News: Lil Wayne Shelves Juelz Santana Joint LP For Good, "I've Moved On"
Wednesday, Apr 25, 2012 10:07PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has finally shut down speculation on a joint effort alongside Juelz Santana, revealing their I Can't Feel My Face LP will never see the light of day.
According to Weezy, their joint LP suffered setbacks due to legal issues with Santana.
"I actually got at Elz when I got out and told him, 'Man, I think it's time we really capitalize on that,' " Wayne recalled to Amanda Seales of MTV's "Hip Hop POV" in an outtake from last week's episode. "He can't work how he wants to work because they shut down his studio [with a raid]," Wayne explained. "I sent him some music and he didn't send them back in the time-fashion that I work." Never one to remain idle, Tunechi took the songs that he had set aside for the joint album and repurposed them for his upcoming I Am Not a Human Being II solo LP. "I started putting extra verses on those songs and I've moved on," he confirmed. "Now what probably would've been I Can't Feel My Face, has now turned into I Am Not a Human Being." (MTV)
In January, Cash Money's Birdman weighed in on the delayed album.
"I don't know. I know Juelz and Wayne talk a lot and do work a lot but that's on them," Birdman said in an interview. "Whatever Juelz and Wayne do we're gonna support that. But I know the next album my son puts out is going to be I am Not a Human Being 2." (Complex)
In late September, Young Money CEO Mack Maine said Wayne's next retail project would be I Can't Feel My Face.
"The next project he's working on is I Can't Feel My Face with [Juelz Santana]," Maine revealed in an interview. "Elz is talented man. He's a young legend. [Wayne's] back working in the studio. He has that and the Young Money album." There is no release date for that long talked about effort, however, Mack says that another Wayne spearheaded disc will probably drop before the end of this year. (XXL Mag)
Over the fall, Juelz gave fans a small update on the now-scrapped LP.
"It's something that me and Wayne been working on -- a project that we [have] been promoting," Santana said in an interview. "So you know -- me and Wayne actually talked and decided that it was the perfect time to get together. We just piecing together the music that we already had--that people ain't hear-- along with--he sent me about 8 new records. We got a great relationship--whether the album was coming out or not--me and him would still be rocking hard." (VIBE)
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