Wale takes a trip across the US border, into Toronto for his latest video for the track “Simple Man” which follows up the video for “Golden Salvation” released last week; both tracks are taken from his latest LP The Gifted.
The Maybach Music MC keeps it quite minimalistic as we catch him riding round the city and performing his rhymes to the camera with his typical flair. The self-produced track is also pretty minimalist (and to good effect), as Wale appears to lightly reference a flow used by 2 Pac on “Hail Mary” with his verses laid over a slightly pitched down drum-loop, sampled from The Honey Drippers‘ “Impeach The President“.
Reports would suggest that segments of the video were shot whilst Wale was in town during Drake‘s recent OVO Festival, and this ties in correctly as we see the two link-up in the studio alongside J. Cole. You can catch the MMG rhymer on the road with Cole on the remaining North America dates of his “What Dreams May Come” tour.
Watch “Simple Man in Toronto” below.
The Gifted is available for purchase on iTunes now.