After releasing his solid full-length debut, Attention Deficit, in 2009, Wale's career took an interesting turn. He would follow the record with another very good Seinfeld-theme mixtape, More About Nothing, in 2010 and then, surprisingly, he signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group in early 2011. The Washington, D.C. spitter was all over the label's Self-Made, Vol. 1 compilation, perhaps testing the more thuggish waters before crafting this sophomore album. Ambition serves as his debut on MMG and features the summer, J. Cole-assisted "Bad Girls Club."