Rapper Wale is known as being a Hip-Hop lyricist. His poetic rhyme style and story telling ability has made him a favorite among fans.
The D.C. native is often compared to friend and colleague North Carolina native J. Cole. Cole and Wale haVe similar skill sets, but their careers have taken them down different paths.
J. Cole has blossomed into becoming a Hip-Hop and Rap superstar after the release of his album “2014 Forest Hills Drive.” The album took the music world by storm as fans watched Cole’s album go platinum with no features.
However, it was Wale who struck gold and saw music industry success first. Wale would stake his claim as a hit maker by releasing/appearing on the singles “No Hands,” “Bad,” and “Diced Pineapples.”
His single “Lotus Flower Bomb” would be certified platinum after reaching number 1 on the Billboard US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The single was recorded and released as part of Wale’s 2011 album titled “Ambition” and featured singer Miguel.
So it’s no surprise to see fans wanting the old Wale to reemerge. Recently Wale was asked about the inspiration for the single by a fan on Twitter.
A question he would simply answer by saying “She married now.” According to the fan, the “Lotus Flower Bomb” single was a whole vibe.
“Lotus Flower Bomb” is also Wale’s most successful single as a solo musician. The single helped him win and garner award nominations ranging from the BET Awards to the Grammy and Soul Train Awards.