Following article written by Political K
I was initially drawn to this song due to its beginning and what I suspected was a sample of a song I was familiar with. (Shout out to Supreme Soul for taking the time to educate the masses on the art of sampling. Check out Sample School at 3GW here). After listening a little bit longer, I realized it was from no other than Wale. The first time I really listened to Wale was in 2011 when I heard Chain Music, and I have been hooked ever since. Love Hate Thing, features Sam Dew and is set to appear on Wale’s third studio album entitled The Gifted. Sampling music from Marvin Gaye’s Inner City Blues, Wale talks about his troubles with friends who wish for his downfall as he rises to the top. Set to release today, June 25, The Gifted features music from Tiara Thomas, Rihanna, Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, and Juicy J to name a few.
Random fact: This isn’t Wale’s first Marvin Gaye sample. He previously sampled “You’re All I Need to Get By” Marvin Gaye’s for his “The Remake Of A Remake (All I Need)”.