Just one week ago when Birdman announced Wayne’s upcoming rock album Rebirth was pushed back to be released in February 2010, Santa brings us fans an early Xmas present.
A distributor under Amazon.com has accidentally released the album which is not supposed to be out for another 2 months. Perhaps it was because of the six date changes or the confusing statements of Birdman, many lucky customers who had the album pre-ordered were happy to open their mailbox to a rare actual Lil Wayne album. Many customers, who pre-ordered the album, have commented on the Amazon site whether or not they received the album or not. Amazon has not yet released a statement about the incident but have predicted that 500 copies of the album were delivered.
While some lucky ones received the album today, all the albums that were on their way are being shipped back to Amazon. If you are not one of the few customers who received the premature shipped album, you can enjoy his newest track with Eminem HERE.
In an effort to centralize his many industry hats, Nick Cannon has announced today (December 15) the formation of NCredible Entertainment to handle his projects in TV, film, music, digital music, publishing and radio.
Cannon adds the NCredible CEO position with his role as Chairman/CEO of TeenNick, the 24-hour Nickelodeon network.
NCredible offices have opened in New York and Los Angeles, with a supporting cast of industry veterans in Ray Brown (Music Division), Tracy Nguyen (PR and Marketing), Dorian Graham (Television Division), and Cannon manager Michael Goldman.
First up for the versatile entertainer will be a currently untitled Hip-Hop puppet project for Adult Swim.
The show, which is said to hold similarities to HBO’s hit series Entourage, will revolve around members of a Hip-Hop group who live as roommates and struggle to become stars in the industry.
In partnership with MTV, Cannon’s NCredible collective has produced a docudrama pilot on Bronx emcee Cory Gunz entitled “Son of a Gun: A True Bronx Tale.”
Gunz is signed to Cannon’s label, and at press time additional episodes are being filmed.
Other music acts in development under the NCredible umbrella include R&B group RydazNRtist, Malibu Hip-Hop/pop star Colette Carr, and Trinidadian artist Aaron Fresh.
Cannon returns to TV on December 25 at the 26th Annual Disney Parks Christmas Parade with co-hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
The 2 hour ABC special airs at 10AM EST. On New Years Day, the entertainer will conduct his year end segment, “Nick Cannon Presents Hatin’ on ’09,” exclusively for MTV.
At press time, Nick Cannon’s early 2010 projects will be 6AM-10AM radio slot for CBS’ 92.3 Now (http:923now.com), and director duties for the Nickelodeon film School Gyrls, airing February 21.