RMU Date Added to Wale’s Ambition Tour

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Unlike most schools, Robert Morris University (RMU) will have two Homecomings.

 

However, this does not mean that there will be two dances, which will be disappointing to some assumptions, but the arrival of Olubowale Victor Akintimehin Folarin, otherwise known as Wale, to the Charles L. Sewall Center as part of his Ambition Tour on Oct. 27th. The tour, which started on October 2nd in Minneapolis, consists of 33 performances across 18 states. Fellow DMV-area rapper Black Cobain joins Wale on stage, while turntable.fm will provide the opening act entertainment.

 

What makes this a “Homecoming” is the fact that before his rap career really blossomed, Wale attended this very college on a football scholarship. He eventually transferred to Virginia State University and later Bowie State University before dropping out of college altogether. However, he still recognizes his RMU connections. After the Colonials’ men’s basketball team defeated Quinnipiac in the NEC Tournament this March, Wale went on Twitter to congratulate the squad: “Shoutout to Robert Morris University…big win today fam #Moontownship”.

 

On November 1st, Wale will be releasing his second studio album “Ambition”. It’ll be released on his new label, Maybach Music Group, which he signed with on Feburary 5th. The first single, “Bad Girls Club”, produced and featuring J. Cole was released on July 19th, while the latest single “Chain Music” was released on Aug. 17th. Features on the album include Kid Cudi, Big Sean, Ne-Yo and label-mates Rick Ross and Meek Mill, among others.

 

The “Ambition” album just adds onto a busy 2011 for Mr. Folarin. He was featured on nine of the 15 songs for Maybach Music Group’s collaboration studio album, “Self Made Vol. 1”, released on May 23rd. Then, just a little less than three months later, on Aug. 17th, Wale released his seventh mixtape “The Eleven One Eleven Theory”. This was a gift to his loyal and dedicated fan base after he reached over a million followers on Twitter.

 

High profile artists don’t perform in Moon Township very often. Therefore, everyone should take advantage of this rare opportunity and buy a ticket to go see Wale in concert at the Chuck. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the performances start at 9. Tickets are available at the RMU Student Life Office in Nicholson Center for $15 and online at ticketweb.com.

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