Aaliyah Returns, Weezy Quits

2:02 pm in Music by Jason Baskey


A week after Snoop Dogg had an “epiphany” and changed his name to Snoop Lion to do reggae with Major Lazer, the hip-hop/R&B world got hit with two more pieces of big news: there may be a new Aaliyah album on the way…and Lil Wayne is bored with rap.

Rumor has it that a whole album’s worth of unused Aaliyah vocal tracks have been sitting around since her death in 2001 and they may be released later this year. Drake is executive producing the album, with beats by Noah “40″ Shebib and Aaliyah’s longtime collaborator, Timbaland. A preview of the first track hit the web a few days ago…what do you guys think?

Apparently his broken clavicle and numerous stitches haven’t put a damper on Lil Wayne’s enthusiasm for skateboarding. Although the rapper’s latest mix tape, “Dedication 4,” drops Aug. 15, last week in an interview with Atlanta radio station Hot 107.9, Wayne said he’s going to be taking a hiatus from his music career to focus his full attention on skateboarding.

“I’m always looking for the next thing to do. It does get pretty boring when it comes to just the rapping and all that type of stuff,” he said.

It might seem like Weezy’s been into the Sizzurp again, but after 9 albums, 17 mix tapes and over a hundred guest appearances…maybe he’s earned a break?