Young Money‘s Drake has announced plans to link with his boss, Lil Wayne for a duet album, which makes him one of many artists planning full-length collaboration projects with the incarcerated rapper.
Drake said he spoke with Wayne about their collaboration project during his recent prison visit.
“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)
Last March, T-Pain explained the delay with his Wayne duet album.
“The T-Wayne album, we’re actually gonna wait until he gets out,” Pain said in an interview. “He has so much going on. He has Rebirth out right now. I don’t wanna interrupt that. We just gonna wait until he gets out to really get in on that. We recorded a bunch of songs. But, right now, it’s time for him and his personal sh–. We definitely got an album’s worth of material, but it’s only an album’s worth. It’s nothing to pick from. We just got an album. We can put out whatever we feel like and say, ‘Hey, this is T-Wayne’s album,’ or we can actually try to make it good. Like we’re actually trying to make an album and say, ‘This is the good T-Wayne album.’ Rather than just record 12 songs and say, ‘Here you go, mutha—-as! I know you want it. You gonna buy it anyway, just ’cause you think it’s good.'” (MTV)
Aside from Pain and 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)
A Hot Boys reunion album, featuring Wayne, is also set to go into production once the rapper returns from a one-year jail sentence.
“I really want to do that,” Juvenile said about a reunion this month. “You know if it were left up to Juvie we would do it right now man, But you cant do no Hot Boys songs without everyone present and that’s the thing you got to have everyone present to make it work. I just need the information so I can write him. I’ve been need to get an address so I can write him.” (All Hip Hop)
No further details have been released as of now.
Check out a pre-jail Lil Wayne interview below: