(AllHipHop News) Back in December Juelz Santana announced that he tapped Young Money leader Lil Wayne to executive produce his upcoming album Born To Lose, Built To Win.
The unexpected announcement had many wondering what exactly Wayne’s role would be in crafting the album. The Dipset veteran recently explained that Wayne will not just be attached to the project in name only, but will be a hands-on contributor.
“I don’t need to just say Wayne’s executive producing,” Santana told RealTalkNewYork. “I feel like getting with Wayne, us together we can get the results I need.”
Born To Lose, Built To Win will be Santana’s first solo studio album since 2005’s What The Game’s Been Missing. It will also be his first official full length collaboration with Lil Wayne since the duo’s Blow mixtape in 2006.
Blow, hosted by DJ Mick Boogie, was suppose to serve as a prequel to the oft-delayed Wayne-Santana album I Can’t Feel My Face. Santana was also featured on the track “You Ain’t Got Nothin” off Wayne’s multi-platinum Tha Carter III in 2008. Like their previous projects, Santana plans for his latest work with Wayne to be a true collaborative effort.
“I’m not just going to send him records and ask him what he thinks or he’s not just going to send me records and I just do the records that he likes. It’s not going to be that. It’s going to be a collective..us figuring out what’s the best way to be successful…have a great product that the people appreciate and like.”
Before Santana releases his next LP, the Harlem resident will be dropping his new mixtape God Willin’ later today. Juelz recently released a trailer for the free project revealing he’s been in the studio with Wayne, Lloyd Banks, Wiz Khalifa, Future, Wale, Jadakiss, and more.