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  • Wale was born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin in Washington, D.C. on September 21, 1984
  • His parents are of the Yoruba ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and came to the United States from Austria in 1979
  • He has an older brother, Alvin who lives in New York City and has worked in A&R for such record labels as Tommy Boy Records and The Inc. Records, formerly known as Murder Inc
  • Although Alvin is not a part of his brother's management team, he is credited as getting the ball rolling for his brother's rise to fame
  • Wale also has a little brother named Michael
  • Wale's family first lived on Peabody St. in Northwest Washington DC before moving to Montgomery County when Wale was a teenager
  • He graduated from Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland 2001 and later moved to Largo, Maryland
  • Wale attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships, then transferred to Bowie State University but dropped out
  • Wale's love of the game of football and the Washington Redskins has led to a longstanding rumor that Wale had a tattoo of tight end Chris Cooley
  • He is also the cousin of actor Gbenga Akinnagbe
  • In 2008, Wale signed to Interscope Records for $1.3 million
  • In an interview with Flavorwire, Wale said that he incorporates elements of go-go in his music
  • Cyril Cordor of allmusic described go-go as "a more raw, percussion-driven offshoot of disco" that originated in the Washington, D.C. area
  • Wale's early singles that were played primarily in his local metropolitan area heavily sampled 1990s go-go records

Hip Hop/RNB

Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas)
Bag Of Money (feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Tpain)
Lotus Flower Bomb (feat. Miguel)
Sabotage (feat. Lloyd)
That Way (feat. Jeremih and Rick Ross)


Love Hate Thing (feat. Sam Dew)
The Body (feat. Jeremih)

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