The biggest misconception surrounding Wale signing with Rick Ross’ MMG Records was that his sophomore album would be infiltrated with the Rozay sound. Could Folarin maintain his identity? Well one listen to Ambition proves it. The first three songs sound like his band UCB is backing him up. Mr. Rich Forever only pops up at the end of “Miami Nights” to scoop him up. Ha! The Bawse and Meek Mill do emerge on the amazing title track but this disc mostly displays ‘Le’s versatility. He can snap on some rugged shit (Toomp’s “Legendary”), two step smooth us out (Ne-Yo guested “White Linen”), spill his guts out (“Sabotage”) and diddy bop dance craze us with Big Sean (“Slight Work”). Fuck perception. This is about perseverance. Wale won.