Single by Wale featuring Chris Brown
from the album Folarin II
ReleasedJune 18, 2021 (2021-06-18)
Wale singles chronology
"Down South"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Woo Baby"
Music video
"Angles" on YouTube

"Angles" is a song by American rapper Wale featuring American singer Chris Brown, released on June 18, 2021 through Warner Records as the lead single from Wale's seventh studio album Folarin II.

Background and content

Wale posted on his social media platforms, announcing that the song would've been released at night.[2] OG Parker, one of the main producers for the song, said that the inspiration came from the hip hop track "I Need a Girl": "Wale creates brilliant poems about his feelings for his leading lady, some of which are light-hearted and others which are sadder."[3]


The song is written in the key of F Minor, with a tempo of 95 beats per minute.[4] The song was produced by $K, Hitmaka, LouXtwo and OG Parker, it was also samples from "I Need a Girl" (2002) by Puff Daddy, Usher and Loon.[5] Wale on the track showcases some of his wordplay: "You saying the universe ain't grateful / I'll put Infinity Stones on all your fingers", displaying his feelings: "Maybe, I got your heart / Maybe I can't love you, 'cause I don't know where to start", while Chris Brown's hook was deemed "reflective" and "sensual": "You know the way to pose, you know, you know your angles / I can't tame you, I can't change you".[1]

Critical reception

Rachel George of ABC Audio commented that the song "is the perfect anthem for any summer song playlist".[6] The Source's reviewer Shawn Grant stated that Brown on the track "once again proves to be the hook king".[7] Ayana Rashed of Revolt praised Wale's "memorable wordplay and quippy pickups" on the track, affirming that Brown's chorus is "sensual" and "essential to the song".[8]

Music video

An accompanying music video was released on June 22, 2021, and directed by Daniel CZ. The characteristic of video is Wale "showering his woman with blue and white flowers, before taking her out for a romantic dinner." Subsequently nearby a pool, Brown and Wale "performing the feel-good tune" in between scenes.[1]

Track listing

  1. "Angles" (featuring Chris Brown) – 2:54
  1. "Angles" [Clean] (featuring Chris Brown) – 2:54
  1. "Angles" [Club Mix] (featuring Chris Brown) – 2:55
  1. "Angles" [Instrumental] (featuring Chris Brown) – 2:55

Credits and personnel

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[11]


Release history

Release history for "Angles"
Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various June 18, 2021
  • Digital download
  • streaming
Warner [19]
United States June 22, 2021 Rhythmic contemporary


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  2. ^ Xaviera (June 18, 2021). "Wale Releases 'Angles' Featuring Chris Brown – Listen Now!". Icecreamconvos. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  3. ^ 24x7 Team (September 17, 2021). "Wale Releases A New Song & Video "Angles" Feat. Chris Brown". Hiphop24x7. Retrieved September 29, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Angles (Feat. Chris Brown) by Wale and Chris Brown on Beatsource".
  5. ^ Akaash (June 18, 2021). "Wale Releases New Single 'Angles' Feat. Chris Brown: Listen". Hiphop N More. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  6. ^ George, Rachel (June 22, 2021). "Wale releases "Angles" video with Chris Brown and announces 'Folarin 2' album". ABC Audio. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  7. ^ "Wale and Chris Brown Team for New Single "Angles"". June 18, 2021.
  8. ^ "Wale recruits Chris Brown for "Angles"". June 18, 2021.
  9. ^ a b c "Angles (Feat. Chris Brown) - Single by Wale". 18 June 2021.
  10. ^ "Wale & Chris Brown Get Ready for the Club with "Angles [Club Mix]"". HNHH. July 31, 2021.
  11. ^ "Wale – Angles / Credits". All Music. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  12. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. June 28, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  13. ^ "Wale Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  14. ^ "Wale Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  15. ^ "Wale Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved December 19, 2023.
  16. ^ "Wale Chart History (Radio Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved December 28, 2023.
  17. ^ "Wale Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved September 29, 2021.
  18. ^ "Rhythmic Songs – Year-End 2021". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2021.
  19. ^ "Angles - Single by Wale (feat. Chris Brown)". 18 June 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021 – via Apple Music.
  20. ^ "Future Releases for Rhythmic Radio Stations". All Access. Archived from the original on June 14, 2021. Retrieved September 29, 2021.