Lil Wayne engineer KY has revealed details surrounding the rapper’s forthcoming Tha Carter IV and Rebirth albums.
KY also discussed Eminem being featured on Rebirth.
“I had fun doing Rebirth; it was something different for me and Wayne. I haven’t done rock before, so it was fun getting to use different plug-ins and just overall doing new things. Wayne is playing guitar on almost every song. Producers Infamous, Drew [Correa] and Cool & Dre came through big time for us on Rebirth. Drew and Infamous would make tracks on the spot in the studio with Wayne. Cool & Dre just kept dropping off new heat every week. J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League also helped out a lot…Wayne said I’ma get Em on [‘Drop The Rock.’] When Em sent the verse back we was goin crazy cause he killed it. I think it’s one of the best tracks on Rebirth…Of course after Rebirth the Carter 4 is up next, he already has about 20 records for it done already.” (New Lil Wayne)
Last fall, Cash Money Records co-founder Baby said both projects would likely be sold together.
“We still feel like we got a long way to go man,” Baby said in an interview. “His music and his heights are unlimited. We do pop, rock, rap, everything, so when you catering to our nationalities, our songs, it’s not gonna be just one urban record. You gotta do pop records, cross over records…They think [Rebirth] is rock, but it got a little heavy metal to it. He still Wayne, he still doing his thing on that motherf*cker…And the music he’s about to do, because he’s coming with the rock album and Tha Carter IV as a double disc. It’s a lot out there, and the Young Money album all on the same day. December 15th. My album and Jay Sean album come out November 24th.” (New Lil Wayne)
After claims of Rebirth being pushed to a summer release spread online, Wayne’s label recently confronted the reports.
Lil Wayne’s Rebirth has seen constant delays over the past year, but for once, the album is not being pushed back. Contrary to reports that it had been moved to June, the rapper’s oft-delayed foray into rock is still scheduled for release on February 2, Universal Motown confirms to Rap-Up.com. Exactly one week later on February 9, Wayne is likely to be sentenced and report to prison for almost a year on gun charges. (Rap-Up)
Young Money’s Shanell aka SNL, who penned “Prom Queen,” recently spoke with SOHH about the project’s unknown release.
“It ‘does’ exist and it’s incredible in my eyes,” Shanell promised. “I really think it shows another side of Wayne and Young Money because everybody’s on it. Everybody’s been able to express somewhat an alternative side of themselves so it’s gonna be interesting, it’s going to be different. There’s a lot of rapping, but there’s a lot of other stuff. I just think the world is ready to hear some different music. He’s a creative person and you can’t rush creativity and as you saw even with Tha Carter 3 album, that was pushed back and pushed back and pushed back but when it came out? It blew up and it was a great album so I would say, you know, good things come to those who wait.” (SOHH)
No further details have been released as of now.