News: Lil Wayne Bosses Up For Young Money, "I'm Trying To Get My Artists Down Right" [Video]

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 5:42PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on the status of his Young Money record label and said he was still working on his forthcoming Rebirth album.

In addition to explaining his role on Young Money, Weezy also expressed the importance of making his rock-based album more versatile than other releases.

"Honestly, I'm just starting up this Young Money label and I'm trying to get my artists down right," he said in an interview. "Get everybody together...Once I got that together, then I could work back on me. I'm a very humble person. I know once I get to it, I'mma get to it. So like I was saying, it's Young Money time, so making sure my artists get their just due...The Rebirth album is just me expressing myself without any boundaries. Without any margins, without any guidelines...[I'm] trying to do something different. I told my record company, 'Don't tell me nothing about what I say. Don't tell me nothing about what you hear. Just get behind me.' That's what Rebirth is." (MTV)

According to a source at Wayne's label, the project will likely hit stores around the winter holiday.

Cash Money just changes their dates whenever they want to," says a Universal Motown rep. "It's definitely not August. I have no idea why it was moved, and I'm not anticipating a September release. Right now I'm looking at closer to October." A representative for Cash Money tells the Music Mix even that estimated date is likely too early: "It's not going to be 'til the end of the year. We're talking about holiday [season]." You read that right: Rebirth might not be on shelves until December 2009. (Entertainment Weekly)

Cash Money reps have also said the delay is partially due to Weezy's scheduling.

"He's just been really hectic, not having time to promote it the way we'd like to promote it," says the Cash Money rep. And some argue that Weezy's crammed schedule is helping, not hurting him with fans. "Wayne is a rock star, so there's always a large interest," says Terri Thomas, programming director at Houston's KBXX-FM "The Box" radio. (New Lil Wayne)

Wayne recently welcomed Drake to his Young Money team after the rapper announced his record deal parternershiph last month.

"I actually signed directly to my managers Cortez Bryant and Gee Roberson," Drake explained in an interview. "And we signed a joint venture with Young Money which is Lil Wayne's company. The courting was nice, I had some great dinners in hotels, I got some nice things [during the bidding war.] I think the best part about it is that we've done this thing in the industry where it's been so organic to do it with the people that I'm doing it with. It's kinda like we're doing it by ourselves. It's distributed through Universal." (Alexa Chung)

Check out Lil Wayne's interview below:

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