Wale Performs at President Obama's State of the Union Address, Announces Fifth Album 'Shine'

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Wale performs with The Roots on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on March 30, 2015.

Wale opened President Barack Obama's State of the Union address (the first rapper to open an SOTU) for a special performance at the White House viewing party on Tuesday (Jan. 12). The DMV MC ran through a string of his hits including "Chillin'," "LoveHate Thing" and "White Shoes" according to clips posted on Twitter. 

There were also shots of Folarin snapping selfies with Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill.

Last year, Wale stopped by 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue twice -- once in January as part of the guests for Obama's gun control speech and again in July, teaming with Michelle Obama as part of the First Lady's Reach Higher initiative aimed at encouraging every student in America to complete their education beyond high school.

After his performance, Wale also announced the name of his fifth studio effort, the follow-up to his second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, 2015's The Album About Nothing. "My name is Wale. My fifth album. Shine. 2016," he said. 

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