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Wale’s The Gifted Didn’t Make Complex’s Best of 2013 List, or Anyone Else’s

wale-giftedWale called the New York offices of Complex Wednesday to give the publication a big nasty piece of his mind. According to a Complex staffer who took the call, the D.C. rapper lost his shit when he didn't see his 2013 album, The Gifted, on the magazine's list of the year's top 50 records. "At this point, you know it’s got to be personal," he told the staffer.

Wale, here are some of the other lists your album didn't make it on this year.

- NPR Music's 50 Favorite Albums of 2013
- Spin's Best Rap Albums of 2013
- Rolling Stone's 50 Best Albums of 2013
- PopMatters' Best Hip-Hop of 2013
- PopMatters' Best Albums of 2013
- Drowned In Sound's Top 10 Rap Albums of 2013
- Sasha Frere-Jones' best of 2013
- Christopher Weingarten's 25 Best Albums of 2013
- NPR listeners' favorite music of 2013
- Huffington Post Canada's Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013
- Stereogum's 50 Best Albums of 2013
- Exclaim!'s Top 10 Hip-Hop Albums of 2013
DJ Booth's Top Mixtapes and Albums
- The Boombox's 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013
- FasterLouder's 20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013
- Random New Yorkers' favorite rap albums of the year
- This Charlotte, N.C., radio station's Top 10 Hip Hop albums of 2013
- The Amherst Student's Albums of the Year
- The Badger Herald's Best Albums of 2013
- Soul In Stereo's 10 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013
- RapGenius message board thread about the year's best hip-hop albums
- This dude's list on Amazon
- And probably Pitchfork's list when that comes out

Oh: and you didn't get nominated for a Grammy.

I've never seen a such a far-reaching conspiracy against a single hip-hop artist.

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