A single techno beat thumps. It continue bumping until it changes pitches. Minimalism at its best. Interesting only because nothing that Wale does is truly minimalist. His day and night job, as a wordsmith, has set him apart from his fellow upcoming rappers because he’s able to create in depth meaning from simple words tied together in a phrase.

On “Black and Gold”, Wale’s first single off of his mixtape More About Nothing, he explodes into the track stating “Back like I never ever left from the first”. Accompanied by an instrumental, that seems ripped from the Daft Punk vault. The song is definitely a return to form for Wale, who initially caught listeners’ ears by sampling “non-traditional” songs, but making them cool enough to thump in the car.

Wale\’s \”Black and Gold\”

High Anticipation for More About Nothing, which drops tomorrow August 3rd.