LOS ANGELES — Lil Wayne may have just dropped Tha Carter IV, but don’t expect his Young Money artists to just stand around and bask in Weezy’s multiplatinum glow. Drake’s Take Care will be the next album to drop on the label, and Tyga’s Careless World is coming soon, as well as Birdman’s Cash Money release Bigga Than Life. Dallas rapper [artist id="3664913"]Lil Twist[/artist] is cooking up his debut too, and fans can expect a big-time collaboration.
“Don’t Get It Twisted is definitely coming before the year is over,” the 18-year-old rapper said on the 2011 VMA black carpet. “I’m getting ready to put out my next record, which features Justin [Bieber], the one that everybody’s been waitin’ on. ‘Wherever You Are’ featuring [artist id="3187077"]Justin Bieber[/artist] coming soon.”
Twist and Bieb’s friendship is no secret. Twizzy has been teasing a full collaborative mixtape between the two, but as of now, nothing has materialized. “Me and Justin, we actually met through a mutual friend, and after that, we got real cool, actually,” he told MTV News last November. “[We] started working in the studio, sending stuff through the MacBook and everything. And then he was like, ‘Yo, bro, we should do a mixtape. Let’s go.’ We just started then.”
While there is no telling when the mixtape will come, Twist is confident that their single will surface shortly. “It’s gonna be great. It’s a cool summer record,” Twist told MTV News of his and Justin’s upcoming collaboration. “It’s a party song. Straight for the sun. It’s a Miami record.”
In 2010, Twist dropped the album’s first single, “Little Secret,” featuring Bow Wow and came back this year with the Lil Wayne-assisted “Love Affair.” The R&B-laced song found Twist singing about being caught in the middle of a love triangle, while Wayne crudely rapped around the same subject. For his current single, “New Money,” the YMCMB young’un hooked up with R&B singer Mishon.
A promotional insert included with Tha Carter IV CD has Don’t Get It Twisted slated for a November 8 release; whether that date sticks remains to be seen.
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