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Posted at 05:03 PM ET, 11/01/2011

Wale rocks Central High School as his album is released


Rapper Wale performs at Central high school. (Jillian Sowah - The Washington Post)
Rap star Wale surprised a special group of unsuspecting students at Central High School in Capital Heights Tuesday when he performed songs from his brand new album.

Wale’s album “Ambition” was released Tuesday and the lyricist said he wanted to share the day with these kids because he wants to inspire them to be great. The students screamed and cheered as they realized the DC-born rapper was in their school.

“Oh my God! I’m a big fan. I was so excited,” said 11th grader Aaron Moss, 16. He was one of 400 students chosen to attend the concert because they had good grades. The concert was organized by the rapper’s label and Prince George’s County public schools.

“Ambition is important because that’s all you got,” Wale told reporters. “You have a fear when putting your all out there. But you do it.”
(L to R) 11th graders Aaron Moss, Dadrianna Lineberger, Krystal Davis, and Ebony Taylor of Central high school in Capital Heights were among a small group of honor roll students who got to meet and take pictures with Wale. (Jillian Sowah - The Washington Post)

When asked how he feels reppin’ for the DMV on the national hip-hop scene he said: “It’s incredible. This is a place where rap wasn’t even a favorite genre. It’s still not, it’s go-go.”

Wale said a video for the radio-hit single “Lotus Flower Bomb” will be released soon, featuring reality star Bre from “America’s Top Model.” All day on Tuesday, D.C. or Nothing, the title of one of his songs from the 15-track album, was trending on Twitter.

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