Ambition: Wale Album Artwork

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On 11.1.11, Maybach Music Group rapper Wale will be releasing his sophomore album, entitled Ambition. This is the follow-up to his 2009’s debut album Attention Deficit. The disc debuted at #21 on the Billboard 200 and sold 28,000 copies in its first week. Last month, Wale took to his official Twitter account @Wale and announced that Ambition was finished. On September 29, 2011, New York’s  DJ Funk Master Flex debuted Wale’s latest track “Tats On My Arms” Ft. Rick Ross. On the album cover, instead of doing an expensive photo shoot, Wale opts for an illustration of himself. In my opinion, “the cover is dope.”

In an interview with, Wale compared Ambiton to Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt album.

“I’m just trying to make a classic album, something that you can put up there with Reasonable Doubt and all the stuff that’s blasphemous to compare your work to now,” Wale explained. “Why can’t I say my album is just as good as Reasonable Doubt or I’m trying to beat Reasonable Doubt? That shit is blasphemous to say.”

“They just think that’s ’cause people are too lazy,” he continued. “Young niggas won’t let themselves be great and old niggas won’t let young niggas be great. Jay-Z’s my personal friend. Jay-Z’s a nigga that I idolized when I was younger. Why the fuck you telling I can’t try to beat his album?”

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