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6. Wale

Wale is... let's go with “controversial.” While he's never actually really ever done anything serious—no arrests, no scandals—Mr. Folarin is one of those rappers everyone and their mother has an opinion on, and since he spent March gearing up for an album release, once again rap's talking about him.

We'll have to wait until next month to really gauge the impact of his Album About Nothing, but in March he released two major songs, that just happened to include heavyweight names like Usher ("Matrimony") and Kanye ("The Summer League"). So yes, we might be looking at another call to the Complex offices when Wale sees himself at the number six spot this month, but we're confident it's where he belongs right now.

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