Wale Reps the Capital on ESPN First Take

D.C.-area rapper Wale, the (un)official recording artist of Mr. Irrelevant, showed up on “First Take” this morning to discuss the Caps and sometime namesake Alex Ovechkin, subjects he knows intimately.

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With any luck, video and an in-depth look from Dan Steinberg are to come. In the meantime, these are the highlights:

  • “Hockey is like professional wrestling, minus the professional wrestling.”
  • “Ovechkin is like 7’7″.” I think he was speaking figuratively.
  • Namechecked Via Sikahema, Thunder Collins and World B. Free.
  • Mentioned that he was a D-1 athlete. I did not know that.
  • Repeatedly called Dana Jacobson “Miss Dana”.
  • Said Skip Bayless “has severe brain issues”.

All told, an excellent, off-kilter performance from one of my favorite artists of ’08 (you’ll download “The Mixtape About Nothing” if you know what’s good for you) and one of the soon-to-be breakout stars of ’09 (look for “Attention: Deficit” and “Back to the Feature”). Wale’s coming “to get it”.

4 thoughts on “Wale Reps the Capital on ESPN First Take”

  1. Can’t wait to see the video. It’s pretty awesome to see him crossing over like this already.

  2. I believe he is the first ever rapper to rap about hockey. Name checks Ovechkin, Eric Lindros, and Richard Zednik (really) on the Mixtape About Nothing.

    I think Wale was a DB for Bowie State. Willing to bet he could give at last Justin Tryon a run for his money.

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