Monday, April 8, 2013

Lil Wayne: New Album, Tour Info, and Medical Update

Posted By on Mon, Apr 8, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by Penn State
  • Photo from Flickr Creative Commons by Penn State
Despite being leaked through file-sharing websites, Lil Wayne's tenth studio album, I Am Not A Human Being II, was officially released a few weeks ago by Cash Money Records.

The new album, tying in with other Wayne lyrics, is no stranger to vulgarity. (In fact, if you look the album up on the ever so reliable Wikipedia, it has a count of all the the vulgar words and references, which is actually pretty comical. I don't know when skateboarding references became considered vulgar, though.)

His collaboration on the album with popular artists such as 2 Chainz, Drake, Nicki Minaj, and several other talents on the tracks brings an exciting flare to this album, the sequel to I Am Not A Human Being released in 2010.

"It's mixtape Weezy — straight street bangers you're going to hear in the club," Cortez Bryant, Wayne's manager and Chief Visionary Officer of his Young Money label, said according to Rolling Stone. "The sound is more urban, with no R&B hooks, and the wordplay is still incredible and shocking — every bar has some witty punchline. Wayne really took it back to his roots."

Circuiting the media was the fact that Wayne recently spent several days in intensive care due to seizures that began in Los Angeles late Tuesday night on March 12, as reported by TMZ. He was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, then released Wednesday. However, he was readmitted shortly after and placed into an induced coma when his bodyguards found him unconscious on the floor in his room.

The rapper is now doing better and tweeted on March 19 to update fans of his medical condition:

This was not the first time Wayne has been hospitalized for seizures. On Oct. 25 last year, he started convulsing on a private jet. The plane made an emergency landing in Texas, but in route to Los Angeles 24 hours later, he started convulsing again. He then landed in Lousianna and was taken to a hospital, according to Enstarz.

Wayne's new album is not all that he has been working on while battling his medical issues. He is also headlining a tour this summer, "America's Most Wanted Music Festival," with T.I. The artists posted a video about their upcoming tour and Wayne also thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers during his time in the hospital.

Presented by Mountain Dew, the tour will begin on July 9 in Alabama and end in Irvine, Calif. on September 1 with performances by Wayne, T.I., and Future, according to XXL.

Although there is no stop in Tucson, you can catch the music festival on the tail end of the tour in Phoenix on August 25 at Desert Sky Pavilion. To purchase tickets for the performance, click here.

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