If you remember Lil Wayne’s rock album, Rebirth, then you’re probably not really excited for news of the rapper breaking into any territory outside of his pretty well-traversed stomping grounds of girls, money and weed. But whether or not the people want it, Lil Wayne is planning to release an album of love songs.
On the premiere of MTV’s weekly show Hip-Hop POV, Wayne told host Amanda Seales that the album will be called Devol (pronounced “devil”): “It’s spelled d-e-v-o-l, cause that’s ‘loved’ spelled backwards.” He’s a clever Weezy, this one. Also, he probably found out that 69 Love Songs was already taken.
But don’t worry that Wayne’s about to be on some Righteous Brothers type -ish. He went on to clarify “It’s my version of love songs. What I mean by my version of love songs is they’re not saying ‘I love you.'” If you’re curious as to what that might sound like, best guess is probably somewhere between Lil Wayne’s recent cut “She Will,” and “Promise” off Da Drought 3, which was just an effusive litany of things the MC wanted to do to Ciara.
Did we mention that all of this material was written during Weezy’s stint in Riker’s (eat your heart out, “Letter from Birmingham Jail“)? That makes sense; there’s probably nothing like a jail cell and 8 months of nothing but dudes to get a guy in the mood for love.