The Matrimony
by Wale

Album: Album About Nothing (2015)
Charted: 70

Songfacts®:

  • This song finds Wale delivering two verses in which he explains to his lover how past relationships and his lifestyle have made it difficult for him to commit to a woman. Guest vocalist Usher croons the hook in which he reassures the object of his affection that his heart does belong to her.
  • Wale shares in his verses ups and downs in his relationship, including a miscarriage.

    This is hard, tryna find some time to move on
    Cause when we lost our baby, I got shady, s--t got too dark
    Soft, and I thank you baby, you strong


    Wale explained to Billboard magazine: "The girl I was with, we tried for a long time to have a child. And when she finally did [get pregnant], she miscarried at 10 or 11 weeks. I was visualizing my child's face. We gave it a name and everything. All of that went away."

    "And a couple of months before that, one of my closest friends died in a car accident, a cousin that was there for me through blood, sweat and tears. So I go through all that and I go online and some white kid is saying, 'You dumb ni---r, you'll never be as good as J. Cole.' You put all that together…"

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