After Wale first teased this unreleased track during an Instagram Live session on April 27 this year, fans have been asking for the song’s whereabouts ever since. Those inquiries were finally put to rest today as EarthGang and Wale unleash “Options.” On the song, Johnny Venus sets the tone by opening up with its catchy hook:
I got options, I got options. Got a million people watchin’. Yeah, they clockin’, they clockin’. I got options, I got options, baby. Got a million people watchin’ they clockin’ ‘cause I’m poppin’. I don’t believe in you, I don’t trust the things you do. It’s only for TV crews. Heart emojis, I know you sendin’ to all your dudes. You got out to parties at night, come back home and sleep alone. It’s so true.
Most recently, Johnny Venus assisted Sinéad Harnett in her new “Take Me Away” video that dropped earlier this month. EarthGang’s collective Spillage Village shared their anticipated Spilligion project back in September, which featured an array of guest artists including Chance the Rapper, Lucky Daye, Ari Lennox, and Masego. The album was preceded by singles like “Baptize,” “Hapi” and “End of Daze.” Earthgang’s last full length project Mirrorland made landfall back in September of 2019, a project that boasted fan favorites like “Proud Of U” with Young Thug, “Bank,” and “Tequila” featuring T-Pain.
Back in June, Wale surprised the world with an EP titled The Imperfect Storm. His last LP, Wow… That’s Crazy made its way to fans ears in 2019 and boasted 15 cuts with additional assists from Kelly Price, Ari Lennox, Boogie, 6LACK, Bryson Tiller, Lil Durk, Rick Ross and Meek Mill, and more. A top ten record on the Billboard 200, Wow… That’s Crazy marked a big success for the D.C. icon since 2017’s slept-on body of work Shine.
Check out EarthGang and Wale’s new track “Options” down below.