Thursday, May 18, 2017

DC rapper Wale has a song called "Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)" (sic) on his new record



I've written about D.C. rapper Wale a few times before, he's done a few videos in and around our area -- including one with a virtual Lady Gaga at Cardozo High School.

His latest record Shine has a track called "Colombia Heights (Te Llamo)" (sic, that is Colombia and not Columbia. The song features J. Balvin, who is from Colombia the country, so it's a play on words.

Here are the lyrics -- it doesn't talk directly about our area, but still but kind of cool to see the neighborhood in music.

My favorite Wale record was his first mixtape, 100 Miles and Runnin', which featured Mark Ronson and had remixes of Justice, Lily Allen and others. He also did one about Seinfeld, The Mixtape about Nothing. Apparently him and Jerry Seinfeld are buds.

Then again, there's also a song called "F*CK WALE" by a local rapper called DC Jay that prominently features the buildings on Columbia Road between 14th and 13th. So, maybe not everybody likes him.

 

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