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Wale – PYT

Wale finally dropped his long-awaited lead single PYT for his upcoming album SHINE, which is an acronym for Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy”. Since last July, Wale has been teasing his fans on Instagram and Snapchat with snippets of the song. I think Wale intentionally built anticipation for the single for a year because he knew he had something special. With all the melodic hip-hop sounds in 2016, Wale picked a perfect time to drop this song. The song samples the original PYT from Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller album for the hook. It also samples Marvin Gaye’s Sexual Healing on the production. Both inspirations for the record gives the song a classic feel while being modern. Wale’s attempt at singing on this song isn’t too bad but he also has some witty bars on the song like, “I know this fat n**** that properly see the vision/ he used to count keys he’s Khaled a little different“. Wale has always been known for his wordplay but that is a great double entendre referencing both DJ Khaled and Rick Ross. I am looking forward to the DC rapper’s 5th studio album and I’m sure he has more bars like that on the project.

-Sammy O.

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