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Wale cuts a lone figure on his third long-player. The only features here come from a few R&B vocalists who match the production's soulful bent: Tiara Thomas assists on the melancholic, acoustic guitar–infused "Bad," while the lead single "LoveHate Thing" fuses a slinky Marvin Gaye sample with Sam Dew's trilling on the hook.

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Wale is one of the few genuinely talented rappers in the industry today. His flow is beyond sick and his raps are always surprisingly meaningful. So needless to say, I know he won't disappoint on this latest album, especially seeing as how there's no Rick Ross to be found in sight on it (which is a great indicator of its quality alone). That being said, here's to "The Gifted," what is sure to be another impressive new release from the one and only Wale.


With this and Born Sinner, rap has been rescued in one week.


The Gifted 💎 > Yeezus 💩


Born: November 21, 1984 in Washington, D.C.

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

The self-proclaimed "Ambassador of Rap for the Capital," Wale (pronounced "wah-lay") was able to transcend his status as local sensation and become a national rap contender using go-go-inspired hip-hop as the vehicle for his clever wordplay and music. Most of the major singles that ensued for him, however, were melodic slow jams spread across the tail end of the 2000s and well into the late 2010s. These hits, such as "Lotus Flower Bomb" and "Bad," supported albums that regularly landed near or at...
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The Gifted, Wale
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music, Underground Rap, Rap, Hardcore Rap
  • Released: Jun 25, 2013
  • Parental Advisory

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