Wale is a bit of everything and bit of every other artist and with ”Free Lunch”, he serves a well contrived piece of work that covers Wale the rapper, singer, poet and the one who is bothered about a lot of things.
2018 has been a busy year for the American-Nigerian rapper with ‘Free Lunch’ being his third EP of the year so far, following previous releases in ”It’s Complicated” and ”Self Promotion” with hints that he may be set to retire anytime soon.
The past releases have been kept really short allowing room for him to be honest, experimental but more importantly all about showing forth his growth as an artist and ”Free Lunch” further enhances how well he is on track.
The project opens with ‘Dummies’, and in what is fast becoming regular with a number of projects, Wale opens up with spoken word, the drums are rolling as Wale jumps off at haters, ”Life could be easy, but it’s never simple and it takes a real life, real nigga to tell the difference.”
This is a really brilliant intro where he asserts at his intelligence behind the microphone, which is one weapon that helps him capture different styles into his sound.
‘Ungrateful & Thankful’ continues his buoyant flow, as he retraces happenings in his past, acknowledging that he has been rather ungrateful for his journey.
Earlier in the month, Wale had alluded to suffering from depression in a post shared on his Instagram page and he mentions it in not too many words in his music.
On ‘3 Days 3 Hours’, Wale creates a highlight on the project as he delivers one for the ladies. Smooth, gliding most-times rather than rapping, poetry in actual motion as he paints a picture of loneliness, introspective expressions, depression, like one in pains, hurting over lost love, one reaching for something he could not have.
There has been much buzz about a Wale and J. Cole collaboration project, which is yet to happen with many fast giving up on it ever getting released, but Wale reignites hope by serving us an insight of what the duo can create together with ‘My Boy’ (Freestyle).
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