Lil Wayne isn’t due to be released from Rikers until November at the earliest, but his co-manager says spankin’ new music from Weezy may be available by September. While Tha Carter IV isn’t expected to hit stores anytime soon, Cortez Bryant, who also serves as CEO of Young Money, said that fans should be able to check out a new Weezy EP by the fall.
“I’m putting out a [Wayne EP] called I’m Not a Human Being and I’ll probably drop it on his birthday, September 27,” Bryant told Vibe.com. Bryant said the EP won’t have the fanfare of a high-profile major-label release and revealed that he’s opting instead for a more low-key way to get the music to the masses. “We’re not about to roll out no three-month setup. I’m not even putting it out in stores,” said Bryant. “We just gonna put it out virally and maybe package it up for Christmas. Give ’em a hard copy later for fan appreciation,” Bryant said of the release, which is billed as a prelude to Tha Carter IV.
Wayne is approximately halfway through his yearlong sentence and may be released early on good behavior. While the Human Being EP may satisfy fans until the star is back on the scene, Weezy protégé Nicki Minaj — who has kept in touch with Wayne throughout his sentence — said that he’s probably going to head back into the game with an arsenal of new material.
“I know when he comes out, it’s gonna be a problem, ’cause he’s one of those people that needs to get out his thoughts,” Minaj told MTV News. “So I would imagine he would probably be in the studio for 60 days straight. He’ll probably do three albums the day he comes home.”
Fat Joe also recently paid a visit to the incarcerated star, and said Wayne is in a different headspace as a result of getting clean in the clink. “I tell you one thing, him not being high made me realize how much funnier he is. This guy has jokes,” Fat Joe told MTV News. “We were up in there for four hours, just telling jokes, dying laughing, falling on the floor.”