Lil Wayne's Rock Album May Not Be Released Under Universal

February 25, 2009 09:11:17 GMT

Rumor has been circulating in the media, claiming that Universal refuse to release Lil Wayne's rock-themed album 'REBIRTH'.

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Rumor has it, Lil Wayne's forthcoming rock-inspired album "REBIRTH" will not be released under Universal Music Group. The decision is withdrawn by the record label's executives because they fear that the album will fail and knock Wayne from being the top-selling singer.

According to This Is 50, people at the recording company have warned Wayne through his manager Cortez Bryant, saying that "if Wayne doesn't brighten up they have to turn into Mr. Evil Record Company and just tell him it's never going to be released." As of press time, no comment has been shared by the rapper's management team concerning the rumor.

Lil Wayne previously pushed back "REBIRTH" from April 7 to May 19 release. He will enter recording booth with alternative rock band Fall Out Boy and make a collaboration with the Patrick Stump-fronted band in the record.

"Prom Queen", the first single off the record has been released since late January. Using Auto-Tune on the hook, it rose to number 15 on Billboard Hot 100 and charted at number 16 on Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles despite its rock genre.


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posted by Rob Ramage on Aug 28, 2009
Haha, oh my God... Lil Wayne makes it waaaay to easy to insult... First off, everyone who is a 'rocker' (and everyone with commom sense) knows that Lil Wayne knows nothing about rock, and the fact that he grabs Fall Out Boy for the project only makes it better... And Prom Queen was nowhere near Rock, that stuff was just a pathetic attempt... Hell, he's a pop/RnB star not no Hip Hop artist... He should go hide... But none the less I really want to hear this album, just to say FAIL...
posted by Lil saint on Jul 25, 2009
Drop fall out boy there mad gay the rebirth album gotta be released I'm dyeing to get it
posted by Freddie on Jun 03, 2009
The gays of Fall Out Boy and lil wayne would get along very well!!
posted by swagga537 on May 29, 2009
lil wayne can do it. his songs "Prom Queen" and "Hot Revolver" are great! lil wayne has great songs so just give it a shot
posted by swagga537 on May 29, 2009
lil wayne can do it. his songs "Prom Queen" and "Hot Revolver" are great! lil wayne has great songs so just give it a shot
posted by DrakeLover on May 20, 2009
fall out boy? WTF, i was happy tht wayne was gunna release a rock album till i heard that. fall out boy is for emo boys and deppressed girls. no real rock lover listens to that crap.
posted by HillCrestDz on May 20, 2009
wayne need to fall off already dude got too wackk. prom queen was garbage and only his mixtapes are ok
posted by TriggerHappy on May 18, 2009
Lil wayne sang everything from hip hop to jazz to rock styled songs... Its just his style that makes the songs good. Sure ... hes no John Mayer when it comes to guitar... but If any rapper in the world can make the transition from Rap/Hip hop/RNB to rock, its lil wayne.
posted by keennnatty on May 16, 2009
posted by yahhh on May 15, 2009
are you serious did you hear that shit prom queen? that was the worst piece of shit i have ever heard.. lil wayne is a sick rapper but dude really?? SELLOUT!!!
posted by big boo on Mar 23, 2009
just like a record label. Always thinks they know whats best for the artist. Let the man put out what he wants. Wayne is a perfectionist with this shit. He runs the rap game now. And a so called rock c.d. will only diversify his music making him a true artist and not a rapper.
posted by bigballer22 on Mar 22, 2009
love your songs :)
posted by Scheherez on Mar 21, 2009
To be quite honest, he ain't Linkin Park...I don't know about this. Although he was smart to bring Kevin Rudolph on board with an album...niiiice.
posted by Jayvee on Mar 15, 2009
He will Kill It Stiil let him do It!!!
posted by mstud on Mar 04, 2009
why not let him try something new...hes on top of the rap game he needs a new challenge...
posted by jts on Mar 02, 2009
dont release it at all!!!
posted by so fly on Feb 25, 2009
posted by grat1165 on Feb 25, 2009
Really Lil wayne stick to rapping.

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