Young Money’s Drake recently weighed in on Lil Wayne‘s upcoming I‘m Not A Human Being EP and revealed his guest appearance on the project.
Drake is also confident that rap fans are anxiously awaiting the new project.
“I’m on it,” Drake said in an interview. “It’s gonna transfer over to whatever he does. They’re waiting for that new Wayne. I don’t know if people are waiting for that new Drake. Thank Me Later was great — it was phenomenal things I’ve never seen, like people lining up. But it might have just been the moment — that’s yet to be proven. But Wayne is just a proven artist. There’s no doubt in my mind that people are waiting for that I’m Not a Human Being, that Carter IV, that Wayne and Drake album. All that!” (MTV)
According to Wayne’s co-manager and Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant, the EP will hit stores in late September.
“I’m putting out a [Wayne] album called I’m Not A Human Being and I’ll probably drop it on his birthday, September 27…We not about to roll out no three month set up. I’m not even putting it out in stores. We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give ‘em a hard copy later for fan appreciation.” (VIBE)
Prior to going to Rikers, Wayne publicly announced an interest in continuing his music career from jail.
Ironically, before Wayne went behind bars, the rapper told Rolling Stone that he planned to keep working while in prison: “I’ll have an iPod, and I’ll make sure they keep sending me beats.” Guess the lack of one turned out to be more a burden than he could bear–no surprise for a guy who recorded at all hours of the day and night back when he was a free man. (Village Voice)
Despite being given a one-year sentence for a gun conviction, Wayne is expected to be released in November.
The rapper was jailed for 12 months in March after he pleaded guilty to attempted gun possession. But prison records obtained suggest that the rapper’s projected release date is November 4 – four months early. (Gigwise)
Check out a pre-jail Lil Wayne interview down below: