Lil Wayne and Juelz Santana’s joint project is getting a revival.
The rappers’ lost album I Can’t Feel My Face never saw the light of day, but a new version appears to be in the works. During a recent interview with Report Card Radio’s Mikey T The Movie Star (via Complex), Dipset’s Un Kasa revealed that the Young Money boss and Diplomats MC are reworking their collaborative project.
“They got a whole new album now,” said Un Kasa. “I ain’t hear none of it. I might have heard some snippets before ‘Elz got incarcerated, but they got a whole new album that they supposed to put out together.”
— Lil Wayne HQ (@lilwaynehq_2) February 9, 2021
While Un Kasa hasn’t been privy to the new material, he was around for “every moment” of the recording of the original I Can’t Feel My Face.
“Him and ‘Elz might have did a few songs together in the same studio but pretty much that whole project was coming through emails,” he recalled. “‘Elz would do a verse and a hook, send it to Wayne. No longer than 25 minutes to a half an hour, Wayne would have that shit sent back in an email.”
This was fresh off the June 2008 release of Tha Carter III when Wayne sold 1 million units in his first week. However, he still found time to record. “He did a song for Skull Gang on the day he went platinum. The day he found out he went platinum in a week, he sent two songs back for Skull Gang that never came out.”
The original I Can’t Feel My Face was never released, but Kasa says it wasn’t because of Weezy or Juelz. “I think the reason that album didn’t go–it wasn’t because of the artists or Wayne or ‘Elz,” he explained. “I don’t think they could figure out the business of it.”