Wale’s “The Gifted”

June 28, 2013

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In a world of many music genres, the hip-hop scene has tough competition. Last week, Kanye West and J.Cole both dropped albums that showcased their talent. This week, it’s time for Wale to show off his talent; Wale’s new album, The Gifted, dropped on June 25th and is projected to début at No. 1 on this week’s Billboard chart. Success in the music industry doesn’t come from only one aspect of artistry; true artistic masterpiece comes from being hands-on and Wale was completely hands-on when it comes to the production and writing for The Gifted. Keep your eyes out for the Billboard chart to see if The Gifted lives up to its expectations.

The entire album is a standout and arguably Wale’s best album yet. The beginning of the album is all about self-reflection and includes production by No Credit, Stokely, Sam Dew, and Tone P, who all provide memorable sounds. “Vanity” takes on an electro-pop feel while “Sunshine” celebrates success with vocals that will capture your attention. “LoveHate Thing” is the single from The Gifted that has a piano-cord and matter-of-fact rap. “Heaven’s Afternoon” is a bittersweet rap song about rising from a poor economic background and features a cameo by Meek Mill. “Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)” is full of spiritualism that features some of the album’s strongest verses. “Gullible” touches on the media and politics, where Wale spits, “Twitter and Instagram are really like middlemen,” and features a guest appearance by Cee-Lo Green. Wale partners with Ne-Yo on “Tired of Dreaming” to describe the perfect woman. “Clappers” visits the opposite end of the spectrum with an over-the-top vibe that is capturing the attention of all listeners.

While I didn’t cover each track on the album, I think readers will be able to see that Wale’s talent is present and he definitely deserves the No. 1 Billboard début. Send us a tweet at @weknowthedj and let us know your thoughts on Wale’s The Gifted.


Meg C. (@lilmegwktdj)

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