Wale Inks Deal with Def Jam Recordings, Drops New Single “Max Julien”

Wale Inks Deal with Def Jam Recordings, Drops New Single “Max Julien”

After years of anticipation, Washington, D.C. native Wale is back in the spotlight with a brand new single and a significant announcement.

In a series of Instagram posts earlier this week, Wale teased his long-awaited return, sharing a three-part carousel. The caption read, “My silence has been golden… see you on Friday. Folarin back.” The second slide contained what seemed to be lyrics: “There’s no potential in a friendship/That comes with intentions.” The third slide unveiled his birth name, Olubowale.


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However, the most significant news dropped on Thursday when TMZ reported that Wale had officially signed with Def Jam Recordings. Sources revealed that this deal had been in the works for several months but was kept under wraps as Wale prepared for his comeback.

The hip-hop community showed great support for Wale, with Joe Budden praising the artist’s decision to take some time for himself after being involved in online controversies and feuds.

Excitement reached its peak when Wale dropped “Max Julien,” his first lead single under the iconic Def Jam banner. Produced by D.Woo, the track is now available for streaming on Apple Music, Spotify, and YouTube.

Wale’s return is undoubtedly a significant moment for hip-hop fans, and it marks a new chapter in his career with the support of Def Jam Recordings.

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