Cash Money Records’ co-founder Baby has provided fans with an update on his forthcoming Lil Wayne joint follow-up to 2006’s Like Father, Like Son album and promised to drop it before 2012.
Although a majority of the album is completed, Baby believes Wayne may motivate them to wipe their slate and record a slew of new tracks.
Once “The Carter IV” is wrapped, Birdman says he and Wayne plan to proceed on a sequel to their 2006 collaboration “Like Father, Like Son.” “We’re looking to do that in December some time, after we all drop our solos albums and go on tour,” he says. “We have a lot of songs we did before (Wayne) went (to jail), and we’ve been working since he came home. All we’ve got to do is pick. And Wayne likes to be fresh with our music, so we might wait… and just knock out 20 songs right quick and put those on the album.” (Billboard)
Last month, Wayne confirmed speculation of a Like Father, Like Son follow-up being in the works.
“I’ve had ideas to do an album with T-Pain. We’ve got the T-Wayne situation going, so Drake’s a very respectable dude. He’s like, ‘I don’t want to disrespect none of those situations, so I’m just going to wait ’til you have a real good moment to focus on you and I doing an album.’ … And then you know my obligations to the Like Father, Like Son albums with [Birdman aka] Stunna. It’s like no disrespect to those. I don’t want to clash with nothing.” (MTV)
In November, Birdman said the initial plan was to drop their joint effort over the summer.
“[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)
Their 2006 LP has reportedly sold over 700,000 copies since its release four years ago.
According to the Cash Money Records website and an aggressive street campaign in Houston, the album was initially scheduled for release on September 26, 2006 but delays pushed the release back to October 31, 2006. Like Father, Like Son debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 with 176,000 copies sold. As of July 11, 2007, it has sold 761,958 copies in the US. (Wikipedia)
Check out a recent Baby interview below: