Earlier this month (Feb. 13), news spread that Wale was no longer signed to Atlantic Records. Just a couple weeks later, (Feb. 26) the 33-year-old has returned to publicly address his independence with lyrical precision on his latest single, "Staying Power."

On the track's opening verse, Wale takes aim at Atlantic Records and reminds his peers of abilities in the booth, "Lately been feelin' like niggas doubt me/Trust me, they don't got no staying power/Left Atlantic, about a minute later/Every record label try and scout me."

The Shine artist even flexed his acting chops in January, making an appearance on HBO's Crashingplaying the role of an aspiring rapper handing out mixtapes. Shortly after his cameo, Wale appeared on Crashing star Pete Holmes' podcast for an in-depth two-hour conversation, which touched on a multitude of topics.

Wale previously blessed fans with his anti-Valentine's Day anthem, "All Star Break Up," where the D.C. native pondered the hypocrisy of Cupid's busiest day being right before NBA All-Star weekend, which is notorious for its yearly parties surrounding the game.

Stream "Staying Power" from the newly independent artist below.

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Maybach Music Group/Every Blue Moon

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