Wale (US rapper)

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Legal name: Olubowale Victor Akintimehin


Olubowale Victor Akintimehin (born September 21, 1984), better known by his stage name Wale (/ˈwɔː l/ WAH-lay), is an American rapper from Washington, DC. 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 1 on the Billboard 200. His second Billboard number 1 album The Album About Nothing was released on March 31, 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2009 Attention Deficit Wale 3
2011 Ambition Wale 2
2013 The Gifted Wale 2
2015 The Album About Nothing Wale 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2005 Paint a Picture Wale 1
2006 Hate Is the New Love Wale 1
2007 100 Miles & Running Wale 1

Album + Mixtape/Street

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 The Mixtape About Nothing Wale 1
2012 Folarin Wale 1
2014 Festivus Wale 2
2016 Summer On Sunset Wale 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Nike Boots Wale 1
2008 Scion A/V Remix Project: 45 King, Part 1 Wale 1
2008 Lyrically Inclined Skyzoo feat. Wale 1
2009 Chillin' Wale 2
2009 Riding in That Black Joint Wale 1
2010 No Hands Waka Flocka Flame feat. Wale & Roscoe Dash 1
2011 What Yo Name Iz? Kirko Bangz feat. Wale, Big Sean & Bun B 5 1
2011 Bad Girls Club Wale feat. J. Cole 1
2011 Bait Wale 1
2011 Chain Music Wale 1
2012 Bag of Money Wale feat. Rick Ross, Meek Mill & T-Pain 1
2013 Bad Ass Kid Ink feat. Meek Mill & Wale 1
2013 Bad Wale 1
2013 So Many Girls DJ Drama feat. Tyga, Wale & Roscoe Dash 5 1
2013 Bounce It Juicy J feat. Wale & Trey Songz 1
2013 Work Iggy Azalea feat. Wale 1
2014 The Body Wale feat. Jeremih 1
2016 We Run Ishi feat. French Montana, Wale & Raekwon 1
2016 MY PYT Wale 2
Another Round (Remix) Rick Ross feat. Wale & Stalley 1
Same Damn Time Rick Ross feat. Wale, Gunplay & Meek Mill 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2011 The Eleven One Eleven Theory Wale 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Bad (Remix) Wale feat. Rihanna 1

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