Nearly nine years since his mixtape Folarin, the D.C. rapper presents the sequel, Folarin 2. Executive produced by Wale and Rick Ross, the 15-track set includes the singles “Angles” with Chris Brown and the J. Cole-assisted “Poke It Out,” which samples Q-Tip’s “Vivrant Thing.”
“I’m sampling way more than normal, so, it feels like a mixtape,” Wale told XXL. “I’m giving people their flowers and I’m getting mine.”
Elsewhere, Yella Beezy and Maxo Kream rep Texas on the Mike Jones-inspired “Down South,” while Rozay pops up on “Lightyears.” Other guests include Jamie Foxx, Boyz II Men, and Ant Clemons.
Freddie Gibbs also worked on a song, but the Mark Ronson-produced track didn’t make the cut due to a clearance issue.
Wale’s mixtape Folarin dropped on Dec. 24, 2012 and featured the 3x platinum hit “Bad” with Tiara Thomas, plus appearances from Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Nipsey Hussle, French Montana, and Jhené Aiko.