Lil Wayne has confirmed the release date for "I Am Not A Human Being II" for February 19th, and is planning a year long international tour afterwards. He also says this album will be more "dark" than his previous work.
Fans of Lil Wayne have begun to expect his projects to be mired in delays, such as his last mixtape Dedication 4. With his recent health, and legal woes, it was unclear when Weezy's I Am Not A Human Being II would finally drop as it was originally slated for 2012, and no updates had been given on the album. Now Wayne has confirmed a late February release date, and says he will tour after.
Speaking to MTV's Sway Calloway, Tunechi was clear "February 19, that's the official date." After the album drops, the YMCMB honcho says he will go on a lengthy international tour, ""I'm gonna tour right after the album drops and I'm gonna tour all year round worldwide."
While he previously stated that Kanye West would have a heavy hand in the project, Wayne now says that 'Ye will be involved in creating the cover and packaging only, but the previously mentioned producers are still on board, including Juicy J. Lil Wayne says working with Juicy is a departure from his usual extremely radio/club friendly fare, and he's excited about trying something experimental.
"Juicy J beats are dark, and I never rapped on dark music like that," the Young Money artist 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," Weezy added, "the music that's on this album is more so, like it or not."
Lil Wayne did also add that his next full studio album, Tha Carter V will be his last, but it remains to be seen when this will drop, and if he will actually call it quits.