News: Baby Rejects Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Concept, "It's Not A Rock Record"
Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 12:10PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams has addressed rumors surrounding Lil Wayne's upcoming Rebirth album saying the project will not be rock-based.
While still calling Wayne a "rock star," Baby recently described the rapper's album as "great music."
"It's not a rock record," Baby said in an interview. "That's what I think people are getting misunderstood. When you speaking about a rock record, you think he's got a guitar and everything, but it's not that. It's going to be some of those types of beats, but it's just great music. I don't think no artist can do what he about to get done. My son is a rock star...He can rap, he can sing, he's just an artist...I don't think no one will ever be greater because I don't think no one puts in the time or the quality. If someone do come along, can you imagine what he'll have to do? He got to put out on thousand mixtapes, do a thousand records [and] sell 100 million records. 2Pac, Jay-Z and Biggie didn't get to the sh*t Wayne's done." (Vibe)
Weezy's forthcoming project is rumored to be on the verge of becoming shelved by Universal Motown.
Universal big wigs are cautious of the rock album release considering the first single from the project, "Prom Queen", dropped in January but only reached No. 15 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. Lil Wayne's manager Cortez Bryant has allegedly been advised against letting the star press ahead with the project. A source says, "If Wayne doesn't brighten up, they have to turn into Mr. Evil Record Company and just tell him it's never going to be released." (Examiner)
However, the album is currently slated to arrive in retail stores this summer.
After being pushed back from April 7 to May 19, Lil Wayne's new album Rebirth, which will feature rock materials, is once again delayed. The album has been pushed back to June 9, LilWayneHQ.com has exclusively confirmed. It was previously scheduled to go head-to-head with Eminem's Relapse and Busta Rhymes' Back On My B.S. on May 19, but now it will go head-to-head with Black Eyed Peas' The E.N.D (The Energy Never Dies). (Lil Wayne HQ)
He will also hit the London stage to perform a one-night only show this July.
It has just been announced that Lil Wayne and Kid CuDi will be doing a rare UK gig on 6th July at the Hammersmith Apollo. The self proclaimed 'best rapper alive' (since the best decided to retire - and then come out of retirement) will be gracing our shores once again with the Day and Night artist as special guest. The tickets for this event will be up on sale on Ticketmaster from Friday (April 3). Tickets will cost a standard a £32.50 (not including the booking fee), make sure you get you tickets quickly as they're sure to sell out quickly. (RWD Mag)