On November 1, Maybach Music Group rapper Wale will be dropping his sophomore album Ambition. The disc will feature a track titled “Focused” Ft. Kid Cudi. The two are working on rebuilding their friendship. According to MTV News, “while previewing his album for select media outlets, Wale dropped hints about the collaborator — a friend of his that lived in Brooklyn while he was living in SoHo — on the song he was about to play last.”
“We’re 23 years old at this time, we’re trying to figure it all out,” Wale told MTV News. “We went from not having sh– to having money at our disposal, so it kind of f—ed up our friendship. He doesn’t smoke as much anymore, but his name is Scott.”
Scott is Kid Cudi first name. The two were once good friends and worked together in the past on Cudi debut album Man on the Moon: The End of Day. Wale appeared on Cudi’s track ”Is There Any Love.” A few months later, the two had a falling-out; because of their lack of communication.
“Focused” features Wale rapping, with Cudi supplying a chorus in his sing-song, Mr. Solo Dolo type of delivery over a synth-loaded uptempo track.
“It’s a testament to where I am lyrically, spiritually, all of that, because this song almost never happened, as y’all know,” Wale said of “Focused.” “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.”
Source: MTV News
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