Wale didn't stay independent for long. It was announced today that the D.C. rapper signed with Warner Bros. Records.
In a press release, Tom Corson, co-chariman of Warner Bros. said, "I am delighted that Wale has joined Warner Bros. Records. He is a pillar in the hip-hop community and beyond; with his cultural relevance and lyrical prose, he continues to elevate the game. Wale is truly a force to be reckoned with and we look forward to a successful partnership for years to come."
"This is an exciting step for me. I am thrilled to be at a company that is willing to showcase my artistry, while supporting my entrepreneurial spirit. I felt their passion, commitment and enthusiasm from day one. They believed in my vision wholeheartedly, and I am ready to show and prove."
Wale's rise to fame came in 2008 with his classic Mixtape About Nothing. A year later, he re'ed up with his debut album, Attention Deficit, followed by 2011's Ambition.