00pm Rhymefest
9:30pm Daniel Merriweather
10:00pm Wale
12:00am Kidz in the Hall

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 19, 2008 8:29 PM

hey party people - how was this show last night? early report from the show was it very good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2008 6:42 AM

The show was pretty much just a bunch of girls trying to fuck Mark Ronson.

Posted by erudite | October 22, 2008 4:20 PM

It sure is easy to hate the guy. Good looking, from money, really talented (produces AND plays!), place in NYC, place in London, etc etc etc.

You either want him or you want to be him. Or I guess you can want both.

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2008 4:33 PM

Plus he's a giant douche whose Brit accent has strangely been intensifying the last few years.

Great producer with a good eye for talent though. He's made great use of the resources available to him. If only all douches had such good taste in music...

Posted by Anonymous | October 22, 2008 4:38 PM

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