Wale continues to drop hints about his forthcoming album.
Wale's 5th studio album SHiNE is still without a release date, but it feels like it could be released any day now. After announcing a tour in support of the project as well as dropping a warm-up mixtape, Wale has now shared some details on the cover art of his long-awaited follow-up to 2015's The Album About Nothing.
"Just finalized my album cover today," the DC rapper wrote on Twitter. "No fancy big name artist. Jus a super cool kid I met on twitter. I'm grateful to have such talented fans."
Just finalized my album cover today.no fancy big name artist .Jus a super cool kid I met on twitter. I'm grateful to have such talented fans— Wale (@Wale) March 25, 2017
This "super cool kid" is still a complete mystery to the rest of us. As XXL points out, a 22-year-old artist who goes by VHS (real name Dedrick Strong) is behind the cover. According to VHS, Wale had a very clear idea in mind when he contacted the artist, though we'll have to wait until the rapper decides to unveil it for any further details.
@Wale thank you bro— Zezima (@VHSplus) March 23, 2017
Here's hoping this "finalization" of the artwork means the album is due out soon. Wale's tour kicks off in May. Listen to his Before I SHiNE mixtape, which features the brand new record "You Got It Freestyle."