A sneaker connoisseur, (he previously worked at a Footlocker in DC), Wale uses this Pro Reese-produced tune to analyze the correlation between fashion and positivity:
Take this good advice If they're gonna judge you for life Say we can't always be fly We gon' be good long as them sneakers white You'll be alright
As long as Wale is wearing his white sneakers, he feels good about himself and has the confidence to be able ignore all the negativity that society tries to heap on him.
The song is a track from Wale's The Album About Nothing, which itself was inspired by his 2007 collection, Mixtape About Nothing. Both sets were inspired by the TV sitcom Seinfeld, and were created with the assistance of Jerry Seinfeld himself. This track opens with a story from the comedian.
The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" was written by the Motown team of Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland and Eddie Holland. The phrase "Sugar pie, honey bunch" was something Dozier's grandfather used to say when he was a kid.
Angus Young created the distinctive opening guitar part for "Thuderstruck" by playing with all the strings taped up, except the B. He learned the studio trick from his older brother George Young, who was the rhythm guitarist for The Easybeats.