News: Lil Wayne Preps Rock Album

Friday, Jan 9, 2009 3:00PM

Written by Danica Dow

New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne is working on a rock album to follow up his multi-platinum selling album, Tha Carter III.

In a recent interview, Lil' Wayne's protege Drake revealed Weezy's plan to drop an album totally comprised of rock songs.

Drake says Weezy's album will be a major musical departure, much like Kanye's latest. "It's something different in just that whole 808's and Hearbreaks, just throwing individuals off." (MuchMusic)

Last October Wayne hinted at this musical departure.

"This is something brand-new, so we don't want it to be some experimental thing, 'cause some people are not gonna like this... I do have an album coming soon, very soon, and it's gonna be called... Tha Carter III: The Rebirth. The birth of a new beginning." (MTV)

The first version of Tha Carter III was met with critical acclaim and scored Wayne several nominations at this year's Grammy Awards.

The self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" holds the most nods in major categories including "Album of the Year" for his multi-platinum selling album Tha Carter III. (SOHH)

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