Reason #3: The album isn't overloaded with MMG artist appearances.
Self Made 3 drops later this summer. And it'll no doubt feature lots of collabos between Wale and his fellow MMG artists. But The Gifted is decidedly MMG-lite. Outside of a collab with Meek Mill on "Heaven's Afternoon" and a collab with Rick Ross on "Tired of Dreaming," Wale opts to work with those outside of the MMG camp on The Gifted. That's most definitely a good thing and allows him to shine on his own.