The Wale Ambition album review
Where Attention Deficit was the blueprint, Ambition is the finished product. Two years in the making, the Maybach Music rapper keeps with his thematic backdrops of DC go-go music, crafty metaphors and laid back hitters that are flawless in sonic etiquette. On “Don’t Hold Your Applause,” Wale serves up effortless bars on the lavish lifestyle of a rapper and wordplays on vanity. This styling follows suit on “Double M Genius,” where Wale delivers some of Ambition’s best material. Here’s our full Wale Ambition album review.
“Lotus Flower Bomb,” features Miguel bellowing his nostalgic, yet leading edge vocals as Wale spits to his lady via wax poetics; while “Focused,” is a song that scratches the surface of Wale’s rapping ability as he tells of everything that he is doing except keeping towards his objective interspersed with Kid Cudi’s obscure experimentation and musings filtered through its chorus. “White Linen (Coolin)” is another expression on the fascination on the entertainment modus vivendi, this time with more descriptive allegories.
The title track benefits from its storyline, chorus “they gonna love me for my ambition,” distressing production and additions from Meek Mill and Rick Ross. “No Days Off,” rides the persistence of the title track, but is fervently bent towards taking the listener on board with where Wale believes he is destined to go. Ambition‘s finale, “That Way,” which has received substantial radio play, is a smooth and symphonious melody where Wale reminisces on a tête-à-tête.
Ambition is definitively different from Attention Deficit. Where Attention Deficit was a more introspective mirror into Wale, Ambition intently expresses his outer world. It effectively presents the rapper’s honorable effort to become legendary among a befitting posse of sparse aristocratic emcees.
Ambition receives a PARL
Prime Cuts: “Double M Genius,” “Lotus Flower Bomb,” “Ambition,” “DC or Nothin” & “That Way