As a member of MMG, Wale says that being part of the group does not define his career or music.
MMG had a monstrous year in 2012 with both collabo and solo projects. One of the members of the group has been closing out the year big. Wale recently dropped his Folarin mixtape, and is prepping for the release of his next studio effort. At first glance the rapper might not seem like a fit for Maybach Music as he traditionally comes from a more underground style and background, but has molded his sound to best reflect the bangers that Rozay's crew produces. In a recent interview he talked about how MMG does not define his career, and touches on his long past with Meek Mill.
While they may technically be a group, MMG is more of an assortment of solo artists working together, and Wale says that's exactly what Rick Ross wants, “Ross don’t want our careers to be defined upon MMG. And more importantly, I don’t want my career to be defined by MMG," adding, "When you latching on and you holding on for dear life you ain’t gonna want it."
Folarin says his relationship with fellow MMG artist, Meek Mill dates back to before the time either of them were associated with the label, and uses this point to further illustrate that while he is thankful to be part of The Bawse's crew, he is not solely defined by his inclusion with them. "Meek is my man. I ain’t gonna lie, me and Meek fought with other niggas in the street before MMG…I say that to say that my relationship with Meek is not defined by MMG. My music with Meek is not defined by MMG," and he firmly adds, "My music period is not defined through MMG. It’s a vehicle and Ross wanted it to be a vehicle.”
You can grab Wale's Folarin mixtape here on HNHH.