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Fillmore: Rapper Wale Shoots for Grammy in 2012

Nationally known rapper Wale got his start in Washington, D.C.

Wale, a well-known rapper from Washington, D.C., christened the stage to start off the new year at the Fillmore Silver Spring venue Sunday.

During his performance, he said 2011 was a great year for him with accomplishments such as getting signed to Miami-based rapper Rick Ross's label Maybach Music, according to a Washington Post report.

However, Wale proclaimed that 2012 would be better because he will work even harder. Among his goals are:

  • Bring D.C. additional accolades by producing a gold rap album. 
  • Create sequel to popular mix tape 100 Miles and Running.
  • Bring more attention to D.C. as a fashion mecca.
  • Win a Grammy award.
Bubba January 03, 2012 at 11:05 PM
FYI, Wale isn't from DC. He was raised there until he was 10 and then moved to Gaithersburg. He graduated from Quince Orchard.
Tamika Smith (Editor) January 04, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Hi Bubba, thanks for commenting! Wale's biography on billboard.com says he was born in Washington, D.C. Here is the link to the info: http://www.billboard.com/artist/wale/bio/962199#/artist/wale/bio/962199
Mike Jones January 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Goodluck, Wale. We all know that DC doesn't get hip-hop love.

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