Wale does it better than Waka Flocka Flame
I’m going to ramble for a bit about why I love freestyles and mixtapes over instrumentals that I recognize. I like when rappers use beats that I’m familiar with because it makes me hear the instrumentals in a new way and reevaluate the original song. Additionally, the association to the original artist’s beat creates another level of appreciation for the freestyle. The freestyle, whether I am aware of it, is associated to the original artist. Take, for example, Lupe’s freestyle of “Fireman” off Enemy of the State: A Love Story. I was excited for new Lupe material and I was hyped by the fact that it was over “Fireman,” so that made me really love it more than I thought possible. Or, in literature, it would be like the plot of the Harry Potter series roughly being modeled off the Bible. It references the Bible (which I actually haven’t read), thusly giving credence and substance to Harry Potter, which is unlike Twilight, which is only crap.
With that being said, this is Wale’s freestyle over Waka Flocka Flame’s “O Let’s Do It” (the song that sounds like “O lez do it” in case there was some confusion). The original song is stupid (like Twilight), but Wale makes it a little more legit because, like all the other freestyles we’ve from him as of late, it is solid and unrelenting. I think Waka Flocka’s Flame is going out…yeah I couldn’t help myself on that one. Too easy.