Wale Says Melanin Hindered His Career…Because So Many Biracial Rappers Are Flourishing!

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Wale Discusses Being Overlooked For Biracial Rap Peers

Wale’s known world-wide so why isn’t he mentioned with the Drakes, J Cole’s and Logics? According to him, it’s simple, he’s a no-frills, 100% African man.

During a question and answer session with fans on twitter, someone asked Wale if he thought his passion for music hurt his career and being mentioned with “his class”. He says yes and also, his DNA is a factor.

Me being a dark skinned (not half white) rapper direct decent from Africa did [hurt me] too.


Wale also mentioned going back to college, seems like he’s over the BS of the music industry. Previously, Nicki Minaj pointed out that it was a good time to be a white rapper with so many dominating the charts last year. But, when you think about it, there is an influx of biracial rappers too. There are the Drakes, J Coles, Logics, and then a whole sleuth of new rappers like Lil Pump and Trippie Redd that display racial ambiguity.

Do you agree with Wale’s point? You can check out Wale’s new EP “It’s Complicated” here.

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