Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne will be releasing a new EP called I’m Not A Human Being on his 27th birthday this fall.
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)
Producer Street Runner recently talked about using soulful sounds on Wayne’s upcoming Tha Carter IV album.
“I did a really dope joint for the ladies with a soulful sample track that has a feature on the hook,” he revealed in an interview. “I don’t want to go into to many details about the record cause some internet monster might find it and try to leak it. I got another record that my dude wrote the hook on that almost feels like a Jay-Z ‘What More Can I Say’ type track. I think I got 1 other record that’s pending along with those two so I just gotta see what’s up. I will say Weezy is spitting that sh*t over my tracks and they are 100% Hip Hop…I heard a few joints… It’s definitely what the fans want. He’s just rapping and going hard on it. I think I heard maybe one rocked out track but the majority was rap/Hip Hop tracks. It should be another classic.” (Lil Wayne HQ)
Prior to beginning a one-year jail sentence on a gun conviction last March, Wayne talked about his next album.
“Yeah, Tha Carter IV, interesting,” Wayne told radio host Tim Westwood with a smile. “Very interesting. It’s interesting, I hope so, I hope it’s incredible and all those things. But like I said, I think they know the velocity of Carter IV without me even having to speak on it. I think they know what that’s gonna be. It should be [a defining moment]. It should be. Honestly, it should be.” (Tim Westwood TV)
Check out a pre-jail Lil Wayne interview down below: