News: Lil Wayne & T.I. Go Rock, Tagged For Kid Rock Album

Monday, Jul 20, 2009 5:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rappers Lil Wayne and T.I. have reportedly been chosen to add their raps to Kid Rock's upcoming album.

In addition to Tip and Weezy, the rocker has also chosen Rick Rubin to produce for his forthcoming release.

Rock was planning to follow-up 2007's triple-platinum Rock N Roll Jesus this fall but, as previously reported, has decided to take the project to producer Rick Rubin, which will likely mean a 2010 release. The two are currently reviewing what Rock has in hand, including collaborations with rapper Lil Wayne and T.I., and plan to start recording after Rock and his Twisted Brown Trucker band wrap up their summer tour with Lynyrd Skynyrd. (Billboard)

Wayne has recently been making a move towards more rock-based music including the release of his upcoming Rebirth album.

"The fans should expect from the new album, more electricity, more more more power, more everything, more me," Wayne explained in an interview. "But different edge of course, it's really different from what they've been used to but, it's still me at the end of the day. The influence of the new album is mainly rock, but again, it's me. So I guess, I guess I'll call it my rock. Yeah." (Soundcheck)

Producer Timbaland has also been known to experience music outside of hip-hop.

Timbaland is continuing to work outside the hip-hop genre as he has signed on to executive produce fellow Interscope artist and Seattle Rock veteran Chris Cornell's new album Scream. The super producer has joined forces with the former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman to find his more soulful side. Unlike the rocker?s typical guitar-laced records, Timbo's influence will reportedly give the project a more Gnarls Barkley touch. (SOHH)

Still incarcerated, Tip's Paper Trail re-release has been shelved.

The Paper Trail reissue has been shelved indefinitely. That's according to a spokesperson for T.I.'s label, Atlantic Records, who said "the re-release is definitely not happening," and "we plan on releasing the additional songs digitally." There was no reason given for scrapping the reissue, nor was it clear what will happen to projects like the video T.I. shot for the song "Hell of a Life," which the rapper posted photos of on his blog just days before beginning his prison sentence. "Remember Me" is already available for download through Atlantic's online store. (MTV)

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