Wale: Rapper OR Poet?



I don’t know what it is exactly about this Maybach Music rapper that has me drawn to him but Wale is one of the few rappers I can sit back and listen to these days. In the words of Terry tha Rapman, “n****s be dropping punchlines like they just discovered that shit“. Too many to name but rappers these days piss me off, including M.I who’s supposed to be the grandfather or whatever of rap in Nigeria.

Wale‘s lines are lyrical and just beautiful to listen to, it’s smooth as honey and flows so natural you can practically see the words oozing out of his mouth. His lines from Rick Ross‘ single “Diced Pineapples” still has me tripping and I would confess, shamefaced, that was the 1st time I noticed him. Since then I’ve kept an eye out for his music, listening to his mix-tape and tracks from his “Folarin” album. Street Runner comes to mind.

This morning while watching his official video to “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas, I noticed in just one day the number of views have gone up to over 129k! I guess I’m not the only one who thinks he’s something special.

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Wale‘s new album “The Gifted” will be in stores June 25th.

Here’s the video to “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas. Enjoy! 🙂