By Maurice Bobb
Sorry, Wale is too busy making music to entertain that.
Instead of going back and forth with MMG labelmate Meek Mill about his supposed “hating,” the D.C. MC dropped a new single, “The Followers,” on Tuesday (July 8) to shift the focus back to music.
I will post it at 411 (7min from now) Just wanna shift the attention back on the art . I was gonna drop it next week but fuck it
— Wale Folarin (@Wale) July 8, 2014
Backed by the boom bap production of Pro Reese and Marce Reazon, Folarin shines on the track with a barrage of introspective, yet braggadocios lyrics.
“Oh, that’s swag? Call me trash, who y’all source?/Cause y’all shit, the way I see it, you all lost,” he raps.
After the first verse, there’s an interlude featuring a quote from “The Switch” episode of “Seinfeld,” cementing the chances that this song will end up on the final tracklisting of Wale’s upcoming LP, Album About Nothing.
“The point is I intend to undertake this. And I’ll do it with or without you. So if you’re scared, if you haven’t got the stomach for this, let’s get it out right now! And I’ll go on my own. If not, you can get on board and we can get to work! Now what’s it going to be?” says Jerry Seinfeld.
Once he’s back in the pocket of the beat, the Gifted rapper doles out sonic couplets that highlight his status as a hip-hop tastemaker.
“Folarin life comin’ though, camera look like PornHub, closet look like Karmaloop,” he raps.
Album About Nothing is slated for release this fall.