News: Cool & Dre Look Beyond Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Sales, "[It'll] Open Avenues & Create A Lane"

Monday, Feb 1, 2010 5:55PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Producers Cool & Dre have shared their overall impression toward Lil Wayne's Rebirth album, which goes on sale tomorrow, and said the rock project would take hip-hop to a new level.

According to Dre, Wayne's latest effort will stretch the spectrum for rap.

"There are so many artists who create music outside of R&B and Hip-Hop that we believe Rebirth will help open avenues and create a lane for these type of artists," Dre said. "I remember a time where Prince and The Revolution ruled the charts. I'd love to see music become diverse again. Wayne is more than just a hip-hop artist, he's quickly becoming the face of a generation. We're proud to have been given this tremendous opportunity." (All Hip Hop)

Cool added that the album would have impressed some late music pioneers with tracks like "Da Da Da."

"It's something Rick James would bug out on. It's Cool & Dre hot," added Marcello "Cool" Valenzano, who with partner Dre also created the tracks for "I Die," "Paradise" and "Get A Life." (All Hip Hop)

A final tracklisting for the album was released online last week.

1. American Star feat. Shanell aka SNL 2. Prom Queen feat. Shanell aka SNL 3. Ground Zero 4. Da Da Da 5. Paradice 6. Get A Life 7. On Fire 8. Drop The World feat. Eminem 9. Runnin feat. Shanell aka SNL 10. One Way Trip feat. Kevin Rudolf 11. Knockout f. Nicki Minaj 12. The Price Is Wrong DELUXE VERSION INCLUDES: 14. I'll Die For You 14. I'm So Over You featuring Shanell aka SNL (Karen Civil)

The rapper is set to begin his speculated one-year jail sentence for gun possession next week.

Come 2010, Lil Wayne will have to face the music. The rap superstar appeared in court for a brief appearance this morning (December 15) where a judge set a February 9 sentencing date regarding his New York gun possession case. XXLMag.com confirmed with his attorney, Stacey Richman, that not only will Weezy be officially sentenced, but he is also scheduled to surrender himself to authorities and be shipped off to prison on that same day. He is expected to face 366 days behind bars. (XXL Mag)

Listen to Lil Wayne & Eminem's "Drop The World" down below:

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