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Wale Enlists Ne-Yo, Lloyd, & Miguel for R&B-Heavy Sophomore Album

Wale is gearing up to release his Warner Bros. debut album, and a sneak listening with XXL proved that he’s not the only one with Ambition.

On the project, which will be Wale’s first retail and second solo (he dropped The Eleven One Eleven Theory mixtape in August) since joining Rick Ross’s Maybach Music Group is mainly a solo showcase of the D.C. spitter’s skills. Still, there are a handful of features that appear on the former XXL Freshman’s sophomore effort.

The title track, “Ambition,” features MMG cohorts and fellow October 2011 XXL coverboys Rick Ross and Meek Mill. Beyond that, though, the guest spots are mainly reserved for R&B crooners who only provide hooks, allowing Wale to stand alone on his verses. There are melodies from Miguel (“Lotus Flower Bomb”), Lloyd (“Sabotage”), and Ne-Yo (“White Linen [Coolin]”). As previously reported, Kid Cudi is also on the album, as well, providing the hook for “Focused.”

Wale’s Ambition is set to hit stores November 1. Stay tuned for the full review in XXL‘s forthcoming November issue. —Adam Fleischer

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