News: Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Projected To Sell 150K In First-Week

Wednesday, Feb 3, 2010 5:55PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth will reportedly chart next week with one-day estimates showing the rapper's experimental rock album selling up to 150,000 copies.

According to estimates, Wayne's new album should lead the pack of new releases next week.

Cash Money/Universal Motown's Lil Wayne long-awaited rock album, Rebirth, hit yesterday, and looks on track for between 140-150k in first-week sales as he prepares to be imprisoned for a year on gun possession charges. Needless to say, his last album, 2008's Tha Carter III debuted with one million sales in its first week. He appears on the cover of the current issue of Rolling Stone. (Hits Daily Double)

Producers Cool & Dre recently shared their overall impression toward the rapper's rock album.

"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)

A track listing for the album was finalized and released 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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