Wale is no longer signed to Atlantic Records, according to our sources, following the release his 2017 album, SHINE.
“Wale is no longer with us,” an Atlantic Records spokesman confirmed with DJBooth. A reason for the split was not provided.
On Tuesday (February 13), the veteran MC unveiled a brand new single, entitled “All Star Break Up,” which according to both Apple Music and Spotify was released through Maybach Music Group and Wale's own Every Blue Moon. In other words, Wale is ficially independent.
In total, the DMV native released three albums under the Atlantic umbrella, including The Gifted (2013), The Album About Nothing (2015) and SHINE (2017). Ambition, released in 2011, was distributed through Atlantic's parent label, Warner Music.
DJBooth has reached out to Wale directly for further comment, but as press time, he has not responded. We will update this story if and when new information is available.
In related news, in January, Wale was spotted in the studio with longtime friend and collaborator J. Cole, working on, what he called, “new vibes.”