With a successful 2011 highlighted by big releases from Lil’ Wayne and Drake, YMCMB plans to start off 2012 strong. Birdman recently spoke with Complex and gave an update on his new solo album, Nicki Minaj’s sophomore release, the oft-delayed album from Juelz Santana and Lil’ Wayne, and Tunechi’s new solo project coming this spring. Don’t take the last point too serious as release dates come and go.

“Wayne’s got an album he’s about to drop real soon. Its called I am not a Human Being 2. It’s gonna be before the summer for sure. We haven’t picked the date yet. Whenever he’s ready to drop his album, we’re gonna make it do what it do. He’s definitely got an album done and ready to go. Wayne works a lot. There’s no telling [if Rebirth 2 will happen]. But I know for sure we’ve got I Am Not A Human Being 2 ready to go. That’s the next project.”

Photo Credit: Derick G.

Read the rest of the interview, and footage from YMCMB’s Australia takeover after the jump….

Birdman on Like Father, Like Son 2 LP with Lil’ Wayne:

“We got that finished too. We’ve been recording that. We never stopped recording [for] that. We got songs we want. When we get ready to drop it, we’ll probably do that in the 4th quarter. Wayne wants to do the I am Not a Human Being 2 and I want to do my solo album too, so we’ll probably do that later on.”

Birdman on I Can’t Feel My Face album from Juelz Santana & Lil’ Wayne:

“I don’t know. I know Juelz and Wayne talk a lot and do work a lot but that’s on them. Whatever Juelz and Wayne do we’re gonna support that. But I know the next album my son puts out is going to be I am Not a Human Being 2.”

Birdman on Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded:

“I just came from listening to her album. She’s grown so much as an artist. She’s so talented that this shit is scary. Like, wow she really is the female Weezy. Hands down she bad as a motherfucker. Her talents, skills, and what she done with her music and the way she is in front of a camera. She’s just so talented to be so young. It’s a brand new style. I’m just so glad she’s on our team.”

Birdman on his solo Bigga Than Life LP:

“I could say its one of my best projects. We always say that but I mean you’re supposed to always get better with time/ We got so much growth, experience, and we’re surrounded by  great, young talent. They make it so easy for me to do music and I’m still enjoying it. I don’t love nothing more in life—outside of God and my family—than working with this music and [turning] these youngsters into superstars.”

via Complex

Derick G. documents YMCMB’s visit to Australia last year, with a short stop over in Hawaii. For more photos, click here.

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