Lil Wayne won’t be dropping his eagerly awaited Tha Carter IV next month as projected.
Young Money president Mack Maine revealed to MTV News this week that Weezy fans will have to wait until June 21 to get their hands on the rapper’s next album. But the label is banking on hopes that the album will be well worth the added wait.
So, what’s the hold up? Collaborators! Wayne is reportedly waiting for guests on his album to turn in their verses for Tha Carter IV; the rapper is also making a few minor tweaks to the studio project while he waits. "He’s still perfecting a few things, he’s a perfectionist," Mack said. "We also have a huge record that wasn’t done yet. We’re in L.A. right now. We have a little studio time and it should be done probably by Monday."
At the rate it’s going, Mack said they would have had to delay the album’s release date anyway. "If you calculate [the guest features], by the time we would’ve finished mixing, we wouldn’t have met the [original] due date to turn in the album," Mack explained. "So we had to push it back."
Mack also brushed aside Weezy’s rumored full track list, a version of which leaked online recently. Although he didn’t confirm that any of the songs listed were on the album, he didn’t deny their status either.
"I’m pretty sure it can’t be all the way accurate, because I don’t even have all the features back on some of it, and two [of the] songs haven’t been done yet," Mack said.
— Sonya Eskridge