Audio: Wale Feat. Jeremih – The Body

Listen to Wale’s new single “The Body” featuring Jeremih from his upcoming project “The Album About Nothing” coming soon! The production contains similarities from R Kelly’s 1995 classic “You Remind me of Something”, “The Body” will be released on iTunes later this month.

Magazeen – Twerkin Cyrus (Featuring Wale)


Young, Gifted and Black

Wale graces the latest cover of Rolling Out magazine and below is an excerpt from the interview.

“I try to lead by example,” he explains. “When I was young, D.C. was the cocaine capital and most violent place in America. For me to go there and then move to suburban Maryland, I was almost like a social outcast. [Being] African [wasn’t] the most popular thing around the early ’90s. Then I was in the detention center from sixth grade to 12th grade. [For me] to make it out of that, anything is possible.”

Wale: ‘Bad (Remix)’ (Feat. Rihanna) Single Premiere!


The MMG rapper Wale released his much anticipated BAD remix version of the single with Barbadian superstar Rihanna. A few seconds of the new version was uploaded in a video through the mobile app Vine. The single was released on iTunes on June 3.

Wale Releases Artwork For New Album


Wale drops the cover art for his upcoming The Gifted album. In Stores June 25th
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 of age, 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 bit him hard, though, and soon he quit college altogether to turn toward 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.”

Wale Premiere Official ‘Bad’ Video


Just after announcing his new album title The Gifted, Wale debuts this video for the first single “Bad” featuring Tiara Thomas. The cinematic clip, which was shot in New York, was inspired by Wale’s personal experiences with women and co-stars Eddie Murphy’s daughter, Bria Murphy. Wale’s new album “The Gifted” in stores June 25th!

Watch the official trailer to Wale’s new album “The Gifted” in stores June 25th! Buy Wale’s new single “Bad” on Itunes now!

Wale releases title of new album

Wale has just released the title and release date for his 3rd solo album! The project will be called ‘The Gifted’ and it will be available in stores on June 25th. Listen to Wale’s current single ‘Bad’ featuring singer Tiara Thomas off his Folarin mixtape. Buy “Bad” on iTunes NOW!