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Happy The Album About Nothing Eve to all you faithful Wale fans out there.

As the D.C. rap prodigy’s fourth studio album is set to the drop, he and has team and carefully decided to drop a visionary cautionary tale with “The White Shoes” video.

Growing up, especially when you’re born into an environment that exudes Hip-Hop culture, the lines between vanity and cleanliness are often intertwined, sometimes for the worse. The soul-for-real record finds a reflective Olubowale harboring on his past days as a youth when elders when tell him that keeping a clean pair of white shoes would solidify his first impression in everything he does in life.

Fast forward to 2015, kids are keeping fresh white sneakers to impress the fairer sex and become joke-proof, the latter which can attract haters in the truest sense. All it takes a lowly pair of Air Jordan “Legend Blues” to alter one young man’s life in a multitude of ways.

Watch the Walu-directed “White Shoes” video to see the sentiment which we speak of. The Album About Nothing is hours away from arriving.

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