"He proved that he was resilient," Georgette says, praising the D.C. MC for weathering his split with Interscope and releasing 'Ambition,' the aptly titled chart-topping sophomore disc he dropped in November 2011. 'He came back. He stayed true to his lyrical content."
Cline cited 'Lotus Flower Bomb' as one of the rapper's key tracks, since it's an anthem for both sexes.
"That was an awesome song for women, but I knew dudes were singing that, too," she says.
Bringing guys and girls together is one thing, but the true test for any rapper is keeping it real. In this department, Cline says, Wale once again makes the grade.
"He wasn't forgetting his hometown," Cline says. "The D.C. area, the people, the streets that showed him support."
Watch Georgette Cline Discuss Wale on MTV