In a surprising move, Wale links up with UK's Afro B and Sneakbo on his latest release, "Stay Winning," an upbeat track about winning at life that keeps the feel-good vibe of summer alive over a tropical-laced Team Salut-produced beat.
It's possible the track could be a taste of what's to come on the Maybach Music Group rapper's forthcoming new album, S.H.I.N.E. The new song follows up his previous releases, including his latest Eric Bellinger-assisted drop, "One Reason (Flex)," and the summer-ready "My PYT" that he dropped all the way back in May.
Of course, Wale kept the beats coming all summer courtesy of his Summer On Sunset mixtape that found him linking up with Ty Dolla $ign, Joe Moses, Cam'ron, Tha Dogg Pound, Jazz Cartier, and more for an impressive 17 tracks that pretty much sponsored our summer.
There's no denying it's been a busy few months for Wale who welcomed his first child with his girlfriend, Chloe Alexis, back in July. He's also spent the year hard at work on the professional front, executive producing MMG's Self Made Vol. 4, dropping Summer on Sunset, and preparing S.H.I.N.E.
"Sonically, I always want to push myself as an artist and I think S.H.I.N.E. is a big example of me pushing myself and trying new things," he told Complex back in March. "My fifth album is a reason to celebrate, and a lot of the music I’ve been making is very chill. I'm singing—and I'm not singing to be the next Brian McKnight—I'm singing to enhance my songwriting ability and to evolve as an artist."
Stream Wale's latest "Stay Winning" below or pick it up on iTunes right here.