Maybach Music Group’s Wale is back on his grizzle. The hip-hop veteran has stepped up to deliver a new Yella Beezy and Maxo Kream-featured “Down South” to the masses.
Wale Partners Up W/ Yella Beezy
The Washington, DC native surprised fans heading into the weekend courtesy of his newest audio gem. The nostalgic anthem features sounds from mid-2000’s Houston classic “Still Tippin’.”
Wale uses this canvas to dispel glamorous images of street life as he spits about the downsides of life as a trapper: “In the ’90s, a traffic stop get you tickets, a joke/Now they find you at traffic stops you get riddled with holes.”Beezy and Maxo take a street-level approach to, the former evoking pure menace and the latter oscillating between aggression and reflection. Maxo concludes his verse with a chilling observation: “Ever since my bro got killed, I can’t trust sh*t, I can’t trust nothing/Can’t even trust my Crips, because a Crip killed Nipsey Hussle.”
Earlier in the week, Wale promised to come through for fans with a new tune.
Wale’s Back On His Music Grind
In late July 2021, Ralph Folarin hit up his Instagram page to share a snapshot of himself draped in pure fashion goals attire. Along with the camera flex, Wale revealed plans to hit up at least two live concerts.
“Rolling Loud today .. also performing at a festival in Miami at 7”
Wale’s shorts even sparked a co-sign and reaction from MMG alumni Rockie Fresh.
Wale’s Back On IG
Heading into the weekend, Wale lit up his Instagram page to provide some content and a possible explanation for what he has been dealing with lately. The Washington, DC native hinted at anxiety possibly being the reason for his medical complication and brief break from the Internet.
“Things Anxiety Often Gets Mistaken For. Appearing ‘Cold’ And Distant: Because all of their attention is focused on not managing their symptoms and appearing ‘okay.’ Rudeness: Due to the unpredictability of anxiety, it can result in one socially withdrawing to cope with their symptoms (and thereby cancel plans last minute or leave an event early)”
Wale Alarms Hip-Hop W/ Illness Announcement
A few weeks ago, Wale went to his Instagram Story to say he was “extremely sick”. He didn’t offer up any more details on what this could possibly mean, but Ralph Folarin noted a social media hiatus would come as well.
“I am out of commission. I been extremely sick since Saturday. I’ve missed many calls and texts.. Thank you to everybody who called wit genuine concern. I ain’t sure how long I’ll be down but this sh*t ain’t slight… Soon as I can come back strong I’ll be back strong. As for now management will run my socials. Much love, see y’all soon.”