Lil Wayne fans, prepared to be disappointed.
On Friday (April 15) the website Rap Dose broke a story that the Young Money captain’s ninth studio album Tha Carter IV will not be released on May 16 as hoped and will instead be released on an undetermined date in June.
The site further reported that the push back is said to not be directly related to rumored tracklisting of the album that was leaked to the web earlier. One of the producers on the album, who went unnamed, spoke about the tracklisting in a brief comment. “Wayne and I did a few records together, but none of the track names in the tracklist look familiar,” said the phantom producer.
With Wayne still pressing on with his popular "I Am Still Music" nationwide tour featuring his Young Money label's big act Nicki Minaj, the New Orleans representative may have lacked the time to tweak and work on the long anticipated opus. The tour wraps up in May after a short Canadian run, however, so perhaps that will allow Weezy to give some attention the record.
The album is already on its second single with “John (If I Die Today)” featuring his tour mate and Maybach Music Group honcho Rick Ross. This past December, Wayne made a big splash shortly after his release from Rikers Island prison with the Bangladesh produced track “6 Foot 7 Foot” alongside Bronx bomber Corey Gunz. With so much buzz, sold out tour dates and a label that’s more than flourishing, Lil Wayne simply can’t lose right now.
But that album sure would be nice, wouldn’t it?
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