Lil Wayne Inks Four-Album Deal With Cash Money
Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Money records, he announced in an interview on new MTV show "Hip Hop POV."
The label, which he has been signed to since he was eleven years old, is reaping the sales of Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 last week, and is set to gear up for Wayne's first album since last year's The Carter IV, titled I Am Not A Human Being II.
"Contract-wise, I only get paid for 12 songs. Maybe on a Carter album, you probably only gonna get 12 songs, maybe a bonus 13," Weezy said during the interview. "But on this I Am Not a Human Being thing, I really don't care... you're probably gonna get 16 on there."
Wayne also announced that he's working on an album of "love songs" - but in the Wayne style, not the typical crooners one might imagine. The album will be titled Devol - "loved" spelled backward - and was borne out of his preoccupations while serving eight months in prison in 2010.
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With those two projects in the works - Birdman told Billboard in January that I Am Not A Human Being II is slated to drop "before summer," though a release date has still not been set - as well as collaborative albums with both Birdman and Juelz Santana on the agenda, Weezy may hit his four album mark sooner rather than later. Just don't expect the Young Money CEO to be jumping ship on the label any time soon.