Hip Hop fans around the world were shocked when they heard that Lil Wayne's next album, Rebirth, would be a rock album [click to read].
Skeptics can rest assured now, however, as Bryan "Baby" Williams, Cash Money Records co-CEO and mentor to Wayne, has told VIBE magazine that those reports were not accurate - at least not entirely.
“It’s not a rock record,” said the Birdman in an interview. “That’s what I think people are getting misunderstood. When
you speaking about a rock record, you think he’s got a guitar and
everything, but it’s not that. It’s going to be some of those types of
beats, but it’s just great music. I don’t think no artist can do what
he about to get done. My son is a rock star.”
“He can rap, he can sing, he’s just an artist,” he continued. “I don’t think
no one will ever be greater [than Wayne] because I don’t think no one
puts in the time or the quality. If someone do come along, can you
imagine what he’ll have to do? He got to put out on thousand mixtapes,
do a thousand records [and] sell 100 million records. 2Pac, Jay-Z and
Biggie didn’t get to the shit Wayne’s done.”
Rebirth, thought to have been possibly shelved at one point [click to read], is now set to hit stores on June 16.