Despite nearing retirement and having a jam-packed schedule, Young Money’s Lil Wayne has promised to eventually put out the long-awaited Like Father, Like Son follow-up with Birdman.
Weezy said his chemistry alongside the Cash Money Records head makes the LP very doable.
“We haven’t started working on that yet, but we have so many songs together, so all it takes is a little sharpening, and we have an album,” Wayne said when asked if the LP was still coming. “That’s been the formula forever, though. It’s never been the [right] time, but in reality, we record every day, and it’s for whatever it’s for.” He added that he’s usually so busy recording features that he rarely has time to work on his own music. “Nowadays, thank God, when I go to the studio every night, I always have to do something for someone else, and then I get to work on whatever I can work on.” (MTV)
Last year, Birdman made sure to remind people of the project’s existence.
“Birdman GTVodka No Hangover NoRegrets Neva Ends. Kmin in Feb.,” he tweeted January 14th.
“LikeFather LikeSon 2 Tha Last MOB.YMCMB” (Birdman’s Twitter)
In April 2011, Birdman promised to put out the joint LP before 2012.
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)
A few years ago, Birdman said the initial plan was to drop their duet effort for Father’s Day 2010.
“[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)