January 7, 2010 / 10:37 PM / 10 years ago

Lil Wayne album still due February 2, label insists

Lil Wayne performs at the BET Awards '09 in Los Angeles June 28, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

NEW YORK (Billboard) - After online reports suggested that Lil Wayne’s oft-delayed “Rebirth” album was once again delayed, this time to June 22nd, the rapper’s publicist said the rock-leaning set is still scheduled for a February 2 release.

About 500 copies of “Rebirth” — which has received six different release dates starting April 7, 2009 — were last month mistakenly shipped to Amazon customers who pre-ordered the album. Inevitably, it leaked on the Internet.

Consequently, “Rebirth,” which will be available just a week before Lil Wayne is sentenced in New York for possession of a weapon on February 9, is now said to include all new tracks, according to Mack Maine, the president of Lil Wayne’s Young Money label, who last month tweeted: “Leaked 09 Rebirth isn’t going to be 2010 Rebirth.”

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