Wale has been through a lot in the last few years. It’s hard to believe but not too long ago he was dropped by Interscope after the release of his debut album, Attention Deficit, making him a free agent when he released his mixtape More About Nothing. It wouldn’t be long until he found a new deal with Rick Ross’ MMG and released his sophomore album which came in number one on the charts. Fast forward two years and the impending release of his third studio album, The Gifted, is upon us. The album may be a bit overshadowed by the other June 18th releases (Yeezus, Born Sinner, WMWTSO), but it is up there if not better than those albums. Wale has talked about being more hands-on with the production and it is very evident from the very first track on the album.