Lil Wayne’s oft-delayed rock album, “Rebirth,” has now been pushed to a 2010 release.
According to a Tweet from Cash Money labelhead and rapper, Bryan “Birdman” Williams, “Rebirth” will now be available on Feb. 1. The label wasn’t available for comments at press time.
Originally scheduled for April 7, the album was recently slated for a Dec. 15 release date. The set is to be packaged as a double-disc along with the Young Money collective, “We Are Young Money.”
First single off the album 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, Lenny Kravitz, Travis Barker and Young Money/Cash Money artist Drake all 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, Lil Wayne will begin serving a year in jail in February 2010, after pleading guilty last month to an illegal weapons charge. Birdman recently spoke to the Associated Press about the impending imprisonment, stating that while it’s a tough time for him, his son Wayne and the label, Wayne wills till carry the torch for the label by releasing music while in prison. “I don’t know how many. It’s up to him. It’s his world. My son is his own boss. Whatever he wants to do, we’ll back him up,” he said.