Wale Heads MTV VMA House Band

XXL Freshman alum Wale and his go-go band UCB have been confirmed as the house band for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards next month, reports the Associated Press.

Wale will be joining Jay-Z, Beyonce, Green Day, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga. He will also be following in his Allido label head Mark Ronson’s shoes. Ronson served as the 2007 VMA band leader.

Wale is currently prepping his major label debut. The disc, titled Attention: Deficit, is set to hit shelves on September 22. Along with Ronson, the Washington, D.C. native has recruited a long list of heavyweights to provide the CD’s soundscape, including Sean C and LV, Dave Sitek of indie group TV on the Radio and Cool & Dre, who are responsible for Wale’s single “Chillin’” with Lady Gaga. Bun B, K’Naan, Marsha Ambrosius and Jazmine Sullivan were also drafted to share mic time with Wale.

The MTV VMAs will air live at 9 p.m. on September 13. –Elan Mancini

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  • http://twitter.com/bitchiiimamazin sheena.o

    thats coo..
    i mean im tryina see Wale on
    whatever whenever wherever..
    he killin the game right now
    from his style to
    his skills.. dont sleep

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  • AZ40

    Got love for wale good to see him doin’ his thing but I hate that single I hope his album is dope

  • Sincere

    That’s a good look for the homie. Glad to see the freshmen actually dropping albums.

  • g mack

    That nigga from Mo County stop fakin you went to Quince Orchard HS Victor!!!!!.

    • gift

      gmack is Professionally hatin. Who gives a fuck? And you shoutin his government name

      • http://thisismarlow.blogspot.com MarloW.

        That’s not his government name first of all it’s a high school and you gotta be from here to truly understand what he talkin bout all you outsiders think b4 u speak

  • bross

    yo g mack, wale never denied going to school at quince orchard,,,,so stop clocking the man.. shout out to wale and ucb.. DMV allday

  • Whistler

    I hope he doesn’t lose the sound he’s been developing. It has that ever present go-go feel to it. All those producers and no mention of Best Kept Secret anywhere.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    The only song of Wale’s that I dig is the one with Lady Gaga, other than that I don’t fux wit him.

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  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    I’m a big fan of Wale’…hopefully his momentum continues.

  • Oh Yeah

    gmack you are the reason hate is the new love…kick rocks u soft serve ice cream scoop…DC lets movem’ WE ON!!!!!!!!!

  • tronthadon

    That nigga nice but sometimes he go ova my head..make me zone out and try to decoede what he sayin and ill be damn if i get hit by a 18 wheeler cuz of Back To The Feature..but do ur thang bruh

  • latino heat

    why are there still MTV VMA awards? they don’t play videos anymore. they should change it to the MTV reality show awards.

  • 11KAP

    The man with the sneakers and t-shirts. lol. Wale needs some hard beats, not all these lullabies. I think that would make his sound more vibrant.

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  • http://www.lynnmonroe.net Mimz

    WHo gives a damn where he is from? He reps DMV! He always shout out Mo County, and PG COunty. I mean give the man a break! Its not like like anybody else who is from DC area is putting us on like that.

    He putting DC on the map, more then alot of other artist from the #DMV, Christina Milian, Mya, J Holiday, they don’t rep DMV hard like those from ATL, or NY. SO lay off him.

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