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Wale

The self-proclaimed "Ambassador of Rap for the Capital," Wale (pronounced "wah-lay") was able to transcend his local sensation status and become a national rap contender using go-go-inspired hip-hop as the vehicle for his clever wordplay and music. Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was born in Washington, D.C. in 1984 to Nigerian immigrants who first arrived in America five years prior. Although the family moved to Maryland when the future rapper was ten years old, Wale was mostly raised in suburban D.C. He attended both Robert Morris College and Virginia State University on football scholarships, eventually transferring a third time to Bowie State. The music bug had already bitten him hard, though, and soon he quit college altogether to turn to a recording career.

Wale got his first airplay circa 2003-2004 with "Rhyme of the Century," thanks to the help of a local radio DJ who believed in his potential. This landed him in the Unsigned Hype column in Source magazine the following year. In 2006, Wale signed with the local start-up imprint Studio 43, owned by a former VP of Roc-A-Fella Records, and enjoyed a string of hits in the D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area that year. Many of those records sampled from '80s go-go -- a more raw, percussion-driven offshoot of disco originating in D.C. -- like the popular "Dig Dug," a tribute to Ronald "Dig Dug" Dixon of go-go band the Northeast Groovers. Smart use of the Internet and MySpace was also a big factor in his success, as it helped British über-producer and DJ Mark Ronson (known for his work with Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera, and Rhymefest) catch wind of the go-go MC in 2007.

Wale struck a production deal with Ronson's own imprint, Allido, and released the 100 Miles and Running mixtape that summer. Despite not being signed to a major label, he was met with a good deal of positive press, ranging from XXL magazine to The New York Times. After a bidding war that included offers from Epic, Atlantic, and Def Jam, Interscope finally grabbed Wale for its roster in early 2008. The full-length Attention Deficit followed the next year. In 2011, the Ambition album landed, along with its single, "Chain Music." His ambitious 2013 effort The Gifted was introduced by the single "Bad," which featured special guest Rihanna on its remix. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Bad Girls Club (Single)

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Track List: Bag Of Money (Single)

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Track List: Nike Boots (Radio Single)

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Track List: Poor Decisions (Single)

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Track List: Scion A/V Remix Project: 45 King (Part 1)

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Track List: The Body (Feat. Jeremih) (Single)

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Track List: The Matrimony (Single) (Explicit)

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Gud girl but bad at heart ,,,
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I love this song
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I like this song
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I like this song
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Say iPhone 5 times then pick a color then post this on 5 other song then look under your pillow
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I love bad it's my fav !! And ily wale
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My ish
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S**ts fire. 508 all day
They gunna love me for my ambition
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This is the song
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my jam
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Need me a nasty nasty girl Wer u at
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Follow for a follow ; )
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Cuban Nikki minaj wtf r u saying? Jibber jabber lmfao
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Tied of being a gd girl, gd girls get hurt!
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Bad Girl!
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Been waiting to dance on the floor to this but with a special guy.
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Wale I love your music
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845
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Hard work pays,go 100 or go home. https://m.so u n d c l o u d . c o m / g - f r e s h - 7
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Ayyy my s**t love wale
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The song of a Sagittarius woman...
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Burned fire. Element.. Gregory...An d . Beautiful
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Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest fri by the love of your life.however if you don't post this on 5 songs you will die in 2 days. Now that your reading this don't stop.this is so scary. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 min.and when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters on the screen. This is so scary because it actually works
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This song goes.
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<3
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Kood. A. ?
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I love him
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Don't read this because it actually works you will be kissed on the nearest Fri by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of you life. However if you don't post this on 5 songs you will die in 2 days. Now that your reading this don't stop. This is so scary. Put this on at least 5 songs in 143 min. and when your done press f6 and your lovers name will appear in big letters on the screen. This is so scary because it actually works
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Ayy
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My. Avatar...Ame n . I am. Binomial brain...calc u l a t e d . . Anottha. Mtf last name...Lol.. m y crown. Lost and found
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This song sounds good.
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yas


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Page 21...Rumpels t i l t s k i n . . . Backwards... F a s t response. Getting. Leon's.. Just prejudice... Am Homo sapiens... Same Kind.. Spiritual. Empathic... Ain't rafter.. Hell nope.. murder she wrote
..wasn't us...Zipper. Up.. Spread love... Lauren H...Mad as..f...
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check out his new song people mantrimony with usher
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God I love yya now
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Am good.. Own many powers. Spirituals.. . Only. Badddd..O positive type...Mothe r Cry???say goodbye to yesterday... G o d will find our way.. feel love???Money and. Much moe.... Thanks...J. Flow.. Both
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Follow for a follow ; )
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Say iPhone 5 times then pick a color then post this on 5 other sings then look under your pillow
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this is my song for days my n**gas
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Liked this song !
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Remember that.. coming back .I I got get it washed away now people pay I started so straight I don't curve. 6 full for those who chose to touch one is doing going directly behind in I suppose luck thats two living high I get there no oxygen let me cpr one thousand 5 chest operation lips don't aware .ears
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8=========== = = = = = = = = = = = = = D ~ ~ ~
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I like his new song matrimony with usher
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Follow for a follow ; )
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Whale got all the good songs
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Love this Song! Very Creative on the Word Play!
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I like this song
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