(AllHipHop News) Maybach Music Group rapper Wale just released his fourth studio LP The Album About Nothing. As the DMV representative continues to build his musical catalog, he also has his eyes set on making moves in the film world. Wale spoke with Power 105’s Angie Martinez about his film ambitions.
“Who wouldn’t want to see another Belly kind of movie? It wasn’t ‘critically acclaimed,’ but for us it was great,” said Wale. “I just feel like there’s a void that could be filled in that arena. I don’t necessarily know if it’s going to be me, but I sure as hell want to help usher in a youth movement in Black Hollywood. We can’t keep putting cornrows on Shemar Moore.”
Wale expressed his interest in appearing in the hit African-American led shows Power and Empire. He also discussed his desire to support up-and-coming actors and filmmakers.
“Where’s the new young Mekhi Phifer? Where’s the new young Denzel [Washington]? Where’s the new young Halle [Berry]?” asked Wale. “It’s gonna take the right clique, the right people. And I want to be able to be part of that.”
Watch Wale’s interview below.