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We don’t usually give production credit in the title, but you hear this Diplo beat? Nuts. It’s definitely not your typical Wale production, especially since the DC rapper joined forces with Maybach Music, but something about it makes sense. Maybe it’s because both are well versed in music outside the typical realm of popular American mainstream. They’re also both very good at flipping those sometimes obscure sounds into something popular and appealing.
For this one, Diplo keeps the backdrop pretty minimal, but don’t let that fool you—the shit is wild. It samples a siren, mixes in some Neptunes-sounding blips, and features a sharp verse from Big Sean. This will live on Ambition, out November 1st.
Wale ft. Big Sean – “Slight Work” (Prod. Diplo)