After several pushbacks, Lil Wayne's first rock-themed album "Rebirth" is now slated to fill in the December 15 slot in which Chris Brown was originally set to bring out "Graffiti" before moving it up to December 8. The effort will be paired with Young Money's compilation album "We Are Young Money".
"Prom Queen", the first single off the record, has been released since late January. Featuring heavy use of Auto-Tune, the song 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.
Fellow rapper Birdman, who is also Weezy's mentor, previously shared his insights about the upcoming album. He said, "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."