News: Lil Wayne Blames Label For "Rebirth" Delay, "The Album Is Done" [Video]

Thursday, Jul 9, 2009 9:25AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently addressed his long-awaited Rebirth delay and said the project has been completed for some time.

In addition to speaking on the new album, Weezy also discussed the motivation behind his Kobe Bryant-based tribute song last month and the upcoming Hot Boys reunion.

Wayne previously said Rebirth would show fans a deeper side of himself.

"Expect great music," Wayne said in an interview. "That's all I ever want them to expect from me. I wanted to grow and and show my growth as well. It's a difference from when you go in a room and come out and you're better and everyone says, 'How did you do that?' So with this album, I wanted everyone to see my growing pains." (MTV)

Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams talked about the project earlier this year and cleared initial confusion surrounding the album.

"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. 2 Pac, Jay-Z and Biggie didn't get to the sh*t Wayne's done." (Vibe)

Turk previously spoke with SOHH about the group getting back together.

"As far as the Hot Boys being broken up for a minute, it was nothing more than a family fallout," Turk wrote in a 2007 statement. "Lil Wayne, B.G. and Juvie are my brothers for real. Everything is back to the way things should be right now and that I look forward to joining the group and being heavily involved in the forthcoming Hot Boys reunion project. Expect this album to go down as a classic in hip-hop history." (SOHH)

The Rebirth is scheduled to drop later this year.

Check out Lil Wayne's interview below:

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