One thing I can say, Wale has been having fun making music lately. It seems like the demons he faced in the last few years have been liberated as Summer On Sunset exudes freedom. Happiness.
This is not me saying “Wale is back”. This is not me saying “this is Wale’s best work since [you pick whatever project].” This is me simply saying that I can tell that Wale felt no pressure making this project and because of that, it sounds good.
The DMV rhyme slinger has faced his share of challenges and this project finds Ralph Folarin tanning in the rays of vacation, women, and the lovely scenery of California.
In the 17-track mix, Wale taps Tha Dogg Pound, Ty Dolla $ign, Eric Bellinger and more for features. The mixtape also features production credits from Jake One, DJ Mustard, Lee Major and more. It’s a long road from the 9th Wonder, Best Kept Secret and Mark Ronson collaborations but what’s an artist without growth and experimentation. Check out Summer On Sunset below and tell us what you think.