Wale's "Folarin Like" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated Dec. 24) after the rapper posted the cut to Soundcloud on Dec. 6. The song becomes Wale's first visit to the summit after five prior attempts, dating back to the chart's launch in May 2014.
"Folarin," a freestyle over the beat of Nas' 1999 tune "Nas Is Like," has darted to 346,000 worldwide plays on the service through Dec. 14. On Dec. 7, Wale also released a music video for "Folarin," which has clocked more than 117,000 global views to date.
Another component that likely contributed to the Twitter buzz surrounding "Folarin" was Wale's mention of BTS in the song's lyrics, "I'm Kyrie, Jamal Crawford, guard me and you fall/Foreign features from South Korea/BTS be the shit, we about to see it/I am not North or South, I am just DMV."