Wale Blogs About Love and Monogamy … Again
D.C. rapper Wale recently published his second blog for Honey magazine, discussing love and relationships.
The rapper, whose first blog discussed the differences between “making love” and “having sex,” wrote about the pursuit of “the one,” and being open to the “joy of being in love.”
“When I was in early high school, I would chant nonsense like money over b——,” Wale began auspiciously. “Looking back, I cringe. After failed relationships, failed ‘flings,’ failed attempts at being a gigolo, player, or anything under that umbrella, I made a self declaration that 2010 will be the year of #thatthing. #thatthing is an absolute anomaly. It’s unexplainable. It soothes, it kills, it holds, it harms. It literally can grant life or death with one touch. And for this reason, many of us wear masks, metaphorically of course. Masks that cover insecurities. Masks that prevent #thatthing from capturing you in its relentless clutch. The fear of being hurt, for some, is far more important then the joy of being in love.”
He went on to wax emotional about searching for “#thatthing,” and while life’s most precious pursuit appears to have been reduced to a trending topic, he still managed to get below the surface.
“I’ve decided to pursue monogamy this year because #thatthing is beautiful. I literally drove down South Dakota Avenue with a North Face coat (the big joint) some basketball shorts, a wifebeater, and Timberlands. (Nike boots were muddy) on a summer night, because I wanted to show her ‘how real these tears are,” Wale explained.
Wale concluded with an open question: What is so addictive about love?
“I have to ask myself why. Is it the thrill of chase? Spending nights under the covers talking about nothing? Your partner is so ‘perfect’ that just to hear their breath is the most tranquil feeling in the world (and completely trumps a quick nut from a jump-off.) Her sex is so good I look past the fact that she has no job, no car, no ambition, and no drive. Or ladies — maybe he f—- so good that you forget that he has six children and he’s only 25. The most proud can be publicly foolish. The shy guy can transform into the most outspoken. The moment your heart and hormones start to fight for control of your brain, you’re probably caught up in #thatthing.”
Check out Wale’s debut, ‘Attention Deficit,’ which dropped in November.