Wale's catalog runs deep. Ever since he broke onto the scene with "Rhyme of the Century,"  the D.C. rapper has gone on to drop eight mixtapes—​including his breakthrough project The Mixtape About Nothing—​release three solo albums, and play an integral role in the rise of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group. In the process, Wale has tallied up several hit singles, a No. 1 album with his 2011 release Ambition, and a lane nearly no other rapper can occupy. 

As Wale works toward the release of his fourth studio album, The Album About Nothing, and with today being a ceremonious occasion for the rapper (happy 30th birthday!), we felt it was only right to shine a light on the records that have shaped Wale's career over the last decade. From deep mixtape cuts to Billboard hits, the D.C. rapper has delivered a number of notable tracks worthy of praise. These are The 25 Best Wale Songs.

Written by Edwin Ortiz (@iTunesEra) and Justin Charity (@BrotherNumpsa)