Audio: Wale - "Freedom Of Speech" + New Mixtape w/ Clark Kent

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Wale addresses politics and political apathy over a sweeping disco/boogie rhythm track on this new jawn "Freedom of Speech" which he dropped on the interborg just a lil while ago, along with news of an impending mixtape project with soopaman DJ Clark Kent. The mix is called Folarin (that's his government--Wale Victor Folarin--stay with me now) and slated to drop Christmas Eve (Dec. 24th). Musically speaking, this is clearly the best thing Wale has done in a minute. Politically speaking, I can't say I agree with his sentiment at all but the POV he's laying out here echoes so many conversations I have had over the last several weeks running up to the election that I have to give it a forward in the sense that he is speaking for the way a lot of people feel. Always love to see when rappers talk about what's really going on and affecting people's daily lives, instead of fantasy biz. Stream or download below:

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