Just a few weeks after rap star Eminem and comedian Chris Rock sparked chatter after an in-studio photo went viral, Wale may have Slim Shady beat to the punch by tagging stand-up veteran Jerry Seinfeld for his The Gifted album.
A revamped tracklisting with specific guest feature details has landed online this week and shows Seinfeld listed to appear.
Wale is bringing that “new black soul” with his third solo album The Gifted. The follow-up to 2011?s gold-certified Ambition is lead by the singles “Bad” with Tiara Thomas, and “LoveHate Thing” with Sam Dew. The star-studded 16-tracks includes appearances from Nicki Minaj and Juicy J (“Clappers”), Ne-Yo and Rick Ross (“Tired of Dreaming”), Cee-Lo Green (“Gullable”), Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz (“Rotation”), and actor/comedian Jerry Seinfeld (“Black Heroes/Outro About Nothing”) (Miss Info TV)
A preliminary listing of Wale’s tracks surfaced a couple weeks ago.
1. The Curse of the Gifted 2. LoveHate Thing feat. Sam Dew 3. Sunshine 4. Heavin In the Afternoon feat. Meek Mill 5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece) 6. Vanity 7. Gullible 8. Bricks 9. Clappers feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J 10. Bad (Remix) feat. Rihanna 11. Tired of Dreaming 12. Rotation feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz 13. Simple Man 14. 88 15. Black Heroes 16. Bad feat. Tiara Thomas) (The Gifted)
The Maybach Music Group rapper recently admitted he wanted to name his LP “The Curse of the Gifted.”
“The initial title of the album was ‘The Curse of the Gifted.’ But there’s such a connotation, you might hear the album a certain way if I went with that title. That’s the underlying theme of The Gifted is that there’s things that come with it. There really might not be anything non-monetary that comes with it because your sanity, you give it up a little bit when you get famous.” (The Round Up)
In mid-May, comedian Chris Rock kept his lips sealed when asked why he recently clocked in studio time with Eminem.
“Yeah, yeah, but money does that,” Chris jokingly said when an interviewer said Em looked younger in the photo. “I’m 65, man! [laughs] Money is the best lotion in the world. [What were we doing?] I can’t really say. I’m saying, hey, you know, I’ve been on, hey, hey, I was on the Kanye record, maybe I’m on the Eminem record. You never know. You never know!” (Fuse TV)