News: Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Still In Labor, Album Pushed Back Again

Thursday, Sep 24, 2009 10:50AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated The Rebirth album is now slated to land in stores towards the end of 2009.

According to reports, Weezy's experimental album will no longer be released in November.

The Cash Money rapper's oft-delayed album will make the perfect stocking stuffer when it arrives on its new release date of December 15, Rap-Up.com has learned. It is now scheduled to drop 10 days prior to Christmas, during what are typically the busiest shopping weeks of the year. (Rap Up)

Young Money's Shanell aka SNL, who penned "Prom Queen," recently spoke with SOHH about the project's unknown release.

"It 'does' exist and it's incredible in my eyes," Shanell promised. "I really think it shows another side of Wayne and Young Money because everybody's on it. Everybody's been able to express somewhat an alternative side of themselves so it's gonna be interesting, it's going to be different. There's a lot of rapping, but there's a lot of other stuff. I just think the world is ready to hear some different music. He's a creative person and you can't rush creativity and as you saw even with Tha Carter 3 album, that was pushed back and pushed back and pushed back but when it came out? It blew up and it was a great album so I would say, you know, good things come to those who wait." (SOHH)

According to a source at Wayne's label, the project will, indeed, 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)

Weezy previously expressed the importance of making his rock-based album more versatile than other releases.

"The Rebirth album is just me expressing myself without any boundaries," he said in an interview earlier this summer. "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)

Check out Lil Wayne & Shanell's "Play In My Band" live performance below:

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