HipHop Since 93 said:
I wouldn't necessarily call Wale a HBCU rapper but he does show the HBCUs alot of love & he gets alot of love back. MMG gets alot of support from the college age group. I go to Morgan State, Meek, Wale & Big Sean did our Homecoming show. This was in October so Big Sean was still buzzing from his album. Meek got a big reaction from the crowd & he did a couple joints. Wale was up next & he got the biggest reaction of the night & had a long set. Big Sean headlined, and nobody cared, he did some mixtape joints, a.ss, Marvin Gaye & Chardonay, & My Last. Big Sean probably got the weakest reaction of the 3, & he had 3 big songs out at the time. People were leaving while Big Sean was on, it seemed like Wale should've been the headliner. & before anybody says its because he's local, we dont fu*k with most DC artists in Baltimore.
I don't think there is any such thing as an "HBCU rapper
" but there are rappers who cater to that demographic and Wale is one of them. He covers that base.
You obviously already knew that because you are a part of that community, people on the outside might be confused with something that's obvious to us.
Exactly my reaction... WTF does WALE have to do with HBCU's, please explain that sh*t!
I would be happy to give you a cultural translation.
Is that a picture of you that you inserted inside the post?
If I'm talking about rappers covering different demographics and I say that Wale covers the HBCU demographic my logic is based on the fact that he heavily promotes his music to the HBCU demographic as evidenced in these multiple videos.
His music is highly popular within this age range and people from this background.
I don't believe it's a concept that's difficult for normal Black folks to grasp but I don't mind giving an explanation to people outside of that circle.