Rapper Wale performs at WKU

Quiche Matchen

Students have been expecting a big show from Grammy-nominated rapper Wale since the Campus Activities Board announced he was coming to WKU.

The event started at 7 p.m. at Diddle Arena with WKU student Steff Marvin opening up the concert with his songs.

Louisville senior DeGerald Watson-Morton, also know as “DJ Do Great,” came out and played songs to hype up the crowd as the next performer, rapper B Smyth got ready backstage.

B Smyth came out with tons of energy, and performed his hit single “Leggo” that features rapper 2 Chainz.

After B Smyth’s performance, the crowd listened and danced to “DJ Do Great” and then Wale’s DJ as they mixed music.

The “Pretty Girls” rapper came out and the crowd went wild. He told them they were going to “turn up tonight.”

Wale performed songs from his “Ambition” album and upcoming album, “The Gifted.”

“Who’s been a Wale fan since day one?” Wale’s DJ said.

The crowd responded by screaming, with some crowd members agreeing that had been.

Wale then went into songs from his earlier mix tapes and ended the concert thanking everyone for their support and for coming out.

Crowd members overall were satisfied with the performance “Lotus Flower Bomb” rapper.

Nisha Bridges, of Louisville, said the concert was fun and exciting.

“He got the crowd hype and it was worth it,” she said.

Bridges said that although she’s not Wale’s biggest fan, she still likes his music and that’s what brought her out to the concert.

Bowling Green native Angeleca Lusford said she thought the concert was alright.

“He took way too long to get here,” she said. “But, he turned up at the end. He showed up and showed out.”

Lunsford said her favorite part of the concert was when the rapper performed his hit single, “Bad.”

“I can relate to it,” she said. “And I’m glad I got to see another artist this year.”