Wale burns bridges and sets the pages on fire with his lyrics on “Negotiation”
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At this point, Wale doesn’t have to prove he knows how to rap. As he mentioned in his interview with Rap Radar, if the industry was focused more on just rap, this would be a different conversation. Working through fatigue, as he did on “Staying Power,” Wale returns with another lyrically-aggressive track, titled “Negotiations.”
“I’ve been peddling rhymes so much, my calves hurt,” Wale raps in the opening bars of the track. Similar to “Staying Power,” Wale is just going in—no bridge or no hook—none of that is needed here. An angry Wale is an unstoppable Wale. Independently maneuvering, Wale also stated in his interview with Eliot Wilson that this is the happiest he’s been since he made “Nike Boots,” a song released in 06-07.
What’s next for Wale? Only time will tell as he weighs his options. There’s a lot of weight being carried through these new releases and Wale is the man to run it back, with running back tendencies; no fumbling.