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Wale (rapper)

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Wale
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Wale performing at Georgetown University's 2010 Midnight Madness
Wale performing at Georgetown University's 2010 Midnight Madness
Background information
Birth nameOlubowale Victor Akintimehin
Also known asRalph Folarin[1]
Born (1984-09-21) September 21, 1984 (age 39)
Northwest, Washington, D.C., U.S.
OriginGaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
InstrumentsDrums (s. 2016)
Years active2005–present
Labels
Formerly ofAll City Chess Club
Spinoff of
Children2
Websitewalemusic.com

Wale Victor Folarin (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin; September 21, 1984 in Washington D.C.) is an American rapper better known by his stage name Wale.

In 2010, Wale was nominated for Best New Artist from both the Soul Train Awards and BET Awards. He did not win.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Wale has released 7 studio albums:

Mixtapes[change | change source]

Wale has released 8 mixtapes:

  • Paint a Picture (2005)[2]
  • Hate Is the New Love (2006)
  • 100 Miles & Running (2007)[3]
  • The Mixtape About Nothing (2008)[4][5]
  • Back to the Feature (2009)[6][7]
  • More About Nothing (2010)[8]
  • The Eleven One Eleven Theory (2011)[9]
  • Folarin (2012)[10][11]

Singles[change | change source]

Wale has had 5 singles:

Year Single
2007 "Nike Boots"
2009 "Chillin" (featuring Lady Gaga)
2009 "World Tour" (featuring Jazmine Sullivan)
2009 "Pretty Girls" (featuring Gucci Mane and Backyard Band)
2010 "Let's Chill" (featuring Lloyd)

References[change | change source]

  1. Ralph Folarin. "Ralph Folarin | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  2. Newman, Jason (October 11, 2011). "MTV PUSH Artist of the Week: Wale". Buzzworth.mtv.com. MTV Networks. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  3. "100 Miles and Running – Wale". Rovi Corporation. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  4. "The Mixtape About Nothing – Wale". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  5. "The Mixtape about Nothing by Wale". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
  6. "Back to the Feature – Wale & 9th Wonder". Billboard. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  7. "Back to the Feature by Wale & 9th Wonder". iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
  8. "More About Nothing Mixtape – Wale – DJ Omega". Decade Entertainment. 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2011.
  9. "Wale Releases New Mixtape: Listen to it Here – Entertainment & Stars". International Business Times. Archived from the original on 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2022-10-09.
  10. Horowitz, Steven J (November 14, 2012). "Wale Announces New Mixtape "Folarin". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved November 14, 2012.
  11. "Wale - Folarin". TapeFire.com. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. Retrieved December 23, 2012.

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