After five years of rumors and speculation, label politics may be the only thing standing in the way of a Juelz Santana and Lil Wayne album.
Taking a break from a very top secret taping at Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Juelz confirmed to BET.com that he is well into recording new material for a full length project with Weezy.
“We actually have about 20 records that’s still never been heard” says the Harlem-bred MC. “We started sending music back and forth and working on some new material.”
Almost a week ago Young Money president Mack Maine announced to XXLmag.com that Lil Wayne’s next musical endeavors would be group projects including a new Young Money album as well as the long awaited collaboration LP, I Can’t Feel My Face, with Juelz Santana. Word of an album between the two MC’s first surfaced in 2006 but after Internet leaks from the project, crew breakups and legal issues an official release never materialized.
“As far as I Can’t Feel My Face, the whole project, it’s just a lot of politics with these major labels,” explains the Dipset member. “Me and Weezy have always been on the same page.”
Given that he last released a solo album in 2004, What the Game’s Been Missing!, Juelz assures fans that some of his new solo projects are forthcoming as well.
“I had a couple of little issues with my contract situation that I had to get right,” says Juelz. “I’m in a better space right now where I can just give the people what I need to give them and just not stop. I just wanted to be able to go and not stop.”
As a quick fix for listeners Juelz will release the long awaited mixtape The Reagan Era later this year.