Rapper Wale comes to Tuscaloosa to get Crimson Tide football gear

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Has Alabama football landed another fan in a high-profile rap artist?

Olubowale Akintimehin, better known as Wale, is one of the most influential rappers of this generation.

He has released six studio albums and several hit songs during his career. Radric Davis, better known as Gucci Mane, is a football fan from Alabama. Wale joined ranks with him, most notably with his social media tweet on Tuesday. The 2013 Grammy nominee said he was coming to Tuscaloosa to get Crimson Tide gear. He’s been in Alabama for three days, but Wale is wearing the Roll Tide.

After falling short against Georgia in the CFP National Championship game, Nick Saban and The Tide are looking to get back on the big stage and finish the job. Alabama begins spring training Friday.

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Stephen M. Smith is editor-in-chief and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can “like” it on Facebook or “follow him” on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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