Wale Breaks Down Each of His Eight Mixtapes, Says There Were 60 Songs Recorded for Folarin
Just days before his newest mixtape, Folarin, dropped on Christmas Eve (that's today—Merry Christmas!), we spoke with Wale about the significance of each of his mixtapes. So far, the leaked tracks off Folarin—“Freedom of Speech”, “Back 2 Ballin’” and “The Blessings”—are reminiscent of an old Wale that fans have been clamoring for. The 21-track tape features Travis Porter, Hit-Boy, Trinidad James, Scarface and more, and he says it includes elements from all his previous tapes combined.
Read on to learn the stories and inspirations behind Wale’s mixtapes leading up to Folarin.—As told to Eric Diep (@E_Diep)