Watch: Lil Wayne and Wale are 'Running Back' to you

Lil Wayne sounds revitalized and looks reenergized on Wale's new single "Running Back"
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Less than a week after Wale dropped his video for "Groundhog Day," the DC rapper blesses us again and with the help of a friend! Believe it or not, that energetic ball of lyrics rapping alongside Wale on his new track "Running Back" is actually Lil Wayne, who appears the happiest he's looked in years. While the song originally appeared on ESPN's First Take last month, the video is our first glimpse at to how Wayne is heading into 2017.

Perhaps we have Wayne's sports obsession to thank for the fact that he seems so elated to recreate his favorite football poses in the video. Whatever the reason, with how dreary his persona has been following disputes over his standing with Ca$h Money, a song with an extended football metaphor seemed to be just what the doctor ordered. Wayne even manages to flip the same rhyme scheme for 14 bars of his verse, so now we know to just toss Tunechi a pigskin and he's inspired again.

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