Wale’s anticipated Folarin II project is set to arrive next week on Oct. 22. and as he gears up for its release, the DMV star has just dropped off a brand new music video today (Oct. 15) to hold fans over. Tapping in with Maxo Kream and Yella Beezy, Wale hits the city in his freshly released “Down South” visual.
Right from the clear title, listeners can assume the track will pay homage to the south, and it does exactly that by not only repurposing a sample of Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin’” but also interpolating UGK’s Master P and Fiend-assisted “Slangin.” The new “Down South” embraces these references right from the opening hook and verse over a distorted violin sample from a Houston classic:
Down South slangin’, rollin’ with these hustlers, tryna get rid of all you haters and you busters/ Look, what’s the sense of it all?
Pimpin’ powder, and pussy tryna make pennies/ See niggas lie on the stand, guess hell ain’t harder than prison, who knows/ In the 90’s a traffic stop get you tickets, a joke/ Now the find you a traffic stop get you riddled with holes/
Wale had a summer banger on his hands with his latest single “Angles” with Chris Brown. Wale has kept himself busy as a featured artist within the last few months, providing his show-stealing verses to songs by peers like Queen Naija, Skip Marley, Rotimi, THEY., Pacman da Gunman, EARTHGANG, Omarion, and Westside Gunn. He also appeared on the official soundtrack for Mark Ronson’s Watch the Sound alongside DJ Premier. Also recently, he’s also delivered two new singles of his own — “Flawed,” which sees assistance from Gunna and an uncredited Young Thug, and “Good Vibes (Za).”
Be sure to watch the official music video for Wale’s “Down South” featuring Maxo Kream and Yella Beezy down below.