After officially breaking his over five year hiatus from music, Juelz Santana is coming back into the rap scene with a new mixtape. God Willin’ is still scheduled for January 14 and should be everything fans have been waiting for.
Before God Willin’ releases next week, Juelz sat down with the Village Voice to discuss his upcoming project. You can read excerpts of the interview below that describe the album title and what to expect from the Dipset member this time around.
On the title God Willin’:
“God Willin… it just came to me and it felt good, it felt right. After I announced the title people hit me on Twitter, reminding me that Clipse first album was called Lord Willlin‘. Honestly though the title just came to me. I didn’t even think of that album. It just came to me. Originally it was going to be called Reagan Era and Kendrick Lamar got a song with that title but I been screaming “Reagan Era” for years. Or like Jay naming his album The Blueprint after KRS had an album by that title. It’s all good at the end of the day.”
On the mixtape’s direction:
“I’m gonna treat the situations like I’m a new artist. I’m just hungry again. God Willin is just gonna be the start of a new chapter. I got a new label situation called Anything’s Possible. But it’s still Dipset, Skull Gang. I’m still on Def Jam. I already got the second mixtape done after God Willin where I’ll be rapping over other people’s beats but we’re just going to talk about God Willin for now. I’m just happy to be back in business. I want to enjoy working and go hard and be where I need to be. Right where some of these niggas ain’t supposed to be. I’m still lookin better than a lot of niggas who just dropped albums though. They looking lost out here. It’s time to follow the leader again.”
Props Village Voice