Women serve as a protagonist for much of what’s created. My favorite songs of all time have been incentivized from the existence of a lady. “The Lady In My Life” by Michael Jackson, “Letter Home” by Childish Gambino,” Kanye West’s pen on Drake’s “Find Your Love.” These are songs that I’ve listened to recently, but of course the list can go on. Romantic notions and thoughts about loving a woman and deeply appreciating her in every way, crosses my mind quite often.
I do not hold my response in coordination with life itself. Without digging too deep and remaining a bit below surface level, there is a mass of great art that materializes from a woman’s overall presence. Lacking no presence of what a woman presents—is Wale’s music—who’s endeared thoughts of a lady became some of his most beloved songs.
Respect of the mind before the body. Wale Folarin carefully surrenders his words—dedicating them to the overall appeal of a woman. Poetry of notions. Her body displays itself as an appreciated temple, rather than anything less. Her mind vitally captures an essence of her that cannot be physically felt. Together, the mind and the body synchronize patterns. From there, Wale’s diction of gratitude forms art.
Maybach poetic genius,” as Wale self-titles himself as. He’s prolific in conveying sentiments, especially when the subject caters to women. Countless times before, Wale’s splurge of words connected to a woman’s greatness has led him to hits. Even if the song didn’t grace a Billboard chart spot, he was (still is) spot on with his illustrative templates of a woman.
The Ambitious Girl (2010)
“I love a girl with ambition man. I think it’s nothing more sexier than a woman with drive. So I just kind of decided to give my ode to them,” Wale said on creating the track “Ambitious Girl”
“Ambitious Girl” captures Wale in arguably his most poetic form—lathering the thought of a girl who would rather finish a chapter in a book than finish a conversation with him. Prioritization is key to Wale.
Diary (feat. Marsha Ambrosius) (2009)
“Diary” strikes the soul in multiple layers. First: the production soothes the room with a La Valse D’Amélie sample. Second: Wale’s sincerity is captured once again. Third: He adds his poetic-esque touch—by incorporating a poem into the track—syncing the idea of the entire track. The queen deserves more, but she’s so baffled by the past that she can’t move on to present day.
The Ambitious Girl 2 (feat. J. Holiday) (2011)
The applause for Her work ethic flourished on a sequel to “The Ambitious Girl.” Featuring J. Holiday, Wale delivered an ode to the working woman and college goer.
Let’s Chill (feat. Lloyd) (2011)
Impressive—for Wale to test his patience and not rush into sexual relations with a love interest. Instead, he invests time into her mind, leaving the intercourse of sex last. “Let’s Chill” exemplified a man’s patience—to appreciate her for what she says, rather than what she can do.
Lotus Flower Bomb (feat. Miguel) (2011)
A complete 180-degree turn from “Let’s Chill,” Wale draws in the young lady’s attention through confident wordplay and his own touch of charisma. The song is certified platinum in the U.S. and peaked no. one on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Rick Ross – Diced Pineapples (feat. Wale & Drake) (2012)
“Diced Pineapples” is right on the money if you’re looking for Wale’s figurative wordplay. Yet again, he shows utmost respect to the women and their composition. “The highest form of my admiration
I ain’t no connoisseur but I’m kinda sure you will admire my taste,” Wale says, opening up the song with a poem. Laid through a Cardiak-produced beat, Wale also says “And I won’t ever rest, we meet at the peak of your mountain.” There, Wale double backs to being on top of everything and also adding unique entendres. The highest form. The track peaked at no. 14 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs.
The Bloom (AG3) (feat. Stokley Williams) (2015)
The Bloom (a.k.a. Ambitious Girl 3) is a soulful single from Wale’s ‘The Album About Nothing.’ Flowers bloom, and women do too. Through parallelism, Wale strongly indicates how beautiful the woman who stands before him is. Figuratively, the sun represents the optimism of tomorrow as she ambitiously tackles the present day.
Tired of Dreaming (feat. Ne-Yo & Rick Ross) (2013)
Wale’s dreams capture the ideal woman he needs. The dreams continue too often, to the point he’s now tired of dreaming about her. From teeth to hairstyle, Wale describes the potential woman he’d desire chemistry with. “Cause my only concern is that her head’s strong,” Wale says, assuring us that mental comes before physical.
The Matrimony (feat. Usher) (2015)
Plaques on the wall or wedding photos that sit above the fireplace? Wale found himself making this decision in “The Matrimony.” The commitment aspect opened a gate of anxiety, but he realized that time isn’t on pause or rewind. Temporary women flood his arena but the loyalty of a loyal woman brings through a quiet storm. Although it doesn’t touch as straightforward on admiration as other songs lay out, the sentiment of committing to the woman who deserves it, sits well within the efforts of capturing true love.
Black is GOLD (2016)
“Black is GOLD” is one of Wale’s post-J. Cole wakeup tracks. Speaking directly to women of color, Wale praises them for being an extraordinary example of how to be a queen. He commends Miss Lupita, Duckie Thot, Viola Davis. Younger women followed, like: SZA and Justine Skye.
Wale’s catalog of music isn’t one of uncompounded structure. You’re bound to find songs about nearly every subject matter you could possibly think of. “My PYT,” “Ms. Moon,” the amount of songs the 32-year-old artist has composed is phenomenal.
It’s true, the D.C. native can rap his ass off, but his ability to cater to a woman surfaces as second nature.