Posted on 07 September, 2009 | 1 Comment
From the desk of @SusieJuanPR..the Roots weren’t availale? Congrats @Wale
Santa Monica, CA, September 2, 2009–MTV has tapped hip-hop’s newest challenger, Wale and the legendary go-go band UCB as the official house band for the 2009 VMAs, providing the night’s soundtrack for the hottest music awards show this year. Not only will Wale perform his new hit single “World Tour,” but he will also collaborate with artists including The All-American Rejects, Pitbull and 3OH!3 while putting his own unique spin on some of the biggest songs of the year.
“This is a monumental point in my career,” says Wale. “As an unknown artist, it was an honor for me to perform with Mark Ronson at the 2007 VMAs. This year, UCB and I, will be adding an extra element to the VMAs as we bring our signature sound of go-go music to the stage.”
As the anticipation continues to build and a new release date for Attention Deficit (Allido/Interscope) has been set for October 20th, Wale readies the release of his second single “World Tour” featuring Jazmine Sullivan. As “World Tour” rides the success of first single “Chillin,’” which heavily impacted airwaves this spring, the go-go infused banger, “Pretty Girls” featuring Gucci Mane, has become this summer’s ultimate club anthem.