Juelz Santana is back in his music bag in a big way, so much so that he’s announced a brand new project that he’ll be dropping next month.
The Dipset rapper posted a video on Instagram on Friday (November 18) showing him sat behind a mixing console in the studio and smoking a blunt while a new song featuring A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie blares through the speakers in the background.
The track, which finds the Bronx crooner interpolating 50 Cent’s “Many Men,” is set to arrive this coming week, followed by the full project in December.
“FRIENDLY!!! Dropping Next Week MOTION!! Mixtape Dropping Next MONTH… Lets Go #ICFMF #WeInMotion #BackOutSide,” Juelz Santana wrote in his caption.
Juelz’s announcement was welcomed by his loyal followers. “Bruh I’m glad u rapping again,” one fan wrote in the comments section, while another added: “I ain’t going to lie bro it’s about time.”
Juelz Santana has been kicking his music career back into gear this past year. In April, he appeared on fellow Diplomat Jim Jones’ “We Set the Trends (Remix)” alongside Lil Wayne, Migos and DJ Khaled before dropping a new song with Benny The Butcher in August after being challenged to release new music by Funkmaster Flex.
Juelz and Weezy’s rekindled relationship has brought their long-rumored mixtape I Can’t Feel My Face back into focus. During a recent interview with VladTV, Santana blamed the project’s shelved release on label “politics.”
“We didn’t get to put the album out on a major label because there was too much politics at the time,” he explained. “You had Def Jam, Universal, Cash Money and Diplomats. Four different entities that had to come upon an agreement and come under one accord to push a project.”
He added: “It was way bigger than us. We didn’t have the end-all control. See, now it’s a lot less. That’s why you can have a Durk and Lil Baby, you can have Drake and Future.”
Speaking to TMZ this past summer, Juelz Santana hinted that the long-awaited project may yet see the light of day.
“All I’ma say is, Wayne is my brother,” he said. “We are never not working on music outside of each other, as well as together, so for us to do a I Can’t Feel My Face project is definitely not unlikely to happen.”
Juelz Santana’s last solo project, #FREESANTANA, dropped in March 2020 during the rapper’s 27-month stint in prison on gun and drug charges. It featured appearances from Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, Jim Jones, Dave East, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and Jeremih.