Even with his Rebirth perpetually delayed, Lil Wayne seems to be everywhere these days: The new Madonna song “Revolver,” Chris Brown’s first single off Graffiti called “Transformer” and, as MTV reports, Weezer’s Raditude.
That’s right, Weezy and Weezer will appear together on the band’s track “Can’t Stop Partying.” On the band’s dictionary-defying new album, out October 27th, frontman Rivers Cuomo wanted to try his hand at some different genres, including R&B. For the transformation, Cuomo hooked up with producer Jermaine Dupri for “Partying.”
“It was a real challenge for me, taking his ideas, which are very slick, R&B party [ideas], and giving it some kind of edge, some darkness, making it work with rock, making it work with Weezer,” Cuomo told MTV. To add to the authenticity, Weezer next recruited the King of the Cameo and a fledgling rocker in his own right, Lil Wayne.
“Any other rapper would’ve just done, ‘Yay, we’re partying! Let’s drink and have fun,’ but he gave it the edge I was looking for. You can hear in his voice, it sounds so dark, like he was gonna get shot or something when he walks out of the studio,” Rivers told MTV. “So I was real happy that everyone involved got what we were going for.” Raditude will also feature production from the likes of Butch Walker, Dr. Luke and the All-American Rejects guys. As Rolling Stone, the album’s deluxe version will also sport Weezer’s mash-up of MGMT’s “Kids” with Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” previously reported
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