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A long line started to form in the early afternoon for the sold out free concert yesterday at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. The night after the new album release of Wale's most anticipated album, "Ambition" – Hot 97 teamed up with us to produce one of the biggest concerts the city has seen this year. In true Myspace release fashion, the room was filled to overflowing capacity with supporters of the artist including everyone from Trey Songz, Ne-Yo, Meek Mill, Miguel and a very healthy looking Rick Ross in great spirits. He remained on stage for his newly signed MMG Maybach artist' Wale's performance the entire time.
To view photos from the show, click HERE.
Listen to Wale's release "Ambition" in full length by clicking below:
Miss Info & Mikey describe the event below: .
"Wale put on quite a show for his Ambition record release event
(sponsored by Hot97/Myspace) and I had alot of fun hosting too! While
the stage got progressively more packed as the night went on, so did
cameos: Ne-Yo, Miguel, Meek Mill…and French Montana, who tore it down
with the "Choppa Choppa Down" remix. From my perch onstage, I heard
folks wonder when French and Emilio Rojas would become official MMG. I
also heard early predictions that put Ambition's first week sales
between 160k to 200k! (On a personal note, I really like Meek Mill's
attitude, eager and energetic. And Rick Ross' manager Gucci Pucci is
always warm and friendly, much better than some other aloof, amnesic
managers.) It was great to watch Rick Ross onstage, looking healthy and
so very happy, gingerly two-stepping to the music." .
"This show was wild as hell. The energy level stayed at a 10 for pretty
much the entire show. Sure, Rozay walking out onto the stage during
first 2 minutes of the show helped, but the kids were there to see
Wale. No gimmicks or tricks were needed. Dude has come a long way since
his first show at the Highline back in 2008." .
Take a sneak peak at some of the performances below, the official highlights of the show will air on Myspace on November 9.
Last night, Wale took his "ambition" to ABC's late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". The DC native performed hits "Lotus Flower Bomb" with the assistance of R&B crooner Miguel and "Bait" off his new album Ambition.
In case you missed it, watch Wale's performance below:
Wale has partnered with Turntable.fm to give his fans a chance to DJ (Turntable-style) on stage as part of the "Ambition" tour. Turntable.fm will be hosting a series of DJ battles for Wale's fans, and the top-ranked DJ from each city will earn the chance to DJ on stage before Wale.
Battle 1: New Orleans/Austin/Los Angeles 11/9 @ 7 PM PST
Battle 2: SF/Seattle – 11/17 @ 7 PM PST
-Overall winner from each battle will receive a pair of SOL Headphones
-Top ranked DJ from each city will DJ at the show
-2nd ranked DJ from each city wins a pair of tickets to the show
-All participants receive a Wale/Turntable.fm t-shirt
Winners will get to DJ at the following shows:
11/11 – New Orleans, House of Blues
11/12 - Austin, La Zona Rosa
11/15 – Los Angeles, House of Blues
11/22 – San Francisco, Mezzanine
11/25 - Seattle, Neumos
Interested in participating? Make sure you are available to take part in the battle for your show as well as the show itself. Click here to fill out the entry form.