Juelz Santana recently spoke on the status of his collaboration album with Lil Wayne and said the duo may be willing to release it independently if they’re unable to work out a major label release.
Despite talk of their joint project for the past three years, Santana promised the overall LP has been completed.
“The sh*t with me and Weezy, bottom line is we still got records done, a bunch of records,” Santana explained in an interview. “We did a lot of records, a lot of politics and bullsh*t promotin’ the album, promotin’ the album. His album came out and he wound up going through the roof with everything so it’s still a lot of politics. Couple records got leaked a few weeks ago, that just goes to show people we been had records already, those were like a year and a half old. We got about 25 records just sitting in the computer. Hopefully, we can put the album out the right way through a major label but if not, f*ck it, we gonna give the streets what they want. The music is done. So they gonna get it one way or another because it’s not like we gotta go in the studio and record.” (Forbez DVD)
Santana previously said the album’s delay was due to his contractual issues with Cam’ron.
“I’m with whatever man,” he said regarding a reunion with the Dipset leader. “I’m good. I can do me now so it ain’t like if we was to do an album together, I can handle my business the way I wanna handle my business so I’m cool with anything. Ya dig? He ain’t physically harm me, he ain’t do nothing to me in that sense. Now I’m out, I’m free, I ain’t got time to dwell on that bullsh*t…The album [with Wayne] is done. We got over like 45 records done, we was just waiting, like I said, even with the situation that I was in, that was kinda like affecting that from going down too. There’s gonna be a lot of things happening and that’s definitely one of ‘em.” (SmackTube)
He also expressed how “unfair” his deal with Cam was in an interview earlier this year.
“It was a bad deal,” Santana said. “He owned so much of my sh*t and everything, he just, practically, owned more than what I owned, and it got to a point where I just wanted to get the situation right. I didn’t want nothing back. And it’s like he wasn’t trying to get it right. He wasn’t trying to give me what I felt like I was owed.” (XXL Mag)
In addition to Santana, Weezy is also reportedly working on a collaboration album with T-Pain.
Well, according to T-Pain, the duo have managed to knock out a solid block of tracks so far. That’s progress. “We got 12 songs right now,” Pain said in an interview. “We going slow, there’s no rush. It can come out whenever. We’re gonna keep it pushing, however. It’s gonna be pushed.” (MTV)
Check out Santana’s interview below: