Great news for the fans who were expecting to be without new Weezy until his release from Rikers Island in 113 days (but who’s counting?)—new material is set to go viral in the next few months!
Though we have been treated to bits and pieces of [lastfm]Lil Wayne[/lastfm], who collaborated in many of the summer’s biggest hip-hop albums, the new EP will feature the first official release of new material since his incarceration.
Find out when the new album titled, I’m Not a Human Being, is set to be released after the jump!
According to Lil Wayne’s co-manager Cortez Bryant, the new EP with all new material is set to be released in September. Bryant told Vibe: “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.” And like precursor, Tha Carter III, the album is set to bypass stores and go viral.
In Byrant’s words: “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.”
Being dubbed a “street album” meant to prep the fans for Wayne’s highly anticipated Tha Carter IV, I’m Not a Human Being will sound more like Tha Carter series than his rap-rock album Rebirth.
In the Rolling Stone feature, “Lil Wayne Goes to Jail,” Bryant discussed the sound of Tha Carter IV—which steers clear of his Rebirth experiment with rap-rock fusion and focuses on “vintage hip-hop beats,” mixing with Miami producers giving his sound a tougher and faster edge. According to Bryant Tha Carter IV, is currently being stored on a 500GB hard drive dubbed “C4” because it’s “the bomb.”
Weezy pled guilty to weapons charges in 2007 and is serving a year-long stay in New York’s Rikers Island. He was hard at work before he left for his year stay in prison and collaborated with artists from the [lastfm]Young Money [/lastfm]collective, [lastfm]Nicki Minaj[/lastfm], [lastfm]Drake[/lastfm], [lastfm]Flo Rida [/lastfm]and [lastfm]Young Jeezy[/lastfm]. Both Drake’s Thank Me Later and [lastfm]Eminem[/lastfm]’s Recovery, featured new Wayne verses.
Wayne even recorded a line for a Drake song over the in-phone system when he visited the rapper at Rikers. Well Weezy, we appreciate your dedication and look forward to your release and the release of the new material!
If you can’t wait until then to listen to Lil Wayne, watch this video.
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