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Wale is winning — not only for himself, but for a city that wouldn’t have come this far in Hip-Hop without him (if you disagree, be real with yourself). Yesterday, before President Obama took to the Capitol “stage” to address the country, the D.C. artist opened at the White House — and became the first rapper to do this, which is absolutely remarkable.

Check out the full pre-show below (Wale comes in a little after 45 minutes). Extra shout out to fellow Aggie Terrence J as well.

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