“I went up to Rikers, and me and Wayne agreed that there will be a Lil Wayne/ Drake album. There’s some things I’m excited for in my life — I’m excited to go perform certain places — but [this project] will probably be one of the most exciting things in my life, because we make music on a different level. It’s just so fun, so comfortable. A whole album? To think about all the things we can do, especially if we’re gonna do 15 songs. Me and him don’t like to do 12, 13 [songs]. We want to do 15, 16. Yeah, Lil Wayne and Drake album.”
-Rap superstar Drake explaining to DJ Envy on MTV2’s “Sucker Free” about his trip to visit his incarcerated label boss Lil Wayne and the plans the two have for the future. Drake, whose eagerly-anticipated debut album Thank Me Later arrives in stores next Tuesday (June 15), has teamed up with Wayne on a handful of songs in the past (including smashes like “Forever,” “I’m Goin’ In” and “Unstoppable”), but this would be the first album-length collaboration for him.
Weezy is no stranger to collaborative albums, as his team-up with Birdman Like Father Like Son dropped in 2006 and was a big hit. Wayne, who is currently serving a year-long sentence at Rikers Island in New York, has also done team-up albums with both the Cash Money crew and his current Young Money roster. No doubt that a full-length album between Drake and Lil Wayne would take its place alongside the greatest album-length collaborations of all time, a list that includes Method Man and Redman’s pair of albums and the recent album by Nas and Damian Marley.