News: Lil Wayne Treats Fans On 28th Birthday

Monday, Sep 27, 2010 11:15AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne is not letting jail detain his music with today's release of I Am Not A Human Being on his 28th birthday.

While the digital release debuts online today, physical copies of Wayne's latest music offering will hit retailers in October.

Lil Wayne, the Louisiana rapper in jail on a weapons charge, turns 28 today. For today's music, here's a listen of Lil Wayne's hit "Lollipop" to start off the week in a decadent Las Vegas party, heavy guitar riff kind of way. Also today, Lil Wayne released his latest album "I Am Not a Human Being," online. Songs from the album have been leaked on to the Webfor the past few weeks. Non-digital stores will have to wait two more weeks before they can sell the album, which has some brick-and-mortar record shops angry at the rapper for leaving them out of the initial release sales. (Washington Post)

The digital release has also reportedly upset retailers which profit from selling physical copies.

Lil Wayne is giving himself a nice birthday present on Monday (Sept. 27), but brick-and-mortar merchants haven't been invited to the party. The rapper will release his next album, "I Am Not A Human Being," initially through digital channels only, with the physical release coming out two weeks later on Oct. 12. The physical album will have 12 tracks, two more than the digital release. Most brick-and-mortar merchants are upset by the move and worry that putting a digital release out early could turn into a trend. "Its disturbing," says one merchant. "Its definitely putting brick-and-mortar second, and we are going to lose business that we would normally get. How is the consumer going to know that the album will have a second physical release?" (Billboard)

The project features guest appearances by Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay Sean and more.

1. "Gonorrhea" feat. Drake 2. "Hold Up" feat. T-Streets 3. "With You" feat. Drake 4. "I Am Not a Human Being" 5. "I'm Single" feat. Drake 6. "What's Wrong With Them" feat. Nicki Minaj 7. "Right Above It" feat. Drake 8. "Popular" feat. Lil Twist 9. "That Ain't Me" feat. Jay Sean 10. "Bill Gates" 11. "YM Banger" feat. Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Tyga 12. "YM Salute" feat. Lil Twist, Lil Chuckee, Gudda Gudda, Jae Millz, and Nicki Minaj (I Am Not A Human Being)

Last week, Drake talked about contributing to Wayne's album on the track "Gonorrhea."

"I kind of just did my verse when I heard the beat. I knew what the song was called and what it was about eventually," Drake told us. "Wayne's a character. [Laughs.] Expect the unexpected, I guess. It's funny and it definitely makes people [pay attention]. It's like, 'Chlamydia! Oh, I should listen to this, maybe it's educating me.' [Laughs.] It's crazy. But people like it, I got a lot of good feedback on the verse. I think [the project] is just a lot of Wayne songs that, it's that stuff that people want to hear. But Tha Carter IV is gonna be on another level. It's something for people to enjoy it, buy it, love it; if you love Lil Wayne, get it. But know that Tha Carter IV is going to be through the roof." (MTV)

Check out Lil Wayne's "I Am Not A Human Being" music video below:

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