News: Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Pushed Back Beyond 6 Month, 7 Month

Thursday, Jun 2, 2011 12:20PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV continues to keep fans waiting as new reports claim the long-awaited project will be released in August.

Initial speculation points at the project's lack of major buzz as a possible reason for its delay.

Looks like "John" featuring Rozay wasn't picking up the steam it needed. The good folks over at Universal just let loose a new release date for Dwayne's highly anticipated Carter IV which is now August 29th and not June 21st. However, with his recently released left field single "How To Love", I'm sure the Young Money leader will have plenty of leg room to work that as well as a visual for the effort. Hell, The Martian might be able to let go of another offering as well. (You Heard That New)

While an explanation has not yet been issued, an official confirmation of the delay has emerged.

XXLMag.com has learned that Lil Wayne's highly anticipated eighth studio album, Tha Carter IV, has been pushed back. Last set to come out on June 21, a rep for Weezy's parent label, Universal Motown, has confirmed with XXL that the disc will now be delayed until August 29. We also learned his next single will be hitting the airwaves around July 4. That song has yet to be determined. (XXL Mag)

Prior to its new release date, Young Money president Mack Maine said the project's delay was in relation to Wayne's decision to perfect its music.

"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)

Last month, Wayne performed a portion of the album live and promised the LP would provide a surprise for fans upon its release.

During the MTV Unplugged concert he also treated the hundreds of fans who packed a soundstage at Sony Studios to a track off his highly anticipated disc, "Tha Carter IV," with a performance of "Nightmares of the Bottom," where he reflected on his troubles -- with a bit of humor. He's tight-lipped about the disc, which was pushed back to a June 21 release, but did offer a cryptic teaser when asked about it. "Just know that I have a pleasant surprise. A very pleasant surprise for this album when it comes out," he said. "I'm only doing this for the fans. Which I do every ... thing for." (Los Angeles Times)

Tha Carter IV is currently set to hit store shelves Monday, August 29th.

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