Canadian born (now international) rapper Drake told MuchNews in an exclusive interview that he will be appearing on Lil’ Wayne’s upcoming rock album. “Wayne’s coming out with a new album, it’s a rock album,” he said. “A complete rock album. I have a song on there.”
Drake says Weezy’s album will be a major musical departure, much like Kanye’s latest. “It’s something different in just that whole808’s and Hearbreaks, just throwing individuals off.”
In addition to going rock with Wayne, Drake’s got a busy year ahead. He just signed an impressive management deal with the superstar team of Gee Roberson and Kyambo “Hip Hop” Joshua (who manage Kanye West), and Cortez Bryant (who handles Lil’ Wayne). He’ll kick off ’09 touring North America with Weezy, hitting Montreal on Jan. 14 and Toronto on Jan. 15. Then he’ll clean up nice and get ready to attend Grammy weekend.
Drake told MuchNews that he was heading to the studio on Tuesday night to record the last track for his upcoming mixtape So Far Gone. His debut album, Thank Me Later, is due out later this year. At which point, we will indeed thank him.
Tune in to MuchNewsWeekly on Monday, Jan. 19 at 10 pm ET for more from Drake’s interview with MuchNews.