Enter Drake. Ever since Drake signed to the label, the rest has been history. At this early stage in his career, Drake has been forced to lead the crew. Last year, Wayne was found guilty of a gun charge he picked up in 2007. Wayne was sentenced to one year of prison in the state of New York.
There is great chemistry between Lil Wayne and Drake, but the fans have not had a chance to hear much from them. Wayne was featured on "Successful" and "Forever," but he shared time with Trey Songz, Kanye West, and Eminem. But, on the mixtape songs they recorded together, there is an undeniable chemistry between the two rappers. Because of this chemistry and the fact of the two rappers hardly being heard together on one track with no other artists, Lil Wayne has decided to record an album with Drake.
For the remainder of 2010, Lil Wayne will be behind prison, but he will be marketing his album from behind bars. Recently, he released the video for "Knockout" featuring Nicki Minaj and it should soon be on television. When he returns from prison, Lil Wayne will be working on Tha Carter IV. The album should be completed and released before the end of 2011. Following the release of Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne will begin working with Drake on a collaboration album. For over fifteen tracks, the two rappers will trade verses with a few solo songs in between.
Drake confirmed this album earlier today. The album is tentatively slated for a late 2011 release date.