Young Money is gearing up for a busy 2013, with few releases already dotting the schedule.
During an interview with Rap-Up, the label’s president Mack Maine spoke on Lil Wayne’s upcoming I Am Not a Human Being II (March 26th), describing the project as “Wayne being Wayne” and stating that he goes into a different mental space with installments of the series.
“Wayne being Wayne. Greatness. It’s lyrically insane,” he said. “When he does the I Am Not a Human Being, he actually taps into a different part of his brain where he just talks out of his mind and out of this world. So just expect him being Wayne, but more edgy, saying what he wants, a lot of fun, you know, a lot of high energy.”
Mack, who also said that another YMCMB compilation is on the way, touched on the unique cover art for IANAHB II, designed by Kanye West’s DONDA creative content company. He said that while ‘Ye doesn’t have any tracks on the album, Weezy was such a fan of the work he did for 2 Chainz’s Based on a T.R.U. Story that he enlisted his services to design the artwork for the upcoming album.
“Kanye has actually established himself as a designer, and Wayne wanted him on there. We don’t have a Kanye track on there, so we improvised and we got a cover from him,” he said. “He did 2 Chainz’s cover, and we liked 2 Chainz’s cover too. Kanye’s great, he’s brilliant.”
While he said that Drake’s Nothing Was the Same is currently without a release date, Mack revealed that he’s heard a few cuts from the project and that it could drop in the summer. “He’s on the same pace as he always is to drop a classic. He’s like 10 songs in,” shared Mack. “Knowing him, that’s only like 4 songs, he probably won’t keep 6 of them. He’s a perfectionist though.”
Young Money releases have been sparse over the past few years. Last year, the imprint only released Tyga’s Careless World: Rise of the Last King, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and its addendum Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – The Re-Up.