Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist and McDonald’s pitchman Dwele is prepping for the release of his long awaited 4th studio album, Dwele has lured a who’s who of both hip hop and R&B for W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.), which will be released on RT Music Group / E1 Music on June 29th, 2010. The album features David Banner, Raheem Devaughn, Slum Village and Monica Blair, with production by Mike City (Usher, Brandy, Babyface, Rihanna), Nottz (Busta Rhymes, Scarface, Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West), G1 (Dwele’s hit “I’m Cheatin’”) and of course, Dwele himself.
This album is the follow up to Dwele’s last album, Sketches of a Man which sold over 100,000 units.
The first single from W.ants. W.orld. W.omen. (W.W.W.) the soulful tune, “What’s Not to Love,” is currently at #24 on the Urban AC chart and climbing!
“W.W.W. is separated into three sections, representing different aspects of myself as an artist,” explains Dwele. The album is a collection of songs combining elements of both R&B and hip hop to express his personal and political views as filtered through the turbulent economy and political climate of today. Dwele continues, “With W.W.W., I wanted to do as Marvin Gaye and Donny Hathaway did. When you hear their music now, you feel exactly what the climate was at the time, and that’s the job of musicians, to talk about the world’s situation.”
Dwele was featured on the chorus of Kanye West’s smash hit, “Flashing Lights.” Recently, he also became the face and voice behind the launch of McDonald’s new product line, McCafe.
Confirmed tour dates (with more to be announced shortly):
June 3 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
June 4 New York, NY Nokia Theater*
July 2 Nashville, TN Limelight
July 3 Memphis, TN Cannon Center
July 7 Seattle, WA Triple Door
July 9 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
July 10 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
July 11 San Francisco, CA Yoshi’s
July 15 Los Angeles, CA Key Club
July 16 San Diego, CA Anthology
July 17 San Diego, CA Anthology
July 21 Detroit, MI Chene Park
July 23 Chicago, IL Double Door
August 13 Miami, FL Exit 66
August 14 Orlando, FL Club Rain
August 16 Alexandria, VA Birchmere*
August 17 Alexandria, VA Birchmere*
August 18 New York, NY B.B. King’s*
August 19 Foxboro, MA Showcase Live
August 21 Vail, CO Gerald Ford Amphitheater
All dates are headlining dates, except:
*dates are co-headlining with Mint Condition