Lil Wayne Graces Billboard Mag, Talks Rebirth
"I had to add new cuts because a lot of things leaked, making people think they had an idea of what I was doing with Rebirth and what it would sound like," he said. "And I hated that because I never want anybody to think they know what I'm doing until I present it. So what I did was make it totally different. I flipped it."
Despite Cash Money owner Birdman's assurances back in April that the project would not be a Rock album [click to read] Weezy revealed that, like it or not, the album will have heavy rock influences.
"Yes, the album is still rock. I play guitar on 80% of the songs and there's a lot of rock influences and rock beats. I also have Travis Barker on the album. But I don't want people to think I'm trying to do something I can't do...When people hear me say rock, they may get scared like 'Oh, God. What's he going to do?' When I said I was doing a rock album, it was about doing a freedom thing. This album isn't Hip Hop. When I do my Carter albums, I know I've got to rap, I know I've got to spit. I know the words I've got to say and the subjects I've got to talk about. I also know the things I shouldn't say, the things I shouldn't talk about. There's none of those limits on this album. I say what I want, how I want. That's what this album is: a freedom album. And rock is the avenue that gives you that fredom. I'm just having fun that's all. Trust me: People will like these songs. It's my job to make them love them, but I know for a fact they'll like them."
Although Rebirth has been long-delayed, Wayne has confirmed a mid December release.