w/ Mambo Sauce, Fat Trel, Black Cobain Wednesday, Dec. 22 7 p.m. Doors $35 plus tax all ages
In an era when critics and rappers themselves jump to declare the death of hip hop, Wale has been breathing new life into the genre through dazzling wordplay, a fresh sound steeped in DC's legendary go-go scene, and boundless on-stage energy. A major player in the D.C./Baltimore scene since 2006, Wale has transcended onto the national scene after garnering press in The Fader, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Entertainment Weekly, The Washington Post, The Source, URB, HipHopGame.com, AllHipHop.com, and serious love from MTV, for whom he worked as the house band for the Video Music Awards. Count producer Mark Ronson (Amy Winehouse, Christina Aguilera) as an admirer. Ronson told MTV News "There's not that much hip-hop coming out that excites me. Everything I heard from this kid, I just loved. The more and more I heard his stuff, the more excited I got."
We’re pretty excited too that Wale comes back to Rams Head Live Dec. 22nd.