Juelz Santana is back with a new mindset and plenty of music for fans to hear. After previous promises of new mixtapes and his third solo album never came to light, the Harlem-native is ready to release his first solo project in over five years with God Will’n. The free project lead by his Lil’ Reese collaboration “Bodies,” features all original music which Juelz calls ‘album songs’ in an interview with VillageVoice. In the piece, Santana speaks on his mixtape title, his hiatus, when we’ll hear another Dipset song, and if the influence of drugs and lean impacted his work ethic in recent years.

What’s different this time around?
I’m gonna treat the situations like I’m a new artist. I’m just hungry again. God Willin is just gonna be the start of a new chapter. I got a new label situation called Anything’s Possible. But it’s still Dipset, Skull Gang. I’m still on Def Jam. I already got the second mixtape done after God Willin where I’ll be rapping over other people’s beats but we’re just going to talk about God Willin for now. I’m just happy to be back in business. I want to enjoy working and go hard and be where I need to be. Right where some of these niggas ain’t supposed to be. I’m still lookin better than a lot of niggas who just dropped albums though. They looking lost out here. It’s time to follow the leader again.

Catch the full interview here as Juelz’ God Will’n drops Monday, January 14 at 12 p.m. EST via LiveMixtapes.

After the jump, Juelz debuts the first episode of his #ROADTOGODWILLIN vlog documenting his trip to Chicago…..

Previously: Juelz Santana – God Will’n (Mixtape Cover)