Wale "The Gifted" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

posted Tuesday June 18 ,2013 at 08:09AM CDT | 227 comments


UPDATE #4: Wale's "The Gifted" is said to be the first Hip Hop album to receive an iTunes free preview.

In a minute-long album trailer, D.C. rapper Wale revealed both the release date and title for his third studio album. Titled The Gifted, the album is currently set for a June 25th release date.

In the album trailer, which comes courtesy of director Chad Tennies, Wale possibly hints at the themes his new album may tackle as he briefly speaks on the music industry and being a hustler.

“The hustler, priding his self on the very things they hate him for…The gifted. Aren’t we all? I said, aren’t we all,” Wale questions at the end of The Gifted trailer.

The Maybach Music Group emcee previously commented on his third studio album during an interview with HipHopSince1987.com and shared that the project would be greatly similar to his earlier work.

“I'm very excited about the music, because it's very reminiscent of my earlier work with Mark Ronson and things of that nature. I'm excited,” said Wale in an October interview.

Wale’s last studio album, Ambition, was released in November 2011 and featured appearances from Kid Cudi, Miguel, Rick Ross, and more.

Wale | The Gifted | Album Trailer from Chad Tennies on Vimeo.

(March 22)

UPDATE: The artwork to Wale's third solo album, The Gifted, has been released, as reported by HotNewHipHop:

(May 15)

UPDATE #2: According to HipHop-N-More, the preliminary (pre-features) tracklist to Wale's The Gifted is as follows:

1. The Curse of the Gifted
2. LoveHate Thing (Feat. Sam Dew)
3. Sunshine
4. Heavin In the Afternoon
5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
6. Vanity
7. Gullible
8. Bricks
9. Clappers
10. Bad (Remix)
11. Tired of Dreaming
12. Rotation
13. Simple Man
14. 88
15. Black Heroes
16. Bad (Feat. Tiara Thomas)

(May 21)

UPDATE #3: HotNewHipHop.com has again reported the updated version of the tracklist to Wale's The Gifted:

1. The Curse of the Gifted
2. LoveHate Thing (Feat. Sam Dew)
3. Sunshine
4. Heaven’s Afternoon (Feat. Meek Mill)
5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
6. Vanity
7. Gullible (Feat. Cee-Lo Green)
8. Bricks (Feat. Yo Gotti & Lyfe Jennings)
9. Clappers (Feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J)
10. Bad (Remix) (Feat. Rihanna)
11. Tired of Dreaming (Feat. Ne-Yo & Rick Ross)
12. Rotation (Feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz)
13. Simple Man
14. 88
15. Black Heroes / Outro About Nothing (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld)
16. Bad (Feat. Tiara Thomas)

(June 3)

UPDATE #4: Atlantic/Warner Bros. Records has premiered a free album stream of Wale's third solo album The Gifted with iTunes. According to a spokesperson with the label, this is the first Hip Hop album that iTunes has premered a stream to.

Earlier this year, Apple's music store offered full previews to #1 album Vampire Weekend's Vampires In The City as we as The National's Trouble Will Find Me.

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  • iL0vee_
    Honestly this album was garbage, so disappointed in Wale ... Ambition was better than this shitty as album .... Love and Hate Bad Are the only good ones on this album
  • Anonymous
    "all ross cares about is money and sales. you cant be serious" That's funny. On a song off GFID, he admits he's gone gold each time out. How do you translate that to all he cares about are sales?
  • Your name
    Wale will go platinum before Rick Ross..I actually bought the album...best album out so far
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  • Country
    I liked a few songs on it.. This rap game needs to get some hard beats. I need some shit to work out not fall asleep. Them poetic beats dope tho
  • Anonymous
    serious question! why does everyone hate wale so much? would it be different if he wasn't mmg?
  • Anonymous
    dude always tries to sound deep wit all this emotion but he just sound pussy to me aint no depth to his lyrics at all
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  • Anonymous
    " ross been out for years why they all do but he couldnt???" Because Ross is modest and doesn't want to be defined by platinum plagues like Curtis was. 500,000 each time out is enough to keep MMG's buzz alive.
    • Anonymous
      was this a serious reponse. all ross cares about is money and sales. you cant be serious
    • Anonymous
      wow dude stop lying to yourself with that 500k bs
  • Anonymous
    Easily 3x platinum. MMG stays killin the competition.
  • killermike
    that cover art is dope too..well everything behind his ugly head
  • killermike
    wale is dope IMO i dont know how people say this guy is whack..maybe its just cuz i can find reasons to fuck with anyones music but still have yall heard never never? dude is a poet and got a ill ass flow
  • Waley dough
    the only good thing wale ever did in his life was say WALEY DOUGH every time he raps
    This comment was removed for violating our spam and/or offensive content policies. I like Lil Wayne's weiner
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  • Anonymous
    dis local rapper put his album up for stream because no one is checking for him, he coming out between cole, kanye and jay-z. even mac miller got more people looking forward to his album than WaLL A
    • bill plaschke
      your an idiot
    • Anonymous
      It's true Wale gets no buzz. Dude can barely rap.
    • Anonymous
      Shut up, please.
  • Anonymous
    Wack...Born Sinner is the album of the summer
    • Anonymous
      Talk about a boring summer.
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  • Grand Wizard
    Lynch this ugly nigger along with lil wayne
    • David Duke
      Your ignorance disgusts me. This, plus with your feigning the rank of Grand Wizard, gives me no choice but to strip you of your KKK membership, and punishment in form of a violent assrape.
  • Anonymous
    This album is dope.
  • s'up
    can't wait for this shit 2 leak j.cole born sinner = average album disappointing as a fan kanye yeezus = straight joke (imo) as a fan mac miller wmwtso= average nothing special as a fan not hating here. I hope Wale brings some good material
    • Anonymous
      Born Sinner is a banger bruh. Top to bottom
    • adi
      i don't think you're really listening to music. either that or trolling
    • Anonymous
      go buy that new quasimoto album! madlib wont dissapoint