Today, rising rapper Wallie the Sensei drops his video for his breakout record “Scandalous (feat. MAR, Yaahl).” via Capitol Records. The video was directed by Brian Alan and finds Wallie, MAR, and Yaahl, all Compton natives paying homage to their neighborhood. The camaraderie, hustle and the rawness of Compton are felt throughout the video with drinks pouring, dice rolling, and friends dancing in the streets under the California sun. On the track Wallie narrates tales of mischief from his experiences. Wallie embodies the essence of Los Angeles’s hip-hop scene as one of its rising stars. The “Scandalous” video follows the release of “Bitch Please” and “Tarzan” which are all off his debut EP No Love.
On Sunday August 16, Wallie hosted a “Back To School” event where he gave back to his Compton community providing backpacks, school supplies, and food for kids adhering to social distance guidelines. LA’s own radio maven DJ Carisma was a special guest. All attendees were required to wear masks. Wallie has love for his neighborhood and realizes kids still needs supplies even with virtual learning.
It’s my duty to give back. That’s my hood and those kids are the future,” said Wallie on the event.
There’s no surprise that Wallie was thriving in L.A.’s hip-hop underground with “Scandalous.” The record produced by Drum Dummie (YoungBoy Never Broke Again, OMB Peezy, Kodak Black) spread organically throughout the city with nods from radio including the L.A. Leakers, Nick Cannon Mornings and it even broke into Power 106.1’s rotation without any push. He also picked up praise from fellow rappers Rucci and AD, as well as Sacramento’s Mozzy. Wallie hoped music could change his life — he just didn’t know how quickly it’d happen.