Wale Explains Album Cover For “The Gifted”

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A lot of (somewhat) controversy over my cover. I know it was bold and very “what was he thinking”. There is a real meaning behind it all. I’m at the point now that a lot of my true fans need the entertainment of breaking things down beyond the surface. The way we think about art vs music . I wanted a cover that tied directly into the music and the purpose of the album #thegifted . I know who and what I’m up against in June.(we all know). Allow me to express my artistic POV . Allow yourself to be a part of it. This album I refused to cheat the listeners . NOT this project. Think STORYBOOK. When u get this look at the cover and listen simultaneously. Here is the delux edition over .the actually statue is at Atlantic records maybe well auction it. Or I’ll put it in my house. Ha! Anyways we a few days out hope y’all enjoy the records
– Wale

“The Gifted,” goes on sale June 25th.