Drug talk gets plenty of play in rap lyrics, but it sounds like Wale is ready to move on from that white.
“Is they still talkin’ yayo?” the Maybach Music Group rapper questions in the opening to his new freestyle over Snootie Wild’s “Yayo,” which he released on Monday (June 16). “That’s all them n—as talkin’ ’bout, little n—as ain’t dreamin’.”
The DMV native, who places a premium on speaking truth in rhymes, had some words for any peers who may not be doing the same:
“Still sayin’ what them suckas been afraid to/ I ain’t sayin’ I’m a n—a with a halo, but I’m not a gang n—a bangin’ with a pencil/ Every n—a came from the trap now, huh?/ Every n—a carrying a MAC now, huh?”
Consider this free a warmup for Wale’s Album About Nothing, which is currently scheduled to drop in the Fall.
“I’m working a lot,” he told MTV News in April. “I’m doing a lot with J. Cole. I worked with DJ Premier so far. And I’m working with a lot of producers under my camp, Every Blue Moon.”
“Every Blue Moon is my imprint,” he added. “It’s not just for recording artists. We’re collaborating with painters. I’ve collaborated with [visual artist] Jay West. He’s not signed to me, but I’ve collaborated with him. We’re gonna do a lot of stuff in the fashion world, as well. I’m working with my man Brock Korsan, he’s A&Ring the project, along with Dallas Martin. And I’m doing a lot of things with Nicky Diamonds.”