Lil Wayne and Gucci Mane team up for the cutting, pleading new track “Oh Lord.” Their collaboration will appear on the soundtrack for Birth of a Nation, Nate Parker’s upcoming film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion.
For his verse, Gucci Mane pleads for God to hear his prayer, making references to the slavery and segregation that mark black American history. Wayne comes in for an auto-tuned verse that references the rapper’s long-running feud with Cash Money and former mentor Birdman. “I had to leave the family,” he raps. “I had to cut off CMB, I’m an amputee.”
The soundtrack for Birth of a Nation will be released on Friday and will feature contributions from 2 Chainz, Meek Mill and Pusha T. The film itself will see a theatrical release on October 7th following a successful premiere at Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, where it won the Audience Award and Grand Jury Prize.
Gucci Mane will release his new album Woptober on October 17th. The 14-track LP features guest appearances from Rick Ross and Travis Scott, who appears on the previously released “Last Time.” Woptober arrives just months after July’s Everybody’s Looking, which Gucci Mane recorded in six days following his release after two years in prison.