Wale could have an amazing body of work on his hands if “Bad” and “Love Hate Thing” are any indication of what to expect on The Gifted. We won’t know for sure until the album drops June 25, but until then, young Folarin piques interests by giving an early look at the tracklist.
He keeps the features under wraps, with exception to those from the aforementioned records. That will undoubtedly change when the release date draws near. The project dons 16 tracks, most of which are cleverly to titled to fit the overall theme.
In a sit down with Shaheem Reid, Wale said “the underlined theme of The Gifted is that there’s are things that come with it.” With that in mind, expect songs like “Vanity,” “Gullible,” and “Tired of Dreaming” to compliment a narrative about the bittersweet aspects of success.
UPDATE: Wale reveals the features on The Gifted. See them below.
1. The Curse of the Gifted
4. Heaven’s Afternoon (Feat. Meek Mill)
5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
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
15. Black Heroes / Outro About Nothing (Feat. Jerry Seinfeld)