Lil Wayne/Drake Collabo LP Coming, Birdman Confirms
Rap fans in love with Jay-Z and Kanye West’s joint album, Watch the Throne, can brace themselves for another release by a different hip-hop dynamic duo: Lil Wayne and Drake.
Although he didn’t name a tentative date, Cash Money Records founder Bryan “Baby” Williams confirmed with XXL that Weezy and Drizzy will definitely be putting out a collaborative album together well after each deliver their respective solo efforts.
“Wayne and I recently talked about [the Weezy/Drake collabo album],” Baby told XXLMag.com. “That’s definitely going to get done.”
Birdman promises that Wayne and Drake will offer up a different sound from that of Jay and ‘Ye.
“It’s older versus younger,” Baby said. “I listened to a few songs [off Watch the Throne] and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young. They young cats. You got 23 and 28. Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game. Then you got Wayne and Drake and them, who are still youthful to the game. So, it’s two different types of music all the way across the board.
“But what they’re doing is great,” he added. “I think it’s great for the game, great for the business, great for retail as a whole. I just think when Wayne and Drake get together is going to be something real special also because we more youthful.”
While a Wayne and Drake joint LP is certainly something to look forward to in the foreseeable future, the Cash Money/Young Money camp currently has all its sights set on Weezy’s Tha Carter IV, which drops on August 29, followed by Drake’s sophomore LP, Take Care on October 24. —Mark Lelinwalla