Around this time last year, the beef between Wale and Kid Cudi was posted all over rap blogs, pitting the former XXL Freshmen against each other. This year, however, has the pair in collaboration, literally singing another tune. On Wale’s new track, “Focused” he raps a little bit about the issues he’s overcome and a lot about what he sees in future and fellow rising artists. Cudi hops on the hook, sounding pleadingly sincere as he sings, Gotta just keep on rollin/ Gotta stay focused. Wale’s album Ambition drops November 1st.
Download: Wale f. Kid Cudi, “Focused”