New Music: Wale ‘Folarin’

Wale is back with another one. After dropping “Gemini (2 Sides)” last week, the D.C. rapper unleashes his namesake “Folarin.”

Over the horn-heavy production, he addresses his peers (“Don’t hate rap / I just hate rappers that like perpin’ / Real ice on fake ni**as or vice versa”) and his status in the game (“I’m always in the shadow of average ni**as wit more funding”), while dropping a couple Nintendo references (“Every beat I smash like I’m Ike, Snake, Cloud, or Kirby”).

Wale is now gearing up for the release of his sixth studio album, due later this year on Warner Records.