Year in Music 2017
The Year in R&B/Hip-Hop Charts: Drake Three-Peats as Top Artist, Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' Is Top Album
The Year In Latin Charts: Daddy Yankee, 'Despacito,' Shakira & Ozuna Lead
The Year in Dance/Electronic Charts: The Chainsmokers, Marshmello & Calvin Harris Score
The Year In Social & Streaming Charts: BTS, 'Despacito,' Kendrick Lamar & More
Lil Wayne's 'Rebirth' Rock Album Gets Release Date
After much delay, Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated rock album, "Rebirth," is now slated for a Dec. 15 release date according to the Universal Music Group website. The set will be packaged as a dual-disc along with the Young Money collective, "We Are Young Money."
Originally scheduled for April 7, the first single off the set titled "Prom Queen," produced by Infamous and Andrew "Drew" Correa, reached no. 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. Second single "Hot Revolver" debuted at No. 33 on the same tally.
In addition to Infamous and Correa, producers Cool and Dre and Develop also have tracks on "Rebirth," while Fall Out Boy is featured. The latter comes after their first collaboration on Fall Out Boy's 2008 release, "Folie à Deux." Lenny Kravitz, Travis Barker and Young Money/Cash Money artist Drake also appear on the set.
Although the album is mostly rock inspired, with Lil Wayne playing guitar on most of the tracks, the leaked song, "Fix My Hat," produced by Drew Money, is one of the few rap tracks that made it onto the "Rebirth" set.
In related news, the new Mary J. Blige album, "Stronger," is due out Dec. 22, while the new Redman album, "9 1/2," is confirmed for a Dec. 15 release date from Def Jam, according to the Universal Music Group website.