Young Money President Mack Maine has updated anxious Lil Wayne fans hoping to get their hands on his next studio project by revealing what Weezy has in store.
According to Mack, Wayne is finally preparing to complete his much talked about joint effort alongside Dipset’s Juelz Santana.
“The next project he’s working on is I Can’t Feel My Face with [Juelz Santana],” Maine revealed in an interview. “Elz is talented man. He’s a young legend. [Wayne’s] back working in the studio. He has that and the Young Money album.” There is no release date for that long talked about effort, however, Mack says that another Wayne spearheaded disc will probably drop before the end of this year. (XXL Mag)
In October, Juelz Santana said the music industry was to blame for their long-delayed LP.
“The industry is a very political business,” Santana told DJ Vlad. “You know, when you’re dealing with politics, a lot goes on. If you look, T-Pain and Lil Wayne’s album didn’t come out. T-Wayne. So, it was nothing between me and Wayne. Wayne is my brother, shout-out to Weezy, Free Weezy all day. I’m actually supposed to see him this weekend coming up — I gotta go see him. I wouldn’t even feel like it’s right if I didn’t go see him. I’m too close to him not to go see him and that’s my homie.” (DJ Vlad)
In 2009, Santana said the two had previously recorded over 20 unreleased tracks together.
“Me and Wayne still have about 20 records that’s recorded that’s unreleased,” Santana promised in an interview. “You dig what I’m saying? The record that we just did the video for was a new record that I just did but we have about 20 records recorded because we recorded about 40 records about two years ago, we were on the Chris Brown tour together. We recorded about 40 records and a couple of ‘em got leaked so, make a long story short, hopefully. There’s a lot of politics when it comes to that situation, so if we can make it happen, but you know, me and Wayne’s relationship is still what it’s supposed to be. So that’s all I’m worried about, this is a business at the end of the day.” (“106 & Park”)
Santana discussed the project’s delay in summer 2009 and described their aim to drop it via a major record label.
“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)
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