Wale – “88” [LISTEN]
Wale really does this sneaker thing, and he puts his knowledge to test on a heater called “88.” Cats from the DMV have a well-documented affinity for Nike Air Foamposites and the like, but the MMG rapper opts to exalt the most high, better known as the Air Jordan shoe, on the track.
Folarin lets references to Michael Jordan’s iconic sneaker fly over an absolutely awe-inspiring beat by legendary producer Just Blaze.
“So it’s on me/ I copped 3s for the whole team/ Now we at the top/ M.J. 88, and I ain’t never come down,” chants Wale on the chorus.
Be aware that the DMV means this in a literal sense. In recent weeks, Wale went to New York City’s Flight Club boutique and purchased every pair of Air Jordan 3’s in the store. If ever we hated on one man, it was at that moment.
Nevertheless, “88” is vicious. Kudos to Wale and Just Blaze for this one. The Grammy nominated artist promises more on his forthcoming album The Gifted, due out June 25.
Hear “88” below.