April 28, 2009 02:45:15 GMT
Lil Wayne's rock-themed album reportedly has been held back one week from its previous release date, June 16.
Lil Wayne's rock-inspired album "REBIRTH" once again has been delayed. After being pushed back from June 9 to June 16, the record is now targeted to hit U.S. market on June 23, according to Rap-Up.
With the new release date, Weezy's new effort will no longer face off Ashley Tisdale's sophomore set "Guilty Pleasure". Instead, it will go head-to-head with LeToya Luckett's next installment "Lady Love".
However, the newest date is yet to be confirmed by the rapper's label. And, rumor swirls that another pushback may be set again for the record.
In related news, Cool & Dre, who is in charge to produce some tracks in Lil Wayne's new effort, comes out with details of the album's materials during an interview with MTV. "It's almost like where OutKast was when they made 'Aquemini'," Cool says. "It's still a rap album, but was it really a rap album compared to all the other rap albums at that time? Andre Benjamin was evolving artistically to where he's at now - Wayne is doing the same thing, and he's not afraid to show you his growth."
"Anthemic records," the producer adds. "We wanted to create music for him that could stand beside his performance, which is tough. The way he was performing, I can only compare him to Freddie Mercury or Jim Morrison, guys that put it all out onstage. We felt like, 'Yo, we feel we could provide you with music.'"