Lil Wayne Gives “Birth” To Rock Album, First Single Leaks

After having one of the biggest years in music in ’08 with his multi-platinum Tha Carter III album, Lil Wayne is already prepping his follow up.

Titled Rebirth, the new album’s sound may surprise some of Weezy’s fans. MTV News confirmed that the upcoming disc, set for an April 7th release date, will be a rock album.

Earlier this month Wayne’s latest signee, Canadian act Drake, hinted at the New Orleans rapper’s new direction in an interview with Much Music News. “It’s something different in just that whole 808s and Heartbreaks, just throwing individuals off,” he said.

Fans can judge it for themselves, as the guitar-heavy first single, “Prom Queen” leaked last night (Jan.25). [Listen Here].

As XXLmag.com previously reported, Wayne will be appearing on Katie Couric’s upcoming Grammy special on Feb. 4th at 9 p.m. EST. The self-proclaimed “greatest rapper alive” leads this year’s Grammy nods with 8 nominations, including Album of The Year, Song of the Year, Best Rap Album and Best Rap Song. Weezy will be performing at the 51st annual Grammy Awards, scheduled to air on February 8th. – Elan Mancini

  • Sven

    he’ll never be the greatest rapper alive.

    • joe p

      lil wayne , t-pain and SB killed hiphop period lil wayne is a fuckin idiot … wu-tang forever duns

  • Sven

    and now rock gets to hear his autotuning too. it’s so wrong

  • http://xxlmag.com $hawty Reg

    I kno yall hatin muthafuckaz aint gonna like that! Watch all the negative comments that will be nested below……

    504 all day

    • JCITYHUSTLA617

      YO IT WOULD BE SO FUCKIN ILL IF DAT LIL NIGGA GO PLUG DAT GUITAR INTO DA AMP AND DAT SHIT BLOWS DA FUCK UP SETTING HIS DREADS ON FIRE……………..THEN HE COULD LITERALLY TAKE IT BACK 2 DEM HOTBOY DAYZ………….

    • CHEAA

      Telling the truth is not Hatin.. He’s trying to ruin every genre of music!

  • CAPT. OBVIOUS

    SHAWTY REG MUST BE PSYCHIC!
    FFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKK
    LLLLLLLLIIIIIIILLLLLLLLLLLWWWWAaaaaayyyyyne!!!

    • BIBBS

      LOL!!!!! HE IS PSYCHIC!!! THEN WE WONDER WHY NAS SAID HIPHOP IS DEAD!!! CUZ STUPID NIGGAZ GO AND DO THIS SHIT!!!

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    YO IT WOULD BE SO FUCKIN ILL IF DAT LIL NIGGA GO PLUG DAT GUITAR INTO DA AMP AND DAT SHIT BLOWS DA FUCK UP SETTING HIS DREADS ON FIRE……………..THEN HE COULD LITERALLY TAKE IT BACK 2 DEM HOTBOY DAYZ…………..

    • NAWLEDGE

      ^^^^^^^^^^^
      LMAO!!

  • Sonny

    So… That would make him the “greatest rocker alive”!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! What a fuckin’ prick!!

  • Sauce: The Designated Hater!

    I heard the song and as much as I wanna say “fuck that shit” you got appreciate the fact that he’s doing what he wants to do. Truth is that even though the song isn’t all that great, he continues to remain relevant. Yes, the song sux ox balls just so that we are clear! I think he saturating the industry with his sound like Master P did with No Limit.

  • RHap7

    Weezy going after that YT folk money.

  • kashrulz

    this shit ain’t a suprise just like 808s ain’t a suprise. Lil wayne’s favorite hobby is playing his guitar, he played it on my leather’s so soft, and did a song with kid rulf. I think we all shoulda seen it comin.

    I don’t mind, just don’t try and make superficial rock music. go on another level with it.

  • Chris

    Thats just like yall hatin ass critics. If this man wants to do something different, then yall should shut the fuck up and let him do it. Everything you people say is negative and fuck yall cause if yall bitches and got enough money to hate on him. And i know it aint nobody but yall hating ass computer freaks. Get Off Of Weezy’s Dick and Get Yourselves Some Fuckin Money Hataz!!!

  • Mutada al sader the king

    ^ Nigga lil Waynes favorite hobby is drinking cough medicine and getting fucked in the ass by Baby. And Waynes guitar playing is trash, even for a beginner. And since the guy Eric Rudolf who sings the song “Let it rock” is signed to cash money, he’ll probably be the one who produces and writes this monstrosity.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Real Talk…………. This is not as bad as i thought. This may be a hit.

    And I’ll take this song over “Love lock down” any day. Kanye will be blogging about this in about 2-3 hours sucking waynes dick.

  • j.6oo

    kids called KEVIN rudolph

  • Mutada al sader the king

    ^ Right fuck was I thinking. I’ve listned to it 5 times, and….Best Wayne song of the year. Prepare for a huge video, and another #1 hit. Baby gets richer. Stream it below

    http://www.defsounds.com/singles/Lil_wayne_prom_queen

  • EReal

    Good he can make himself irrelevent just like Kanye’s dumb cock loving ass did.

    Wayne the main vain.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Well here we go again with something “different”…I just hope it ain’t as bad as 808s and Gaybreak. Should have known this was gonna happen…I bet him and Kanye planned that shit too–Kanye come out with something “different”, then Wayne, then afterwards the both of them come out with a best of both worlds album. Oh yes…Autotune will be heavily raped LOL

    Shit ain’t gonna rape my ears though

  • lonestar state

    Besides being a hip-hop head i’m also into rock ,but that…….that was horrible,die AUTOTUNE, DIE!

  • ee-city

    this is a good thing, let rock deal with his ass for a couple of years.

  • brand-new

    whats going 2 happen is lil wayne is going to over saturate the market and then everyone will be sick of him (most of us already are), and then he will become irrelevant.same thing that happened to 50 cent. can’t blame him for striking while the iron is hot though.

  • http://myspace.com/kidpistol Kid Pistol

    This is what happens when you try to go to the next level in your career and you ain’t fit to. Props for being daring to Lil Wayne, but good God, this is the worst song I have literally heard since Chicken Noodle Soup.

  • http://tagged.com/bossgame_media BossGame

    I’m not feeling it, but I suspect it’ll get its rotation on the late night rock video circuit. I think he’ll get his numbers with it. Do ya thing young dragon. Enjoy it while it last and send yours plus some to college off of it. Peace!

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