On the heels of his It’s Complicated EP, Wale keeps busy dropping off the coinciding visual to “Staying Power” on Monday (March 19). The D.C. rapper rides around his hometown with the top down after picking up his love interest at the airport. The 33-year-old seems to be getting back to himself as he continues to bless fans with fresh content.
Throughout the video Wale spits his brash rhymes in the DMV. He’s donning a Helly Hansen winter coat with a beautiful woman at his side as the couple is transported around in a red convertible. The scene switches to various locations with members of his Every Blue Moon team joining him in the clip. The VIEWALL-directed visual even finds Folarin rapping in front of a mural painted of himself. Before fading out, the famed sneakerhead angrily flicks a lit joint at the camera’s eye.
The newly-independent artist takes aim at his doubters and addresses his mishandled label situation through shrewd wordplay on the single’s opening verse: “Lately been feelin’ like n—–s doubt me / Trust me, they don’t got no staying power / Left Atlantic, ’bout a minute later / Every record label try and scout me / Representin’ all official n—-s.”
Check out the “Staying Power” video below and make sure to give Wale’s concise It’s Complicated EP a spin.