Interviewing Portable Payback recently I recall Marc 7 making a strong point that he was upset that Jurassic 5 had turned down an opportunity to work with the Dave Matthews Band a few years back. At first I was a little taken a back by the emphatic point Marc was making about working with a fluffy rock band who was known for making Caucasian girls swoon across our sketchy land. And then I realized that he wanted to work with them BECAUSE they had that effect on those girls heart rates. In other words, the color that matters is green. If you can ride the gravy train that is the coattails of an industry supported giant like DMB or in Wale’s case, John Mayer, than you hop on board with a smile on your face and a bib around your neck.
This new Wale track with John Mayer is not the only time these two have partaken in the same activity. Both of these musicians jumped on the New Era phenomenon of commissioning musician edition fitted caps. The Mayer fitted was straight wack, but the Wale one was pretty ill, having co-opted the Washington Nationals logo and all. Peep both fitteds after the jump, and for the record, I think Ped is still selling his Wale cap. The track will be on Wale’s Attention Deficit LP, slated for a November 10th, 2009 release.
The John Mayer Edition New Era
Wale Edition New Era