Wale Crashes HulkShare Servers With Release Of New Mixtape

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)  |  08/23/2011

WaleWale is getting ready... preparing the November release of his Maybach Music debut, Ambition. But last week, the DC dropped a brand new mixtape for fans, crashing free download sharing services, Hulkshare and Sendspace.

The mixtape, titled The Eleven One Eleven Theory, was released as a promise to fans after he reached 1 million Twitter followers @Wale.

According to Hulkshare, the traffic surrounding the download to its server resulted in temporary crash to the site.

CEO Ted Brinkofski commented, "This is actually the first time, it's due to an existing file. It's certainly an exciting milestone, but not a pleasurable one."

While other major acts have used Hulkshare to release music, Wale's newest effort was the first time the site experienced such technical difficulties. The result lead to seven trending topics on Twitter associated with Wale and the mixtape.

Wale's tape reached over 100,000 downloads in the first few hours of release, and has received an overwhelming response across the blogosphere.

"Wale is continuously letting us know that he is a great contender in the music industry," commented GlobalGrind.com; while Examiner.com heralded Wale as "one of the best rappers in the game, and he's put in some major work to get there. [T]he DC rapper always brings his brilliant wordplay to every tape."

OkayPlayer.com summed up the experience with, "By 2:22pm, I have digested it and found it post-worthy. By 3:33pm, I predict you will be well into it, too."

Download the new mixtape at MixtapePass.com.

Wale is currently on the Roc Nation/Heinken DJ Lounge tour throughout the month of August and is gearing up for a tour in support of his upcoming album, alongside Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifia, Lupe Fiasco, Meek Mill, Big Sean and many more.

Below are dates remaining this month.

8/23 - New Orleans, LA @ Maison
8/25 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
8/29 - Chicago, IL @ The Shrine
8/31 - Detroit, MI @ The Majesticr