Lil Wayne‘s fans were looking forward to hearing his 10th album, I Am Not a Human Being II, before the year’s end, but what’s another two months gonna hurt?
Weezy confirmed to MTV News that the delayed project is finally set for release February 19.
“February 19, that’s the official date,” Wayne told Sway Calloway during the “MTV First” premiere of his “No Worries” music video, adding that he plans to hit the road with his crew for a world tour right after the LP hits stores.
“I’m gonna tour right after the album drops and I’m gonna tour all year round worldwide,” Wayne said, adding that he hasn’t selected his opening lineup just yet. “It never matters. [It’s just] whoever wants to roll with me.”
In terms of the music fans can expect this time around, Wayne admits that he’s stepping into uncharted territory by working with artists like Juicy J. “Juicy J beats are dark, and I never rapped on dark music like that,” he explained.
“My music was always bright — music for the club or for the radio — this music here is for us to like and us to like only, and I never put music out like that. Maybe to everybody else they’re probably like, ‘Man, your music always been so crazy,’ but to me, the music that’s on this album is more so — like it or not.”
Wayne released his original Human Being album in 2010 while still serving time at Rikers Island in New York City for a 2007 gun charge. The YMCMB rapper is much more excited about the follow-up album since he’s had a lot more time to put the finishing touches on it.
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