Feb 27, 2018

Norfolk, VA (February 27, 2018) –Wale, one of the most idiosyncratic talents in hip-hop, will perform live at the Constant Center with special guest OT Genasis on March 30 at 8 PM.

General admission tickets will be $25 in advance and increase to $35 day of show. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at YnotTix.com, the Constant Center Box Office, or by calling 877-YNOTTIX.

About Wale:
Wale signed with Maybach Music Group in 2011 and soon unveiled his breakthrough second album, “AMBITION.” Highlighted by such singles as the RIAA gold certified “Lotus Flower Bomb (Feat. Miguel),” the album debuted at #1 on both Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” and “Top Rap Albums” charts while also entering at #2 on the overall Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart. High profile appearances on a variety of MMG releases followed, including label founder Rick Ross’ RIAA gold certified, GRAMMY®-nominated “GOD FORGIVE, I DON’T,” as well as all three volumes of the massively popular “MMG PRESENTS: SELF MADE” series. Wale showed off his versatility as an artist with the release of his fifth studio album, “SHINE,” in 2017. The album was preceded by a series of song releases including the RIAA Gold-certified “My PYT,” “Groundhog Day,” “Running Back (Feat. Lil Wayne),” and “Fashion Week (Feat. G-Eazy).” “SHINE” showcases a softer side of the skilled lyricist, with multiple references to his daughter, Zyla. “In contrast to previous albums, which were flush with conceptual risks, reflection and fiery displays of lyricism from a man hell-bent on being crowned as one of the best rappers alive, SHINE finds Wale in a subdued mood and playing it relatively safe,” notes XXL. “SHINE” features collaborations with features from Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, Major Lazer, G-Eazy, J Balvin and even Wale’s daughter Zyla, to name a few.

About O.T. Genasis:
Raised in Long Beach, California, O.T. Genasis grind eventually caught the attention of music mogul, 50 Cent, who in 2011 signed O.T. Genasis to a single deal for his track, "Jackie Chan." The song was met with moderate fanfare and he was soon back on the streets as a free agent pounding the pavement with his new release, "Touchdown." The record used sports as a metaphor for street jostling and found O.T. Genasis buzzing on the streets and LA's club scene. O.T. Genasis updated "Touchdown" with a remix featuring French Montana, Busta Rhymes and Juicy J, accompanied by entertaining visuals playing off the hit TV series, "Breaking Bad." Months later, O.T. Genasis fast-tracked his way to superstar status by delivering one of the biggest anthems of the last decade with "CoCo." The song became a viral sensation accumulating over 200 million views on YouTube to date. "CoCo" also became one of the most Shazamed songs in 2014 and is now RIAA Certified Platinum.

About Spectra:
Spectra by Comcast Spectacor is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Partnerships. Learn more at www.SpectraExperiences.com. 

About Comcast Spectacor:
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at www.ComcastSpectacor.com.

Megan Boyle, Marketing Coordinator
Ted Constant Center, ODU
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