LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – The Washington Redskins announced today that Washington, D.C. native and Grammy nominated rapper Wale will be guest hosting the Redskins Virtual Draft Party presented by 7-Eleven.
Wale will join the Redskins Virtual Draft Party on Saturday, April 26 at 6:00 p.m. He'll also produce exclusive Redskins content during Draft Week, including producing and directing three Redskins music highlight videos featuring tracks from his latest album Wow… That's Crazy.
"Football has always been a part of my life, as a player and a fan," said Wale. "I'm honored to support D.C. and the Redskins by hosting a virtual draft during the quarantine. Given the current circumstances, unity is more important than ever. I need everyone to stay home and stay safe while we celebrate together."
Wale is a multi-platinum selling rapper/actor/poet from Washington, D.C. who is best known for his hit singles "Lotus Flower Bomb" and "Bad." He has produced top Billboard 200 Albums, The Gifted (2013) and The Album About Nothing (2015). His critically acclaimed sixth studio album, Wow… That's Crazy was released last fall and debuted at No. 7 on Billboard's Top 200 making it his fourth U.S. Top 10 album. Wale grew up an avid Washington Redskins fan and played football at Quince Orchard High School in Gaithersburg, Md. and attended Robert Morris University and Virginia State University on football scholarships before beginning his musical career.
All coverage will be streamed live on the Redskins' Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube pages.
Registration for the Virtual Draft Party is free for all fans Redskins.com/VirtualDraft.