(AllHipHop News) Wale dropped by MTV’s RapFix Live this week to talk about his upcoming new music. On Wednesday he announced that his next studio album will be titled The Gifted and will hit store shelves and digital download sites on June 25th.
But what about the much talked about project with comedy legend Jerry Seinfeld?
“I told you I could drop two albums this year,” responded Wale when questioned about the Seinfeld assisted project.
The Maybach Music Group emcee did not elaborate more on the subject, like when that album may see the light of day, but he did say he has spoken to Seinfeld.
While The Album About Nothing is being put on the back-burner for now, Wale says The Gifted will be an LP that will have listeners reflecting rather than partying.
“I’m not gonna sit up here and be like, ‘Yo I’m making bangers for the summer, for the club’,” says Wale. “No, you gonna buy the album. You gonna sit there and be like ‘holy sh… I feel something’.”
One confirmed artist that will be helping Wale convey those heartfelt emotions on The Gifted is Stokley Williams.
Williams is the lead singer of the R&B band Mint Condition. The five member group is best known for their Top 10 hit single “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” from 1991.
“I’m following my heart and putting my soul and my passion into the music. I’m gonna let it speak,” conveys Wale.
The Gifted may be more of an introspective project, but Wale further hints that fans could get one more LP from him later this year with a completely different approach.
“I might drop another album before the year’s over and that’s gonna be another vibe,” says Wale.
The Gifted will be Wale’s third studio album. His prior releases are 2009’s Attention Deficit and 2011’s gold selling Ambition.
Wale dropped his 8th mixtape, Folarin, late last year. Folarin features production by Rico Beats, Jake One, Digi+Phonics and others. The tape also has several guest appearances including Rick Ross, 2 Chainz, Scarface, and Trinidad James.
Watch the official trailer for Wale’s The Gifted due out June 25th below.