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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. Influenced by the TV sitcom Seinfeld, The Album About Nothing landed in 2015 and featured guests Usher and Jeremih, along with Jerry Seinfeld as the album's narrator. ~ Cyril Cordor, Rovi
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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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Loving dis trk...one of da best collaboratio n s of 2015♡♥♡
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Lovin' The need to know
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jthomas.buil d
Wale is such a poet when he raps
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His lyrics though he's a poetic frfr
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My jam!!!
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Kood. A. ?
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Baby you got a body like a Benz,
Im jist Tryna drive it once again ;*
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I like how he doesn't insult women with his music... he compliments them���� thanks wale ✌
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maria0411.mm
Great wedding song
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laydeebug363 1
Love this song !!!
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No religion I was getting saved by the glock 9........... . . . . .
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Rep md, dc my homie. He aint forgot his hood. Met him in 2005, a real mofo
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jayadjaharri s
Kiss your hand 10 Times the comment this on two songs then look on your hand
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love this song
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Damn...he's so underrated.. . . � shout out 2 him!!!!
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Doesn't belong to anyone but you☺������
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If you're reading this wale you are one of the black male artist who inspires me to make my music pure and clean #loveyou #Zuri_Jaye
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I Love this song!!!! My Fav.......wi t h his sexy self!!!
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Best artist in my book! ��������
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Best hit
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I love this song
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I love his flow and I am not a big fan of rap, but he had me at hello!
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tajuana.owen s
Love this dude amazes me how he flows "the Realest s**t I ever wrote" this song tho man yeah this goes out to my heart she kno who she is .... Fiancé status
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My dad loves this song
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im in loveee with his album. like every song just gives my chills up my back!!!
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I love love love this song!!
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My ish.on s a low
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jadas105
I love this song
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My one and only song
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I work hard but trust me I hit harder
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I love you and August alsina
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Yes boo I never made love is that bad
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This is my jam
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Hey wale
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OMG I love this man......Wah L a y . . M U A H !
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This is my first best track with Usher n I love this song
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This song is life
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It's like you can do a whip to this song
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I like his songs❤❤️❤️❤️
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This is my jam! I love this song!
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I been making plans
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love this song!!!
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Don't read this cause it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will be injured(but you won't die) in two days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least 5 songs in the next 143 minutes. When you're done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works
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Kood. A. ?
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I like his songs❤️����
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kiss your hand 10 times say your crushes name post this on 10 different songs
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In love with song (*'▽'*)♪
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I'm in love with matrimony
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