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Listen: Remix of Wale’s “Clappers”

clappers-remixIt looks like Wale has stuck to his promise to concern himself with his fans and music as opposed to critics. On Monday, he released the remix to The Gifted’s strip-club anthem, "Clappers." Producer Hit-Boy reworked the beat, and Wale recruits his MMG boss Rick Ross, new labelmate Fat Trel, and rising sensation Young Thug for a memorable strip club visit.

On the playful track, a confident Wale drops a fur-coat reference that might get PETA’s attention: "Animals be cross-breeding/Don’t you see my mink is draggin'?" Meanwhile, Trel bear-hugs the beat before employing his double-time flow on a verse reminiscent of his infamous Instagram account (cash, strippers, threesomes, etc.). Though this reanimated version is a slight departure from its predecessor, Hit-Boy still incorporates hand-claps and a bounce that everyone—not just acrobatic strippers—can dance to.

Listen to the remix below.

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