Lil Wayne’s ‘Rebirth’ Confirmed for February Release
Although 500 copies of Lil Wayne‘s forever-delayed ‘Rebirth’ album have already reached the public thanks to a big slip by Amazon in mid-December, the official release date of the LP has been up for debate over the past few months. Most recently, reports claimed that the rock-infused album would be pushed back until June 22, but Weezy’s publicist confirmed yesterday that the album would still, in fact, be released on its scheduled Feb. 2 date.
According to Cash Money producer Mack Maine, ‘Rebirth’ will include new tracks after Amazon accidentally shipped out 500 copies to customers who pre-ordered it. “Leaked 09 Rebirth isn’t going to be 2010 Rebirth,” he said via Twitter. Originally intended for April 7, 2009 release, ‘Rebirth’ was pushed back to Dec. 15 followed by Feb. 1, before the final date was decided upon. The experimental album will be packaged as a double disc with the Young Money Entertainment LP, ‘We Are Young Money,’ and will feature guest appearances from Travis Barker, Fall Out Boy and Lenny Kravitz.
‘Rebirth’ will officially hit stores on Feb. 2, one week before Lil Wayne’s Feb. 9 incarceration date.