It’s hard to make it in music and not feel respected. Wale has recently been doing press rounds promoting his upcoming album, “Folarin II.” As a part of the promotions, the rapper spoke to Uproxx, and got quite frank about his feelings.

Wale shared his thoughts about the struggle of trying to make it big as a rapper, when people are always ready to judge an artist without knowing anything about them.

It’ll be people that will judge or making an opinion about my music and A, you don’t know this environment, or B, never took the time to even listen to what I’m really saying on the album,

However, the rapper also clarified that while he wishes people would listen to him, he does not blame them because he understands that “there’s so much music coming out.”

Wale also expressed unhappiness that people did not seem to recognize that he opened for Jay-Z, alongside Cole and Pharrell, or that he opened for Rihanna in Europe, “because there was no Snapchat” back then.

It definitely seems that Wale is not having an easy time leading up to the release of his album. Check out his Instagram post announcing the album below.

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Abhishek Kar

Abhishek Kar is a freelance writer and a full-time pop culture enthusiast from India. In his spare time, he likes to paint.

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