News: Lil Wayne Spills "Rebirth" Details, "It May Come As A Double [Album]" [Video]
Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009 10:00AM
Lil Wayne has clarified recent rumors about his upcoming releases and said that Tha Carter IV will stand alone while Rebirth, his foray into rock, may be packaged with the Young Money All-Stars compilation.
Weezy also insisted that the Rebirth will not be a traditional rock album.
"[laughs] Nah, they pushing for that, I ain't really trying to give 'em that like that [with a double album,]" Weezy explained in an interview with radio personality Tim Westwood. "Uh-huh, it won't be given like that. Trust me, it won't be given like that because Tha Carter IV deserves Tha Carter IV. And that's that. The Rebirth may come as a double [album] which comes with the Young Money All-Stars disc. Yeah, so it may be the Young Money All-Stars and Rebirth...I don't want the people to classify what I'm doing as 'rock' and then look at rock and say, 'Oh, he's gonna do that.' No. You look at rock and whatever, then look at what Lil Wayne is and say, 'Lil Wayne is gonna do something to that?' That's how you look at that...I don't even know how to do that, I know how to do me." (Tim Westwood TV)
Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman recently took a moment to describe Wayne's new projects.
"We still feel like we got a long way to go man," Baby said in an interview. "His music and his heights are unlimited. We do pop, rock, rap, everything, so when you catering to our nationalities, our songs, it's not gonna be just one urban record. You gotta do pop records, cross over records...They think [Rebirth] is rock, but it got a little heavy metal to it. He still Wayne, he still doing his thing on that motherf*cker...And the music he's about to do, because he's coming with the rock album and Tha Carter IV as a double disc. It's a lot out there, and the Young Money album all on the same day. December 15th. My album and Jay Sean album come out November 24th." (New Lil Wayne)
Young Money's Shanell aka SNL, who penned "Prom Queen," recently spoke with SOHH about Wayne's upcoming Rebirth.
"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)
Check out Lil Wayne speaking on his new albums below: