Retailer had sent out copies of 'rock' album early

Lil Wayne‘s new album ‘Rebirth’ has leaked online after accidentally sent out copies of the album before its release date.

‘Rebirth”s release date was recently put back from this month to February 1 next year.

However around 500 copies of the album were shipped early to customers who had pre-ordered the record, reports Billboard.

‘Rebirth’ is Lil Wayne‘s long-awaited “rock” album, which sees him embracing guitars.

The rapper is due to start a prison sentence for gun charges in February.