News: Lil Wayne & Drake's Joint LP Still In Works, Promises Baby
Friday, Nov 12, 2010 8:25PM
Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby has promised that Lil Wayne and Drake's joint collaboration album is still in the works.
Although Wayne has barely been home for an entire week after serving an eight-month jail sentence, the Birdman said his artist is hard at work.
"[Drake and Wayne's album] is very possible. Because Wayne works a lot and Drake is out there with us too. They're gonna do a lot of recording together so I don't see why not. And I have a solo album coming out at the top of the year called Bigger Than Life. Then we have a Father Like Son album that we'll drop around Father's Day. But I'm more into them. I want to see our artists be as successful as possible. They're young. The bigger they are, the bigger we are. That's my whole motivation now." (VIBE)
Last June, Drake broke the news that Wayne was interested in doing a joint record together.
"I went up to Rikers, and me and Wayne agreed that there will be a Lil Wayne/ Drake album," Drake told DJ Envy on MTV's "Sucker Free." " ... There's some things I'm excited for in my life -- I'm excited to go perform certain places -- but [this project] will probably be one of the most exciting things in my life, because we make music on a different level. It's just so fun, so comfortable. A whole album? To think about all the things we can do, especially if we're gonna do 15 songs. Me and him don't like to do 12, 13 [songs]. We want to do 15, 16. Yeah, Lil Wayne and Drake album." (MTV)
Aside from Drake, Wayne also has a Juelz Santana collaboration album set to drop.
"The album is done," Juelz Santana previously told SOHH. "It's like the situation I had that stopped me from doing a lot of things before, was one of the same situations why the album ain't come out. But the album is done. It's not like we gotta go in and do a bunch of songs. We got about 35 records done so we just waiting for the politics and bullsh*t to get out the way and then we gonna put the album out." (SOHH)
Earlier this month, Baby announced plans to put out a follow-up to 2006's Like Father, Like Son album with Wayne.
Baby is looking forward to working with Wayne on a sequel to Like Father, Like Son, the collaborative album that the mentor and protégé released in 2006. "We're planning on putting that out Father's Day weekend," he says. So what should fans expect to hear next June? "Just me and Wayne being us, the father-son thing. [We're] bringing that Cash Money/Young Money sound, that traditional hard-body rap, the music that we do together -- that gangsta s--, straight up." (Entertainment Weekly)
Check out a recent Baby interview down below: