Wale Closes Out Summer Season Celebrating Blooming Love (Video)

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With back-to-back #1 albums and a Grammy nomination, Wale is one of Rap music’s certified stars. Arguably, part of what got the MC there is his ability to make songs many can relate to. Major themes like “ambition,” pride, and the (“Seinfeld”-inspired) mundane can be ruling subjects on Wale albums. But when it comes to Folarin’s hits, love has been a proven touchstone.

“The Bloom (AG3)” builds on Wale’s reputation for comparing sex to botany. In the video, an enthralled Maybach Music Group MC is portrayed in a tropical locale, embraced in love. The song serenades Wale’s love, with the lyrics serving as a metaphor for opening up, figuratively and physically, like flowers in spring. As many Heads use the Labor Day holiday to mentally prepare for autumn, NFL football, and cooling temperatures, visually and sonically, this one holds the heat:

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