Wale - Nike Boots
Wale - W.A.L.E.D.A.N.C.E.
Sound familiar? Wale freestyles over the Justice hit.
Wale - 100 Miles & Running
Wale's third mixtape.
Amy Winehouse - Rehab remix feat. Wale
Lily Allen - Smile remix feat. Wale
Wale - Good Girl (Cousin Cole remix)
Wale - Big Spender (freestyle feat. Jay-Z and Freeway)
D.C. was known for being the murder capital for many years, not for hip-hop. Even though I'm originally from D.C., I find it difficult to name a prominent DC-area rapper. (Ummm, DJ Kool? Yeah). Despite the recent emergence of regional rap stars like Lil' Wayne in NO, T.I. in ATL, and the Swishahouse label in H-Town, the rise of Wale was not necessarily inevitable. But hard work and luck pays off. He got early exposure via WKYS and the Source magazine, fashioning a brand of hip-hop infused with regional go-go flava. Buzz from The Fader, XXL magazine, and collaborations with Mark Ronson have certainly helped him gain some deserved recognition.