Lil Wayne is writing furiously in anticipation of his post-prison return to Hip-Hop, family and the free world.
“He hasn’t written out rhymes since the Hot Boys,” Birdman told Rolling Stone in the November edition of the magazine. “There’s a different swagger coming from Wayne, different things to talk about.”
Lil Wayne has served eight months in Rikers Island in New York on weapons charges. The rapper recently was banished to solitary confinement after guards found an mp3 chargers and headphones in his cell, forbidden items considered contraband.
Manager Cortez Bryant said that the new material focus largely on his time incarcerated, life and success.
“He’s had time to take everything in from the years leading up to this to going in,” Bryant said. "He's finally been able to put things in perspective."
When he is released, Birdman aka Baby said Wayne will go straight to the studio to record his new material. Wayne is expected to release Tha Carter IV in early 2011.
“He’s our super superstar, he’s our Michael Jackson.” Birdman said. “We did great while he was gone, and I know we’re going to do even better when he comes home.”
Lil Wayne is set to leave Rikers on Nov. 4. He is expected to spend time with his immediate family and then have a party in Miami.
Houston rapper Paul Wall recent took the time to talk about his successes with his music and his clothing line with Travis Barker, Expensive Taste.
“We got our clothing line Expensive Taste and its been active for a few years, but its really starting to take off especially in the Texas markets, being its where I’m from,” Paul Wall told AllHipHop.com.
Narrowing their focus to street wear, the Expensive Taste clothing brand is launching a whole new line of gear set to hit stores this fall.
“We have a new line that we are getting ready to drop, the street wear in the past has always been good for us,” and excited Paul Wall added. “We have the shirts and the beanies, the hoodies, a few girl products and designs, so a lot of stores have been giving a lot of support."
Paul also gave AllHipHop an idea of how the brand expanded to its current levels of success and how it has evolved from a musical project to a clothing company.
“The clothing line came about because we started a group together and a while back the group the Transplants had took a break, and when they did that we formed this group called Expensive Taste as a music group, and we couldn’t get the record label to get behind us for who knows why,” Paul told AllHipHop.com.
"We had already been selling a lot of tour merchandise and on the tour and over the internet we had a pretty big following. Mr. Cartoon did our original Expensive Taste logo and its been amazing how many people believe in the brand and are a part of the brand," Paul Wall continued. "Its our lifestyle and its just everyday clothes to make us feel comfortable about our lifestyle.”
While the clothing business is starting to take off, Paul Wall and Travis Barker have not abandoned their plans to create music together.
Over the past month, the pair have been in the recording studio making material to be released in 2011.
"I have been working a lot and recording in California out in LA with Travis Barker out in his studio and also my boy Marty James and doing a lot of stuff with him and so sometime next year I am going to be putting out a new album and recording music,” Paul Wall revealed. “I Haven’t come out with a name or a concept, but I am just getting the ball rolling and recording music."