News: Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Ships Early, Album Released To Amazon Customers

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2009 5:56PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Lil Wayne's recently delayed album, Rebirth, has reportedly found its way into roughly 500 Amazon customers' hands as the online retail site sent pre-purchases this week.

Despite the project being pushed to February, early copies have already hit the public.

About 500 Amazon customers who pre-ordered the album are enjoying the record already, thanks to a shipping mishap. According to sources and an e-mail to Billboard from an Amazon customer, the online merchant sent copies of the album to some customers who pre-ordered "Rebirth." The album began arriving in mailboxes on Monday, Dec. 14, despite a change in the street date from Dec. 21 to February 1. Although Amazon received the word to return the Lil Wayne album, supposedly about 500 copies were sent to customers. An Amazon spokesman didn't respond to an e-mail request for a comment. (Billboard)

Speculation on the album being leaked began today after Wayne's Eminem collaboration hit the Internet.

Even though Lil Wayne's Rebirth was delayed -- yet again -- songs continue to leak off Weezy's rap-rock project. Today brings perhaps one of the most anticipated tracks from the oft-postponed LP: "Drop the World," Wayne's collaboration with Eminem. (Rolling Stone)

The rock album was initially slated to be released next week before being rescheduled to February 2010.

So, you thought you might be able to hold Lil Wayne's Rebirth in your hands before New Year's? Psych! A Universal Motown rep tells the Music Mix that Weezy's long-delayed rock-influenced follow-up to 2008's Tha Carter III has been pushed back yet again from its planned Dec. 21 release to an unspecified date in 2010. (Entertainment Weekly)

According to an Amazon UK posting, Wayne's 12-song album will not feature a track from Drake.

Rebirth: American Star featuring Shanell aka SNL, Prom Queen featuring Shanell aka SNL, Ground Zero, Da Da Da, Paradice, Get A Life, On Fire, Drop The World featuring Eminem, Runnin featuring Shanell aka SNL, One Way Trip featuring Kevin Rudolf, Knockout featuring Nicki Minaj, The Price Is Wrong. (Amazon UK)

No further details have been revealed as of now.

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