News: Young Money's Shanell Talks Working On "Rebirth" Album

Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 10:45AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Young Money's songbird Shanell aka SNL recently opened up about working with Lil Wayne for his new Rebirth album.

In addition to denying that she is romantically involved with Wayne, Shanell shared the numerous tracks she helped the rapper put together.

"On the Rebirth album, a few of the tracks I worked on were one, 'Prom Queen,'" Shanell revealed in an interview. "'I'm So Over You,' which is on the bonus edition. A song called 'Runnin'' and 'American Star.' I really really like 'Runnin'' and how that song came about, I actuallyw was, I'd just jumped in the booth and started singing and screaming and Wayne actually liked it and said, 'Let me put a verse on it.' It was gonna be something I was probably gonna keep myself but it works out kinda the way he put it together." (Rap-Up)

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)

Based off one-day estimates, the album is expected to chart 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)

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)

Check out Shanell speaking on the album down below:

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