Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (/ˈwɔːl/ WAW-lay), is an American rapper from Washington, D.C. He rose to prominence in 2006, when his song "Dig Dug (Shake It)" became popular in his hometown. Wale became locally recognized and continued recording music for the regional audience. Producer Mark Ronson discovered Wale in 2006 and signed him to Allido Records in 2007. While signed to that label, Wale released several mixtapes and appeared in national media including MTV and various Black-American-focused magazines. A song called "Ridin' in That Black Joint" was featured in the popular video game Saints Row 2's soundtrack in 2008.

In 2008, Wale signed with Interscope Records for $1.3 million, and his debut album Attention Deficit was released in 2009 with the singles "Chillin", "Pretty Girls", and "World Tour". The album, although under-shipped, received positive reviews from critics. In early 2011, Wale signed with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group, where members of the label released a compilation album, Self Made Vol. 1 on May 23, 2011. His second studio album, Ambition was released November 1, 2011, with mixed reviews. His third studio album, The Gifted, was released on June 25, 2013, to mainly positive reviews; it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. His second Billboard number one album The Album About Nothing was released on March 31, 2015.



Shine (an abbreviation of Still Here Ignoring Negative Energy) is the fifth studio album by American rapper Wale.
My Love
My Love is a song by musical artist Wale, released on April 25, 2017.
Shine Season
Shine Season is a song by musical artist Wale, released on April 25, 2017.
Fish N Grits
Fish N Grits is a song by musical artist Wale, released on April 7, 2017.

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Cardi B & Fiance Offset Throw Cash At Club + Dave East, Wale, Jermaine Dupri, Evan Ross Spotted
  –  November 20, 2017
... for Migos rapper Offset and rapper fiance Cardi B. This week, we spotted the couple throwing out cash, literally, as the partied in Atlanta at Aroma Club. We also spotted a few famous faces including — Dave East, Wale, JD, Evan Ross-celebrating DJ ...
Wale parties with Wizkid, Toolz, M.I in Lagos
  –  November 12, 2017
It was all fun last night as Nigerian-American rapper Wale stepped out for the Martell Blue Swift “H.O.M.E” party along with a host of other celebrities as well as co-brand ambassador and host of the night M.I Abaga. The party had in attendance Toolz ...
Stream Jidenna’s New EP ‘Boomerang’ Featuring Quavo and Wale [LISTEN]
  –  November 10, 2017
On Friday (Nov. 11), the rapper dropped his new EP, Boomerang. The six-track project includes features from Tiwa Savage, Maleek Berry, Quavo, Sarkodie, Burna Boy, Wale and Dot Cromwell. The EP also includes a remix of Jidenna's hit song, "Little Bit More."
Jidenna Releases ‘Boomerang’ EP With Cameos From Quavo, Wale, Tiwa Savage & More
  –  November 10, 2017
After making his debut in February with Long Live The Chief, the outspoken singer/rapper is back with a 6-track EP dubbed Boomerang. READ: Jidenna To Trump: “You Know You Done F**ked Up, Right?” With collaborations with Quavo, Tiwa Savage, Wale ...
Fall 2011: Drake’s Solidification, Wale’s Re-entry, J. Cole’s Debut and my Foundation
  –  November 11, 2017
Being from the DMV area, I championed Wale and followed his career since roughly 2005-06 when he infused his music with Go-Go. He didn’t give up, even when he could have. Good spirits attracted me to his music. Patience? I had zero patience then and I ...
New Music: Eric Bellinger feat. Wale – GOAT 2.0
  –  November 17, 2017
The R&B star recruits his brother Wale for the official remix to his fan-favorite song “G.O.A.T.” Together, the frequent collaborators continue to celebrate their significant other for being the “greatest of all time.” Wale opens the track with a ...
New Music: Wale feat. Phil Ade – ‘Good To Great’
  –  November 14, 2017
Wale is back with some new music to kick off the week. Linking up with his artist Phil Ade, Folarin unloads a catchy new track titled “Good To Great.” With the instrumental handled by JuJuInPerson, Wale has us feeling good and wishing summer was ...
New Music: Wale – ‘Good To Great’ (Feat. Phil Ade)
  –  November 13, 2017
Wale performed a new song earlier this month called ‘Good To Great’ at Original Penguin’s Fall 2017 collcetion celebration. It was produced in collaboration with the fashion brand and Genius. This afternoon he puts out the full version of the song ...
New Music: Wale – ‘Good to Great’
  –  November 13, 2017
Wale goes from “Good to Great.” After debuting it live earlier this month, Folarin unleashes his full song about improvement. Produced by JujuInPerson, the laid-back track allows Wale to rap about a night out with his lovely lady. “I can turn the ...


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