Simon Vozick-Levinson
April 27, 2009 AT 08:00 PM EDT

Lil Wayne’s Rebirth has just been postponed for at least the third time: After being bumped all the way from April 7 to May 19 to June 16, the rap-rock album is now slated to come out on June 23. A rep for Wayne’s label, Universal Motown, tells the Music Mix that the latest delay is due to sample clearance issues and the label’s wish to release Rebirth on the same day as the debut album from Wayne’s Young Money crew.

Release date change-ups happen all the time, but when we’re talking about a commercial draw as big as Wayne, it’s a slightly bigger deal. Of course, bear in mind that Tha Carter III was delayed approximately ten zillion times before its instant-platinum debut. So how do you feel about the ever-growing wait for Rebirth?  Are you starting to get impatient to hear Weezy’s rock CD, or are you happy to wait til all involved are good and ready?

More from EW’s Music Mix:
Lil Wayne on The View: Drugs, braces, terrible rap-rock
Eminem’s “3 A.M.”: Hear it here
Who do you want to see on Behind the Music?
The Clipse and Kanye West’s “Kinda Like a Big Deal”: Hear it here

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