Published May 12, 2011When we think of Lil Wayne's music, the words "intimate" and "stripped-down" don't usually come to mind. That's soon going to change, as the rapper has announced that he's going to record an episode of MTV's Unplugged.
The show takes place tonight (May 12) in L.A., and will air on June 12. This is a little more than a week prior to the the currently proposed release date for his new album, Tha Carter IV, which is rumoured to drop June 21. Of course, the album keeps getting pushed back, so it remains to be seen whether Weezy will stick to this date.
MTV bigwig Amy Doyle told Billboard that the show was "pulled together quickly," and revealed that Wayne has been practising hard for the performance.
"[Wayne] just keeps going back to his catalogue," she said. "[The set list] is changing every day."
While we don't know exactly what we will get from the show, MTV asks Unplugged performers to play their classics, a cover, debut new material and feature special guests. Hopefully, this won't mean lots of cuts from Wayne's dubious rock record, Rebirth, reworked as tender ballads.
In related news, Jared Leto's 30 Seconds to Mars are also slated to record an episode of Unplugged. Go here to check out recent performers on the series.