Wale performs at the Back to the Block event, sponsored by 1800 Tequila and Billboard Magazine at Cafe Asia in Washington, D.C., on June 9, 2016.
Kyle Gustafson for Billboard Magazine

On Thursday night, Washington, D.C., native rapper Wale returned to his old stomping grounds for 1800 Tequila and Billboard Magazine's Back to the Block concert series. The series brings A-List hip-hop talent back to their hometowns for an intimate performance for the fans who supported them from day one.

As the crowd waited for Wale's performance to start, they were treated to 1800 Tequila signature cocktails, a unique photo booth experience and tons of awesome swag, like 1800 fitted baseball caps, pillows and LED stirrers, in the VIP lounge.


Wale, of course, performed his hits "Lotus Flower Bomb" and "Pretty Girls" and his newest single, "My PYT."

Take a look at a few of the highlights below: