Monday, March 21, 2011

Lil Wayne's The Carter IV To Drop May 16th

Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated The Carter IV will be released on May 16th. The superstar rapper revealed the news on MTV during the opening night for his I Am Music II Tour in Rhode Island.

"Tha Carter IV is done," Wayne said. "All they need to do is tell Tez [Wayne's Manager, Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it…It can come out tomorrow 'cause I'm so finished…Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you're not doing anything, do me."

The new disc will be Wayne's first release since he was released from prison last September, and while much of material was recorded before his prison stint, it is likely that the album will feature all newly recorded tracks.  Besides The Carter IV's first single, the Bangladesh-produced "6 Foot, 7 Foot," Wayne has been tight-lipped about the rest of album.

Young Money protege Nicki Minaj told MTV News she'd done a verse for the album while on the set of her "Super Bass" video. "I think Carter IV is gonna just be exceptional, of course," she said. "I think Wayne is definitely on his grind crazy right now."

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