(September 21, 1984- )
Born in Washington, District of Columbia
Birth name is Olubowale Victor Akintimehin
Recorded 'Dig Dug (Shake It),' 'Chillin,' 'Pretty Girls,' 'World Tour,' 'That Way,' 'Lotus Flower Bomb,' 'Poor Decisions,' 'LoveHate Thing,' 'Bad,' 'Actin Up,' 'Bag of Money,' 'Poor Decisions,' 'Clappers,' 'The Body,' 'Ride Out,' 'The Matrimony,' and 'My PYT'
Studio albums released include 'Attention Deficit' (2009), 'Ambition' (2011), The Gifted (2013), and 'Shine' (2016)
Collaborated with Jerry Seinfeld on 'The Album About Nothing,' released in 2015 (featuring J. Cole, Usher, and SZA)
Frequently collaborated with Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Tyga, Jeremih, Juicy J, Chance The Rapper, Rihanna, Pusha T,Lupe Fiasco, and A$AP Ferg
Why he might be annoying
He was kicked off the Virginia State University football team.
He's had UB40's 'Red Red Wine' for a ringtone.
Google searches for his name tend to turn up results related to a prominent UK commonwealth.
His name is actually pronounced 'Wah-lay' (not like the sea mammal).
He had to shoot down rumors that he had a tattoo of tight end Chris Cooley on his abdomen.
He claimed that Lady GaGa stopped speaking to him after their 'Chillin' video flopped (which he cites as a teachable moment during his time in the record industry).
He got sucked into one of Meek Mill's signature 'beefs' after Mill called him out on Twitter for not publicizing his new album on social media.
The feud was reignited during a Power 105 interview, in which he was asked about Mill's new beef with Drake (he appeared to take the side of Drake, saying that Mill had 'brought a pencil to a gun fight and tried to paper cut him to death').
He appeared to take the side of Drake, saying that Mill had 'brought a pencil to a gun fight and tried to paper cut him to death' (an enraged Meek Mill barraged him with insults on Instagram).
Why he might not be annoying
He has stayed true to his Washington, D.C. roots.
He worked day jobs at Sprint and the Downtown Locker Room.
He's the son of a nurse and a cab driver (whom he used to ride with to work in the front seat).
He's a cousin of The Wire's Gbenga Akinnagbe.
His debut compilation album, ‘Self Made Vol. 1,’ peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart (2011).
His second studio album album, ‘Ambition,’ was even more successful peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 (also in 2011).
He self-financed his first $5 million tour, in 2012 (and lost money doing it).
He recorded the original music theme for ESPN's ‘First Take,’ with Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith.
He released a 'Festivus' mixtape to publicize his 'Album About Nothing' (a tribute to the pop culture holiday born from an episode of Seinfeld).
He released a lengthy and introspective response to Meek Mill's attacks and came out looking 'above it all.'
He lists WWE, The Monkees, George Michael, and Saved By The Bell as his guilty pleasures.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 52 Votes: 57.69% Annoying
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