Young Folarin has stricken one again with another leak from his upcoming third studio solo album, The Gifted. This is one of five tracks we’ve heard off the album so far, and I gotta say I like what I hear and hear what I like. Wale recruited 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa for Rotation, a record which had me concerned. As stated in a previous post, I wasn’t too thrilled to see Wiz Khalifa on the list of features for the album given the material he gave us on his last album O.N.I.F.C. However, the Taylor Gang Captain and Tity Boi were forced to stray away from their standard horse hockey excuses of lyrics as they stood aside the game’s best poet to deliver a set of pretty decent bars.
Forget about the guests tho, let’s talk about the man of the hour. Take a listen to Wale’s lines and try not to laugh and/or pop a stiffy of appreciation for that dynamite delivery. Although half of the hook repeats a line dedicated to smoking fatty’s and the first two verses don’t require too much thought process to digest, don’t underestimate Wale’s bars.
“Like a nigga out the globe, with a nigga throwed/Like a cornerback in the flat, nigga in the zone/Like an ornament on a tree, home in the tree/How you gonna eat? Carnivores need beef/Well I need beats”
Christ in heaven himself, this is what I’ve been waiting for. No, this track isn’t the most meaningful and is more of a showcase of egotistical spittin , but you can hear the hunger in Wale’s voice. Sleep tight kids, because in 12 days Wale is making his way down the mothafuckin chimney to give us lyrical gifts unlike anything we’ve ever unRAPPED.
Let your earz ooze with hip-hop pleasure and cop The Gifted on June 25th.
Get Your Earz Wet!