Wale: He’s pretty cool, right? (Jon Dragonette/JON DRAGONETTE)

In other news:

How D.C. authorities are attacking cold murder cases (Homicide Watch)

Vincent Gray raised nearly a million dollars for his inauguration and transition; details to come (Loose Lips)

Catching up with Michelle Rhee, who “remains as high-profile as ever” despite testing questions (USA Today)

More than 90 percent of D.C. government properties have subpar bike parking (WashCycle)

Long Metro station names: A worst-case scenario (TBD)