By Rob Markman
Lil Wayne’s I Am Not a Human Being II will finally be out in December, and fans might be excited to know that Kanye West had a hand in production on the album.“Production on the album — I got people like Juicy J, Cool & Dre, David Banner on down to uh — I mean it’s so many, shoot,” the YMCMB boss told MTV News Thursday in Las Vegas.
The “No Worries” rapper took a moment to remember all the hitmakers who will contribute to his upcoming long player before rattling off names like Streerunner and finally ’Ye. “Yeah he got some music on there,” Wayne confirmed. “It’s crazy, actually I don’t want to give too much up but he’s got a big hand in the album, you’ll see.”
West played a part in Wayne’s unforgettable 2008 album Tha Carter III, producing “Comfortable” and “Let the Beat Build,” and the two have since collaborated on track’s like T.I.’s “Swagga Like Us” and Yeezy’s “See You In My Nightmares.” While there never appeared to be a rift between the two, members of their respective YMCMB and G.O.O.D. Music camps have been jousting on records. Wayne himself threw shots at Pusha T on “Ghoulish” and Pusha recently admitted that he fired a few subliminals at Birdman on G.O.O.D. Music’s “new God Flow.” Still, none of the rap beef seems to affect Wayne and Kanye’s working relationship.
The original Human Being dropped in 2010 while Tunechi was locked down on Riker’s Island in New York for his 2007 gun charge. That album hit #1 on the Billboard 200, and with Wayne a free man, this second installment should conceivably be even bigger considering he can actively promote it. The Young Money moneymaker also says fans will notice an increased quality in the music. “The difference between [this] album and the last I Am Not a Human Being would be the music wasn’t rushed,” Wayne told MTV News on June 16 in Atlanta after he finished performing at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash. “Last time the music was rushed because I had to take that eight-month vacation on that island so we had rushed the music, but this time we didn’t rush the music.
“I paid attention to everything I did,” he continued. “You’re getting the quality of all my albums: Tha Carter IV, Tha Carter III, the same with this I Am Not A Human Being II. Hope you like it.”