Simple Man
by Wale

Album: The Gifted (2013)


  • This self-reflecting track contains some witty borrowing from the late 2Pac's "How Do U Want It." Wale said to Complex Magazine of the late rapper: "Pac is still the most influential person in young, black culture because of the mentality he instilled and he's been gone for like 15 years now. By that I mean, the I.D.G.A.F. (I Don't Give A F--k) Attitude. He didn't really care about s--t. He was more for the people and I'm learning that. I put my music and the people first, that's where I'm at with it."
  • The song finds Wale stepping into the production ring. He is credited for supplying the head-nodding beat under the name "Ralph Folarin."
  • The video was shot in Toronto during the 2013 OVO Fest with Drake and J Cole, who make cameo appearances in the clip.


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