Wale is one of the most prominent rappers to discuss shame in the dark-skinned community. In “The Kramer”, Wale elaborates on his tortured existence

This track off of his debut album Attention Deficit describes his former distrust of light-skinned girls as born of inner turmoil and falsehoods

With a hook from Chrisette Michele made for the airwaves, “Shades” is a stark combination of commercialism and social consciousness