It's no secret that the friendship between Wale and Kid Cudi went sour for a while (as indicated by this 2010 interview), but the two have squashed any negative feelings and will be coming together for a new song on Wale's upcoming album Ambition. The track is called "Focused," and Mr. Folarin gave MTV some insight into how the track came about and what it sounds like.
"We're 23 years old at this time, we're trying to figure it all out. We went from not having shit to having money at our disposal, so it kind of fucked up our friendship. He doesn't smoke as much anymore, but his name is Scott."
The song features Wale rapping and Cudder singing on the chorus, and Wale explained, "It feels like the record that 'Is There Any Love' was supposed to be. When they kept talking about me and Cudi in every magazine, this is the record I felt like they needed to hear — the one that everybody was going to get behind, and it was going to go top 40 and not be corny. This is like the best top 40 non-cheesy record that you're ever going to hear in your life. That's how I feel about it."
Ambition will be out November 1.