The Truth: How Good Is The Gifted?

YN’s dishing the Truth again and this this time, rolls up to the Roc Nation offices. He talks to Wale’s manager Rich Kleiman and weighs in on his client’s new album, The Gifted.

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  • The album is booty

  • piklz

    fogy always end up in the top 5

  • TruthBeTold

    The Truth gets better every time I watch it . . still want it to be longer though! ha . #

    YN going in .

  • Devante

    Lol I got a new found respect for you after the breakfast club interview.. Elliott is a pretty cool guy

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  • Jav

    the truth is the gifted is nicely produced. But Wale’s delivery is too inconsistent. I would blab on with how he sold out but we’ve all heard it before.

  • pookie

    wale is dope

  • Chris

    Honestly, mixed thoughts on this. First, I haven’t heard ‘The Gifted’. I’ve probably heard 4 records from it, which are great.

    But this episode of ‘The Truth’ is a weird format. It’s titled ‘How Good Is The Gifted?’. It sounds like an album review or breakdown of the work, but instead it consists of a sitdown with his manager, of course Rich is going to say great things about it (which he should) and like I mentioned, I haven’t heard the album yet and what I’ve heard is great.

  • He a C list rapper with a B list album so meh

  • Karate Kick Miguel

    Wale is way too arrogant for me! There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance and he follows along the latter. His arrogance makes him appear and act very annoying..I don’t know man. Not hating, just stating why it’s hard to listen to him or take his music seriously.

    Build your accolades and success first. The n maybe you might have something to be cocky about. Be humble bruh. Take a lesson from Cole, Cudi, Nas, etc etc.

  • Parker

    The gifted is an amazing album and great for hip hop. I think that “album about nothing” will be even better

  • Facts

    Album is wack as hell

  • King Game #OKE

    Produced well…bout it

  • ZoomZoomDad-Otis

    “Album is wack as hell”….Thats sums it up right there. MMG keep them L’s on hand.

  • ATL

    I dont know about the Gifted album but this guy is pretty dope ——>

  • I gotta check out Wale’s album.I been on this Cole and I doubt Wale’s shit is better, but I really liked his last album a lot.I expect that this will be good material.
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  • Chris

    Jay-Z = Roc Nation

    Wale = Roc Nation

    Jay-Z’s ‘Life + Times’ may not be able to give a fair review?

  • I think its definitely his best work to date and it’s my personal favorite album this year. He took it to another level sonically. Even though I find myself researching lyrics to find out what he’s saying, his bars are on point.

    My favorites are Love/Hate, Heaven’s Afternoon, Gullible, Rotation, and 88.

    I give it a 4.5/5

  • ispeakthetruth

    album is trash

  • Not sure how a real fan of music could listen to The Gifted and call it whack?? lol
    The album is dope.. from concepts to production… I think he hit the nail on the head.. but nobody wants to listen when a rapper talks about “black heroes” or touches on topics that make us reflect on our culture in a non glorified way…
    Im happy Wale is progressing the way he is as an artist.. just hope he keeps it up

  • HUH

    J.Cole’s production is trash

  • skrillz

    wut is a wale?
    is that his actual name?

  • skrillz

    shit anyone with the name wale is not ‘the gifted’


    HUH says:
    Tuesday, June 25 2013 at 3:07 PM EST
    J.Cole’s production is trash
    Umm this is a wale post. Poor guy is confused

  • The Thinker

    Wale is one if the illest MC’s in the game as I type. His lyrics are thought provoking and witty. I look forward to buying his album to support a Brotha who has learned how to sell a record, but give me an opportunity to remember how gifted my people really are. Shout out to DC and especially Georgia Ave and 11th St NW

  • Lol I love this someone posting as me ([email protected] at Tuesday, June 25 2013 at 2:02 PM EST), I can go to a football game, f*ck bettys, do my radio show and still have my thoughts posted for me #LUCKYME : )

    Next time “[email protected]” lol just try use words I’d use I’d never use words like C LIST or MEH… And I would never post on a Wale post lol.

    Get well soon Mandela, you’ve done our country so proud.

  • KingJuggaNott

    Good album…his mixtape efforts are all better than the efforts made for purchase. Why is that?

  • Skinny

    This was a good informative episode nicely done

  • Dre

    This Truth Seems As Wale’s The Gifted Was Being Defended First Before What Was Thought About The Album. Really Disliked His Last Album. Didn’t Like the Records That Were Put Out For The Gifted Besides Love/Hate. 88 Is Dope But More Of A Mixtape Feel To Me. I’ll Have To Listen To the Whole Project, But This Episode Made Me Say I Don’t Know.

  • Winston Churchill

    Even rappers don’t like Wale.

  • Wale been garbage for awhile, some of you niggas sound like this is brand new or something…

  • Ramel

    I swear I don’t get how son or his music appeals to anybody. It has be for the new generation. As a guy in his early 30’s, Wale is one of the worst rappers I’ve heard that isn’t a gimmick. Skee-Lo – I Wish >>>> everything Wale has ever released. Nobody is gonna be listening to any Wale music in 5 or 10 years from now. It’s all disposable music.

  • I like the new style of these Truth episodes, much more entertaining than the old way!

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  • toad3527

    @chris I completely agree very misleading title for this post. I thought I was going to hear some sort of review and comparison to Kanye and J Cole

  • Playboy69

    Wale Gifted is a WASTE TOO HIP-HOP!…. The Album is WACK!

  • don’t say i didn’t warn you.

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