As Wale gets ready to re-enter the rap game, the Washington, D.C., native is making it clear that he's not the same artist he used to be.
Now that he has become a father, this next chapter in his life is proving to result in some of his best music to date — at least it is as far as he is concerned.
Taking to Twitter, the rapper shared that his fifth full-length studio album is slated for a May 5 release.
The album, titled SHiNE, is full of guest features, including the love of his life, his 8-month-old daughter, Zyla.
"Thank you 4your patience," Wale posted on Twitter along with the album's strikingly powerful artwork. "A lot has changed since last album. I pray that 5/5 is the second best day of my life. #SHiNE"
Take a look at the gorgeous album artwork for Wale's new project and peep the tracklist below.
Wale - SHiNE official track list:
Running Back (Feat. Lil Wayne) **
Scarface Rozay Gotti
My Love (Feat. Major Lazer, Wizkid, Dua Lipa)
Fashion Week (Feat. G-Eazy) **
Colombia Heights (Te Llamo) (Feat. J Balvin)
Fish N Grits (Feat. Travis Scott) **
Fine Girl (Feat. Davido & Olamide)
Heaven On Earth (Feat. Chris Brown)
My PYT **
Smile (Feat. Phil Adé & Zyla Moon)
** instant grat with album pre-order
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