New music from Wale comes in the form of a motivational theme song of a sports documentary. Yes, it’s no surprise that Wale is a huge sports fan, especially a huge fan of his hometown NFL team, the Washington Redskins. “No Pain No Gain” was written specifically for the Gatorade and NFL Films documentary about Robert Griffin III, the star quarterback of the Washington Redskins, titled RGIII: The Will to Win.
In an interview with HipHopWired, Wale discussed his creative thought process when it came to writing “No Pain No Gain.” “I did my best to speak for him,” says Wale. “[RG3] ain’t no rapper, at least I don’t think so; he probably could if he wanted to. If I was telling a story to get inside of Robert’s mind, what would he say? That’s pretty much it.”
RGIII: The Will to Win airs August 27 on ESPN. Check out the trailer, featuring Wale’s contribution, and stream the song, below.