Fact: Rapper Wale is helping winter sport enthusiasts stay fashionable this year by launching his own brand of ski gear. The Chillin star has teamed up with designers at Akomplice to create the Wale x Akomplice ski suit and mask, which feature a traditional Yoruba pattern as a nod to the 31-year-old's Nigerian ancestry.
Fact: Rapper Kendrick Lamar has risked the wrath of his hip-hop peers by taking aim at the likes of Drake, Wale and J. Cole in his new verse on Big Sean's track Control. Even his song collaborator isn't immune to the lyrical jabs as Lamar spits: "I'm usually homeboys with the same n**gas I'm rhyming with/ But this is hip-hop and them n**gas should know what time it is/ And that goes for Jermaine Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale/ Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake/ Big Sean, Jay Electron', Tyler, MAC Miller/ I got love for you all but I'm tryna murder you n**gas/ Tryna make sure your core fans never heard of you n**gas/ They don't wanna hear not one more noun or verb from you n**gas."
Tweet: "Does Howard offer a creative writing class? ...I think I wanna take one in the fall." Rapper Wale is considering heading back to school to brush up on his creative writing skills at Washington, D.C.'s prestigious Howard University.
Fact: Rapper Wale has hosted a fundraising concert to benefit Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti charity in the wake of the massive earthquake which devastated the country last week (12Jan10). The gig, which took place in Washington, D.C. on Monday night (18Jan10), featured local artists including Tabi Bonney, D.C. Don Juan and Phil Ade.