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Wale's "Wrkng Title"
Fashion Line

"Wrkng Title", Wale's highly anticipated independent fashion accessory line, launched on June 1st with the Fall 2013 collection. "Wrkng Title" is available exclusively on

The accessory line was inspired by Wale's observation of a void in the marketplace for accessories that incorporated both street and designer fashion influences. Partnering with seasoned industry veterans from lines as diverse as BBC to Donna Karan, Wale worked to guarantee his vision would be fully executed. His signature accessory, the knit beanie, provides the perfect medium on which to launch this concept.

The "Wrkng Title" Fall 2013 collection encompasses five styles of knit beanie hats in a wide variety of colors that reference trends in runway fashion and street footwear, as well as professional sports teams. Silhouettes include fitted styles with fold up brims to slouchy shapes that are as versatile as the person who wears them.

For more on "Wrkng Title" visit

June 25th Timeline

"The Gifted" drops June 25th
Here are some significant historical events that share the same date.


Custer's Last Stand


George Orwell, author of "Animal Farm" is born


"Diary of Anne Frank" published


Basketball star Dikembe Mutombo is born


Muhammad Ali sentenced to 5 years for draft dodging


Mozambique gains independence from Portugal


Jay Z releases "Reasonable Doubt"


Michael Jackson dies


Wale drops third studio album, "The Gifted"

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Albert Einstein - The German-born theoretical physicist developed the general theory of relativity, which has become one of the mainstays of modern physics. Besides winning the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect", he is best known for developing the mass-energy equivalence formula: E=MC2. Ultimately, his name is synonymous with genius.

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Michael Jordan - The NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan's individual accolades and accomplishments include five MVP awards, ten All-NBA First Team designations, nine All-Defensive First Team honors, fourteen NBA All-Star Game appearances, three All-Star Game MVP awards, ten scoring titles, three steals titles, six NBA Finals MVP awards, and the 1988 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award. He holds the NBA records for highest career regular season scoring average (30.12 points per game) and highest career playoff scoring average (33.45 points per game). In 1999, he was named the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century by ESPN, and was second to Babe Ruth on the Associated Press's list of athletes of the century. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Muhammad Ali - Nicknamed "The Greatest", and widely considered the best heavyweight of all-time, Ali was involved in several historic boxing matches. Notable among these were three with rival Joe Frazier, which are considered among the greatest in boxing history, and one with George Foreman, where he finally regained the World Heavyweight Title which he had been stripped of seven years prior for his refusal to enter the military draft due to his religious beliefs and firm stance against the Vietnam War. Ali’s unorthodox fighting style can be characterized through his famous catchphrase: "float like a butterfly, sting like a bee". Accordingly, Ali brought beauty and grace to the most uncompromising of sports and through the wonderful excesses of skill and character, he became the most famous athlete in the world. In 1999, Ali was crowned"Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century" by the BBC.

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Sylvia Plath - Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel. In 1982, she won a Pulitzer Prize posthumously, for The Collected Poems. She also wrote The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death.

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Steve Jobs - Steve Jobs was best known as the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. He is often regarded as a pioneer within the electronics industry. Jobs left Apple in 1985, but returned in 1996 as interim CEO, bringing a company that was near bankruptcy to profitability within two years. As he oversaw the development of the iMac, iTunes, iPod, iPhone, iPad, the company's Apple Retail Stores, iTunes Store and the App Store, Jobs led Apple to become the world's most valuable publicly traded company in 2011. The reinvigoration of the company is regarded by many commentators as one of the greatest turnarounds in business history. Jobs received a number of honors and public recognition for his influence in the technology and music industries. He has been referred to as "legendary", a "futurist" or simply "visionary", and has been described as the "Father of the Digital Revolution", a "master of innovation", "the master evangelist of the digital age" and a "design perfectionist".

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