Wale's recent mixtape, Folarin, was a pleasant surprise. Not that the Washington, D.C., rapper wasn't capable of making a good project, but 2011's Ambition was so woefully inadequate that it left many to wonder if the rapper would recapture any of his past glory.

Out today, Wale's video for "Let A N***a Know" is a throwback to 1990s New York rap, from its block-hugging rhyme cyphers to the orange and blue Nike Foamposites we see in one scene. Peep the video through Wale's Twitter feed.

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