Birdman, aka the co-founder of Cash Money Records, revealed in an interview with XXL that his label’s two biggest stars, Drake and Lil Wayne, are working on a collaborative album. They will apparently drop the joint album following the release of their respective solo projects, Take Care and Tha Carter IV. The timing of this news is perfect, of course, as hip-hop’s other giants, Kanye West and Jay-Z, just dropped their joint album, Watch The Throne, this week.
In regards to whether the Weezy and Drizzy record would sound anything like Watch The Throne, Birdman said the following:
“It’s older versus younger,” Birdman said. “I listened to a few songs [off Watch The Throne] and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young. They young cats. You got 23 and 28. Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game. Then you got Wayne and Drake and them, who are still youthful to the game. So, it’s two different types of music all the way across the board.
“But what they’re doing is great,” he added. “I think it’s great for the game, great for the business, great for retail as a whole. I just think when Wayne and Drake get together is going to be something real special also because we more youthful.”
Fair enough. Let’s just hope that it, you know, actually happens. I was going to make a comment about that promised T-Pain and Lil Wayne album that never dropped, but I think we’re all better for it.