Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Infamous And Drew Correa on Lil' Wayne's Rock Album

Our homey Infamous got a nice write-up over at Billboard for his work on Lil' Wayne's upcoming album, along with his collaborator Drew Correa. I'm not a big Weezy F. Baby fan, but I'm kind of morbidly fascinated with the idea of him doing a rock album.

Although Miami producers Infamous and Drew Correa got their first major placement as a collective when their track "Mr. Carter" appeared on Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" album last year, the pair didn't think they'd have the same luck when they presented Wayne with their latest collaborative effort, "Prom Queen."
"Wayne hit me up one night and wanted us to come through the studio to make some tracks with him live. When the track came together the next morning everyone thought it was the sh*t and [Wayne] told us it would be a single," 24-year old Correa tells about "Queen," which introduces Wayne's April 7 rock-tinged album "Rebirth."
"We thought he was joking," Correa adds. "We thought he was just saying that to be nice. But a couple of days later we were signing paperwork and it was actually happening."
Infamous admits he was wary about how "rock" the album would turn out to be. "There were rumors Wayne was working on a rock album, but I assumed it was just 808 drums with guitars on it. But that night when we worked on the track, [Wayne] said he wanted lots of drums, bass and guitars," says Infamous, 28. "Drew started to add organs, and [Wayne] said no. That's when I realized it was actually going to be a real rock album."
The duo wound up with three tracks on "Rebirth" and say Wayne deserves credit for shifting gears. "He's done everything he can with hip-hop and has proven himself," says Infamous. "Now he's about to prove himself as a rocker and we're excited to be a part of it."

Read the full article here.


  1. Weezy is going to make that last leap for rap, streamlining it with the mainstream, opening up to a wider audience, finally getting hold of that fan base that wont listen to his stuff because of Recursive stereotype, so that all of white suburbia can bump it aloud without conservative parent raining down.

    What that jay-z line, "I'm smarten up, open the market up
    One million, two million, three million, four" - U Don't Know

    That's all yeezy is going, aint about music no more it's now a product.....

    goes to find some De La soul or Tribe Called Quest....... sigh

  2. Just because Weezy is making a rock album does not mean it's going to be good. I'm not jumping up and down yet. "Prom Queen" was ooooookay. I'm going to wait and see what the rest of the album sounds like before making any judgments.
    The skill-set required to make a good rock album is slightly different from that for a rap album. Wayne makes good rap tracks, that much is undeniable. But rock? I do not know.

  3. Sid and Moose: I agree with you. Also, how come the rappers who can actually sing like Pharaohe don't get a singing album?
    The real question is, where is the Ghostface R&B record he promised?