I have been a longtime fan of Mr. Folarin and when the original version of this song came out towards the end of the summer it had the whole of Washington, D.C. on smash. There wasn’t a club you went to that didn’t play this record so naturally Wale decided to make a remix with some of his industry friends. Backed by a go-go inspired beat from Tone P and the legendary go-go band UCB this had all the makings of a hit locally. The record never really took off in the rest of the country due to its sound and lyrics focusing so hard on D.C. slang, (bait means someone of the opposite sex you are attracted to and want to have some fun with), and references so I’m guessing this is Wale’s way of allowing it to reach to a wider audience. 2 Chainz has been tearing it up recently on a string of guest verses and Rick Ross is his boss so you know he had to put him on the track. I could definitely do without the awkward rapping/singing of Trey Songz though. But of course Wale ends the track fittingly by killing the beat and outshining his guests. This song gets me hype everyday and motivates me to want to do something important. I mean how can you not when you’re being told “Work, Work, Work, Work!”
This brand new track from The Bawse himself premiered on Funkmaster Flex´s Hot 97 radio show last night. It will be off of his upcoming album God Forgives, I Don´t which Rozay announced will be released on December 13. Behind a typically dope soulful Just Blaze beat Ross stretches into some new territory sonically and I´m digging it. We have seen recently everybody chasing the B.M.F./Lex Luger formula that Ross helped to create and it´s good to see that he looks to be branching off of that and experimenting with new sounds. This really feels like some old school MCing in a modern context.
Props to Rap Radar
Bonus: Rick Ross ft. Nicki Minaj “You The Boss”