News: Lil Wayne Unleashes Pitbull For "Tha Carter IV"

Thursday, May 5, 2011 11:00AM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may offer fans a taste of Miami with his upcoming Tha Carter IV solo album by possibly using hometown rapper Pitbull on one of the featured tracks.

According to contributing producer Jim Jonsin, Pitbull currently appears on one of Weezy's speculated new songs.

Jonsin reveals that he produced what will likely be the next single from Tha Carter IV, due June 21. "It's got similarities to 'Lollipop,'" says the hitmaker. "It's just a little slower and it has similar sounds in it, so people may relate it to the step-brother of 'Lollipop.' It's also [got] completely different melodies and chords." He shared two potential titles for the song, which are "Blows My Brains" and "She's Always in My Head." Pitbull also contributed to the record, but it's uncertain if he'll appear on the final version. "Pitbull help me write the song," adds Jonsin. "He has a verse and he did like a B-section on there, but I'm not sure if Wayne and Pit have agreed to keep him on there or what." (Rap-Up)

Last week, Young Money president Mack Maine talked about Wayne's new album being delayed.

"He's still perfecting a few things, he's a perfectionist ... changing a few lines," Maine said in an interview. "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...If you calculate all of [the guest appearances], by the time we would've finished mixing, we wouldn't have met the [original] due date to turn in the album. So we had to push it back." (MTV)

Maine also confirmed the album's recently leaked cover art was authentic.

Earlier this week, rumors hit the 'net that Lil Wayne's highly anticipated album, Tha Carter IV, was pushed back from May 16 until June. XXLMag.com has learned exclusively, that the claims are indeed true. Young Money president, Mack Maine, informed XXL that Weezy's follow up to 2008's multi-platinum selling Carter III LP will be hitting shelves on June 21. We also confirmed that the graduation photo of a pre-teenage Wayne, sporting his signature facial tattoos that leaked online earlier this week, as well, is the official cover art to the disc. (XXL Mag)

Wayne's new album artwork draws resemblances to Tha Carter III.

Despite the album being pushed to June 14th, the official album artwork for the Young Money CEO Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV LP has hit the interwebs and has the net talking. Following on from the tatted up baby picture used for Tha Carter III, this installment of Tha Carter series features a slightly older version of young Weezy with his trademark tattoos added. Go Weezy. (Soul Culture)

Tha Carter IV is currently set to hit stores Tuesday, June 21st.

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