by Wale


Coming off The Album About Nothing, a smash that took his conceptual fancy to the hilt, and the birth of his daughter -- for whom he wants to amass a fleet of luxury vehicles -- Wale reasonably takes a free, easy, more commercially minded approach for album five. Acronymic for "still here ignoring negative energy," Shine, loosely constructed with the rapper rarely in battle or even sparring mode, has no overarching theme beyond soundtracking good times. If anything, the program is maximized for streaming with numerous cross-cultural stylistic switch-ups and a lengthy register of producers and guest artists that might exceed that of The Gifted. There's a dancehall-flavored track co-produced by Diplo, a low-profile victory lap with Colombian star J Balvin, and a clutch of streamlined pop-oriented material led by "My PYT" (with bed springs less rusty and distracting than the ones heard throughout "Bad"). "Fine Girl," a romantic Afro-pop-laced club track featuring Davido and Olamide, is warmest of all, enhanced with an atmospheric assist from New Edition via "Can You Stand the Rain." At the end, Wale breathes new life into an old breakbeat (and a sample from Marvin Gaye's version of "I Wanna Be Where You Are") for a defiantly proud pro-black finale. It should be enough retain the listeners who strongly prefer the more lyrical, less hedonistic aspects of the Wale discography.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/28/2017
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678664168
catalogNumber: 556234

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wale   Primary Artist
Daniel Groover   Guitar
Eric Bellinger   Background Vocals
Phil Ade'   Background Vocals
Sam Sneak   Vocals
Rotimi   Vocals
Philip Adetumbi   Background Vocals
Edgar Machuca   Vocals,Background Vocals
August Grant   Background Vocals
Jeff Gitty   Bass,Guitar
Dj Money   Vocals,Background Vocals
Michika Skyy   Background Vocals
K-Doe Sleeze   Vocals
Cleva Keys   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Marvin Gaye   Composer
James Ingram   Composer
Quincy Jones   Composer
Odell Brown   Composer
Hod David   Composer
Terry Lewis   Composer
Larry Mizell   Composer
David Ritz   Composer
Cedric Brown   Composer
Leon Ware   Composer
Kuk Harrell   Vocal Producer
Danny Zook   Sample Clearance
Arthur Ross   Composer
Chad Hugo   Composer
Lenny Mollings   Composer
Cool & Dre   Producer
Ray Brady   Composer
Diplo   Composer,Producer
Chris Brown   Composer
Karen Civil   Executive Producer
Rick Ross   Executive Producer
Kane Beatz   Producer
Don Cannon   Producer
Johnny Mollings   Composer
Donald Cannon   Composer
Olubowale Akintimehin   Composer
Clement Jacques   Composer
Bryan Sledge   Composer
Andre Lyon   Composer
Lee Major   Producer
Dwayne Carter   Composer
James Harris   Composer
Ray Jacobs   Composer
Kevin Spencer   Engineer
Blake Harden   Engineer,Vocal Mixing
Kenna Zemedkun   Composer
Eric Bellinger   Composer
Leigh Elliott   Composer
Donald Degrate   Composer
Marcello Valenzano   Composer
Thomas Wesley Pentz   Composer
Daniel Johnson   Composer
Christian Rich   Producer
Taiwo Hassan   Composer
Christopher Braide   Composer
Wale Folarin   Executive Producer
Pro Reese   Producer
Miles Franklin   Composer
Kehinde Hassan   Composer
Marce Reazon   Composer,Producer
Ced   Producer
Ayodeji Balogun   Composer
David Adedeji Adeleke   Composer
Jacques Webster   Composer
Picard Brothers   Producer
Nez & Rio   Producer
Mario Loving   Composer
Nesbitt Wesonga   Composer
Sean Momberger   Composer,Producer
Gerald Gillum   Composer
Olamide Adedeji   Composer
Maxime Picard   Composer
Jason Boyd   Composer
Ron Cabiltes   Sample Clearance
Maurice Earl Barnett-Fenderson   Composer
Kevin Price   Composer
José Álvaro Osorio Balvin   Composer
Philip Adetumbi   Composer
Go Grizzly   Producer
Jan Richard Branicki   Composer
Dreamlife   Producer
Andrew Sanon   Composer
Dj Money   Additional Production
Super Miles   Producer
Jamel Nelson   Composer
Chad "Km" Kitchens   Engineer
Big Ghost LTD   Composer,Producer
Daniel Forrest   Composer
Zachary Young   Composer
Yuna Zarrai   Composer
Menard Maxwell Gerald Davis   Composer
Spinz Beats   Producer
Dope Boyz   Producer
Simone Torres   Vocal Producer

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