Wale was born on September 21, 1984 in Washington, D.C. This young rapper and producer started his rise on the music scene in 2006 with "Dig Dug (Shake It)," which became extremely popular in the Washington, D.C. area. It even became the most requested song, in D.C. radio history, by an artist from that area. Wale continued to make music and in 2007, he made "Good Girls." The song impressed music producer, Mark Ronson, and that led Wale to be signed by Allido Records. Wale's fame continued to rise with a performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards and features in Rolling Stone and The Washington Post.

Wale has released numerous mixtapes throughout the years and finally released his debut album through Allido Records/Interscope in 2009. His album, Attention:Deficit, features hot songs like "Nike Boots" and "Chillin."

Young Hollywood caught up with Wale at Interscope Records' BET Awards afterparty and learned how Mark Ronson pushes him to become a better artist. With so much going on and with so much talent, it will be exciting to see what innovative artist, Wale, will do next!

His birth name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin.

His parents are Yoruba Nigerian.

He played football in high school.








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