Slight Work
by Wale

Songfacts®:

  • Wale teamed up with Marvin and Chardonnay MC Big Sean for this workout track, which finds the two rappers spitting dueling verses about being fresh.
  • The sparse beat is provided by Diplo, who is known for his production work with M.I.A. ("Paper Planes") and Beyoncé ("Run The World (Girls)").
  • The song's music video was co-directed by Chris Brown along with Godfrey Tabarez. It marked Breezy's debut behind the camera. "Man, this video is just fun," Brown told MTV News. "I mean, we're young, so it's only right to just do what we wanna do."
  • Wale told The Boombox that he chose Brown to helm the clip because of his career as an entertainer. "I pretty much felt like the song needed a different vision," he explained. "Something only a real performer would understand. I wanted Chris to have full control." Wale added that it was Breezy who came up with the idea for the graffiti covered walls and the symbols painted in white. "The walls were another one of Chris' ideas," he said. "I couldn't use my imagination to see what he was trying to explain initially. Came out perfect."

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