Lil Wayne Loads Up Tech N9ne From Behind Bars

Lil Wayne Loads Up Tech N9ne From Behind Bars

After being publicly praised by Lil Wayne in a recent interview, Midwest emcee Tech N9ne has revealed that a collaboration with the incarcerated rapper is already in the works.

Despite having never met Wayne, Tech opened up about his anticipation to share studio time with the Young Money leader.

"His people have been contacting us already, so I'm anxious to see what he sends me," N9ne said in an interview. "I'm hearing his camp is all ready to send over some music. And I'll be in New York soon so hopefully I can visit him before he gets out. I just want to thank Wayne for even mentioning me. I've been following his career since he started. Just watching him evolve--he was always clever with the rhymes. My own quest was always to get my music out to everybody in [the] world and working with Wayne is truly a way to get it out there." (VIBE)

In an interview with radio host Funkmaster Flex last month, Wayne revealed his admiration for Tech.

"I've been saying to myself that I really want to do a song with either Andre 3000 or my man...Tech N9ne," he said. "Other than that, I've been really trying to do a song with this little dude, this boy Weezy. That boy Weezy, he's stupid [laughs]." (Hip Hop DX)

Along with a collaboration, Wayne will reportedly be dropping his Tha Carter IV upon his release from jail this November.

"Tha Carter IV plans we had and still have are to put Tha Carter IV out the day he comes out [of prison]," Young Money President Mack Maine said in an interview. "He had so many songs for Tha Carter IV, we said let's just put these 10 songs out [on I Am Not a Human Being] and double-back for Tha Carter IV. He has more songs for Tha Carter IV that are still strong...It's basically me, him, Baby and [manager] Cortez Bryant mapping it out. We had a listening session out here. It was me, Baby and Cortez. I let [Wayne] know these are the ones we picked. He already picked six of them from back there. I let him hear it over the phone. I book him a studio session -- kinda like I did for the 'Light Up' up remix with Drake. I book him a studio session and let him listen [to tracks] over the phone. 'Do you like this one?' 'Yeah?'" (MTV)

When he is released, Wayne will also be performing at a "Welcome Home Weezy" concert.

A fitting homecoming is already being planned for Lil Wayne. The day after he is expected to be released from jail, the Cash Money rapper will celebrate by throwing a welcome home concert. Drake made the announcement during his Ustream session on Thursday, saying it would take place on November 5, but an exact location was not disclosed. Drizzy has a show the day before in Los Angeles and the day after in Las Vegas. Lil Wayne is serving his time at Rikers Island in New York. "Undisclosed location, November 5, the Welcome Home Weezy concert," said Wayne's protégé while sipping on Pinot Grigio in his Toronto crib. "You might as well camp out at all different locations. That's gonna be crazy." (Rap-Up)

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