Wale has released his new album Shine one week earlier than expected. The Maybach Music Group/Atlantic Records album, which was originally set for release May 5, dropped Thursday night.
You can stream the album over at Apple Music or cop it on iTunes. In addition, you can check it out below via Spotify.
Shine features collaborations from some of the biggest names in hip-hop and some up-and-comers; collaborators include Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, WizKid, Major Lazer, G-Eazy, and J Balvin. Wale’s soon-to-be-1-year-old daughter, Zyla, even makes an appearance.
Wale broke the news that the album would be released early during a live album-listening event Wednesday night, in which the Seinfeld-obsessed rapper explained the meanings behind the lyrics and shared unreleased music.
“I’m dropping this bitch on Friday,” Wale said at the event.
Fans have been waiting a long time for this album, as Wale dropped the first single off the project last summer.
Later that same night, Wale performed “Trap Trap Trap” alongside Young Thug and Rick Ross on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.
Alongside the album, Wale released a new single, “Shine Season.”
Shine marks Wale’s fifth album.
Wale will now headline a tour to celebrate the album’s release. The Shine Tour kicks off in Atlanta Friday, May 5, and runs through the month before closing in Wale’s hometown of Washington, D.C.