Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"Shawty Was Pinkberry Sweet and I Ain't Lactose"

Remember a couple of days ago when I said I had a few tracks circled on @Wale's new album Ambition? The one below, Slight Work, was one of those tracks and no matter how interesting I could have predicted the track would be, there's no way I could have foreseen it being as off the wall as it ended up sounding. Let me preface that by explaining that the track was produced by @diplo, who is known for a lot of eclectic beats for @_M_I_A_.

The best description I could come up with to describe the beat is a mix between the Young Gunz's Can't Stop Won't Stop and crazy erratic distorted police sirens. The "work it, work it!" and aggressive, wispy synths combine at a fast pace, which will make it difficult not to dance to in the club. It's definitely an original sounding track, which is intriguing, but a lot to take in. One thing is for sure (and I'm thankful for this), Wale isn't done pushing the boundaries of Hip Hop and expanding his sound.

It's hard to ignore this track and you're probably going to appreciate it for it's uniqueness or hate on it and think it's garbage. I'm cool leaning toward the former on that divide, especially since @bigsean did his best to elevate the track on his verse. Again, November 1st is a week away, so don't be afraid to be Ambitious and cop the pre-order...

Wale feat Big Sean - Slight Work (prod by Diplo)


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