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Wale the first to use Michael Phelps in a rhyme?

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Wale featuring Raheem DeVaughnSpectacular

Have you been watching the Olympics? This year is insane. First off, much props to Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps and all the other Olympians for making this the best Olympics evar. Also props to NBC–even though their “America Fuck Yeah,” attitude is tiring at times, they did bless me with 5 channels of glorious HD for the games.

There is an interesting conversation about who will be the first rapper to use Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt in a rhyme on Okayplayer (could Wayne say “I run tracks like Usain, plus I Rack em like Hussein” soon?). However, Wale’s management is pointing out that DC rapper was the first to use 8 time gold medalist and apparent Young Joc fan Michael Phelps on a demo track with Raheem DeVaughn in 2005. Granted this was after Phelps won gold in Athens, but considering the fact that he never really entered into the American consciousness until this year means that Wale gets shine for yet another obscure sports refrence.

Bonus: Wale and Travis Barker working on the new album