A month after hinting about the job, Wale has been named Creative Liaison for his hometown Washington Wizards.
The team revealed, via a press release, that the rapper would be a part of numerous initiatives this NBA season, beginning with the team’s home opener on Saturday (Nov. 1) against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Wale’s songs, “Ambition” and “The Work,” will be featured in the Wizards’ opening video throughout the season, and he will also perform live on opening night as part of player pregame introductions.
“I’m excited to start building as the creative liaison for the Washington Wizards,” Wale said in a statement. “As a D.C. native and lifelong Wizards fan, this is truly an exciting and organic relationship for me. We’ve got some exciting projects up our sleeve that will roll out throughout the season so be on the lookout.”
Throughout the season the Wizards and Wale will collaborate on designs for team merchandise, as well as social media promotions.