Reason #6: Wale doesn't sound like he's afraid to be himself on The Gifted.
Although much of Wale's MMG debut, Ambition, was solid, he sounded like he was trying hard to fit into the MMG roster on that album. That's not the case here. In fact, he specifically alludes to the fact that he is not like any of the other MMG artists on the album's intro, "The Curse of the Gifted." But as long as he's rapping like he is on the rest of the album, that's okay. As The Gifted proves, Wale has plenty to offer on his own. So don't sleep on him.