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Kanye West’s Yeezus and J. Cole’s Born Sinner were the focal points of conversation in recent weeks. Then came the announcement of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, which is an entirely different animal. Not to be denied, Wale keeps his name in the mix with a live stream of his third studio album, The Gifted, exclusively through iTunes.

Folarin is going against very stiff competition, but he has remained steadfast in his confidence about the music he’s provided on his latest effort.

Fans will have a chance to hear why with this full listening experience. On the same token, the DMV native decided to stream the clean version of his project to leave more to the imagination when it officially releases June 25. We respect that.

The Gifted features 16 tracks, including the previously released “LoveHate Thing” featuring Sam Dew, the melodic Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz-assisted smoker’s cut “Rotation,” and his hit with Tiara Thomas, “Bad.”

It also features a knocking gentleman club’s anthem “Clappers,” featuring Juicy J and Nicki Minaj, that should hit the Internets any day now. Get reacquainted with the artwork and tracklist before clicking the link to stream below.

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)

LISTEN: Wale – The Gifted

Photo: MMG