Lil Wayne Debuts New Single, 'Right Above It,' Featuring Drake
Lil Wayne dominated New York's hip-hop radioÂ stations on Tuesday night, when the Cash Money Records superstar conducted an interview on Hot 97, and almost simultaneously, his new single, "Right Above It," featuring Drake, premiered on Power 105.
The song is the first effort from Lil Wayne's forthcoming EP, I'm Not a Human Being, slated for release on September 27 (Lil Wayne's birthday).
During his Hot 97 interview with Funkmaster Flex, Wayne said he recorded the music for his upcoming EP before turning himself in to serve a yearlong prison sentence.
"Yes, it's gonna drop before Carter IV, only on the Internet," Wayne said over the phone. "This is stuff that I recorded right before I came here."
"Meet me on the fresh train," Wayne raps over the synth-laden production. "Yes, I'm in the building, you just on the list of guest names/ And all of my riders don't give a f---, X-games/ Guns turn you boys into ... sex change."
Wayne later chants on the chorus: "Now tell me how you love it/ And know you at the top and only heaven's right above it."
Earlier this year, Drake told MTV2's "Sucker Free" host DJ Envy that he and Lil Wayne are planning on recording a joint project once Wayne finishes his sentence.
"I went up to Rikers, and me and Wayne agreed that there will be a Lil Wayne/ Drake album," Drake explained. "There's some things I'm excited for in my life – I'm excited to go perform certain places – but [this project] will probably be one of the most exciting things in my life, because we make music on a different level. It's just so fun, so comfortable. A whole album? To think about all the things we can do, especially if we're gonna do 15 songs. Me and him don't like to do 12, 13 [songs]. We want to do 15, 16. Yeah, Lil Wayne and Drake album."
Download "Right Above It".