Who knew that with indie allowance came energised inspiration to rekindle ambition? Wale Folarin may have parted ways with Atlantic Records, his former record label, last month. But rather than sulk, his latest single, “Staying Power” is a celebration of his independence and a reminder to doubters that his lyrical abilities are as sharp as ever.
Over the eerie, soulful and sombre beat, Wale raps confirming his position in hip-hop today; “I’m like the Outkast of the new school.” He also references his out-of-music success on HBO’s “Crashing” saying “Actin’ Gig From Judd Apatow/ It’s So Funny, I’m Fly From My ‘Crashing’ gig” before issuing out a warning to other rappers by rapping that he “Can out-rap (His) Opponents/ Somebody Tell ’em I’m Back in My Zone”.
Listen to Wale’s “Staying Power” below.
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