Wale – Folarin Like
Wale is totally dialed-in on “Folarin Like,” a freestyle over a Nasir Jones classic.
A few days ago, Wale made a comeback with “Groundhog Day,” a response to J. Cole implicating him on “False Prophets.” Neither track was a diss per se; taken together, hip-hop fans were given a refreshing call-and-response from two excellent lyricists. While we wait for Cole’s album, 4 Your Eyez Only — out on Friday (Dec. 9) — Wale is already back with a new offering. It’s just a freestyle, but it comes over a classic: the DJ Premier-produced “Nas Is Like.” With that in mind, Wale better come correct, and indeed he does. Lyrically, “Folarin Like” might be even more impressive than “Groundhog Day.” The freestyle sums up Wale’s perspective on the game and why there’s no one else like him.
Think Esco and Premo would approve? Sounds like Cole really woke Folarin’s ass up.