Educational Background and Location

Virginia State University, Bowie State University, Washington DC

Brief Personal Bio

Wales family moved from Washington, D.C. to Montgomery County, when Wale was the age of 10. Wale attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University then transferred to Bowie State University. Although, he dropped out of Bowie State University due to academic reasons. He has always loved the game of football, playing and watching.

These are a Few of Their Favorite Things

  • Favorite Color--Purple

  • Favorite Band--The Monkees

Common Literary Elements/Structure/Themes in their Work

Wale's lyrics are "polysyllabic and punchline filled lyrics representing his DC hometown, his fashion sense, and affinity for the ladies, Wale relates to the fun side of rap often left behind".

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What does it mean if you were matched to this artist? Why is it important?

When matched to Wale, you are matched to an artist who includes many of the similar techinques you put in your piece. For example, your piece might be filled with short punchlines that leave an impact on the reader. This may be an element of your poem (or main element). It is important to recognize the similarity you have to this artist because it helps you understand more of the style of your literary work. In this instance, your work would most likely contain techniques that are similar to Wale's and recognizing this could help to further develop your style and approach at writing poems.

Literary Value

Wale's music includes "polysyllabic and punchline filled lyrics" that are fun and amusing.

List of Albums / Artist Spotify Link 

Attention Deficit, Ambition, The Gifted, The Album About Nothing, Shine


Social Handles (Links)

twitter: @Wale