Wale has released his Shine album a week early, as hinted earlier today (April 27).

The 14-track project is dedicated to his baby daughter, Zyla Moon, who appears on the closing track, “Smile.” Other features come from Travis Scott, Lil Wayne and WizKid.

Stream Wale’s Shine album below and keep scrolling for the cover art and tracklist.

(This article was first published April 6, 2017 and is below.)



Wale’s long-awaited Shine project is just about ready for release. According to Hip-Hop-n-More, the album is due out May 5 after the MMG rapper has been working on it for at least two years.

Shine is made up of 14 tracks, including the single “Running Back” featuring Lil Wayne. Other songs appear to tap into Wale’s Nigerian roots as he also enlists WizKid, Davido and Olamide for guest appearances. Chris Brown, G-Eazy and Travis Scott lend their talents to the project as well. Last but certainly not least, Wale’s infant daughter, Zyla Moon, will appear alongside fellow DC artist Phil Adé for the finale track, “Smile.”

Black is Beautiful . Black is Bold. Black is Black, true. But Black is Gold. #SHiNE

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The album cover art seems to be inspired by Zyla as it shows a baby’s hand holding a blue moon against a pink backdrop.



The project follows Wale’s Summer on Sunset mixtape, which detailed his creative process out in California. His last LP was 2015’s The Album About Nothing.

Wale’s Shine album cover art and tracklist are below.

Wale shine album cover art


  1. Thank God
  2. Running Back (f. Lil Wayne)
  3. Scarface Rozay Gotti
  4. My Love (f. Major Lazer, WizKid & Dua Lipa)
  5. Fashion Week (f. G-Eazy)
  6. Colombia Heights (Te Llamo) [f. J Balvin]
  7. CC White
  8. Mathematics
  9. Fish n Grits (f. Travis Scott)
  10. Fine Girl (f. Davido & Olamide)
  11. Heaven on Earth (f. Chris Brown)
  12. My PYT
  13. DNA
  14. Smile (f. Phil Adé & Zyla Moon)