News: Birdman Wants A Milli "Carter IV" First Week Sales, "The Goal Is To Sell A Million-Plus Copies"

Sunday, Aug 28, 2011 12:54AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Cash Money Records co-owner Birdman has high expectations for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV album by revealing the label's decision to ship two million units in its opening week.

Although the LP is not available until August 29th, Birdman aka Baby said Cash Money has retailers covered.

Cash Money delivered Carter IV to Universal about 10 days in advance, which Williams says was necessary to press the two million units being shipped in its first week. "The goal is to sell a million-plus copies," he explains. Although that's likely what led to Carter IV breaking free, Williams says he's actually OK with leaks, to a point. "I can deal with it for short period of time," he says. It's when you have a leak out for a long time that it's crazy." (Rolling Stone)

Weezy's new album features guest spots from hip-hop stars like Rick Ross, Jadakiss, T-Pain and more.

1. Intro 2. Blunt Blowin 3. MegaMan 4. 6 Foot 7 Foot (Feat. Cory Gunz) 5. Nightmares Of The Bottom 6. She Will (Feat. Drake) 7. How To Hate (Feat. T-Pain) 8. Interlude (Feat. Tech N9ne) 9. John (Feat. Rick Ross) 10. Abortion 11. So Special (Feat. John Legend) 12. How To Love 13. President Carter 14. Its Good (Feat. Drake & Jadakiss) 15. Outro (Feat. Bun B, Nas, Shyne & Busta Rhymes) (Tha Carter IV)

Despite previous pushbacks, the rapper's manager Cortez Bryant recently promised August 29th would be Carter IV's final date.

After many push backs, Bryant tells Billboard there will be no more, "August 29, it's not changing." "He put the mixtape and the album in my hand the same day. He turned it in [to me] yesterday," Bryant tells Billboard. "It's done for the most part, [around] thirty songs [that] I need to carve down to twelve to sixteen, with four or so bonus tracks." So much for those unofficial track listings floating around, aye? Bryant confirmed Nas, Jadakiss and Tech N9ne will appear on "Tha Carter IV." (Billboard)

Young Money's Gudda Gudda recently spoke to SOHH about the LP living up to 2008's triple platinum Tha Carter III.

"I think it's going to be big and I'm not just saying that because he's my homie," Gudda Gudda told SOHH when asked about the delayed project. "I'm just being honest. I think it's going to be big and it can match up to what Tha Carter III did. The expectations are really big and it's going to be really big for hip-hop when it finally comes out." (SOHH)

Check out some recent Lil Wayne footage below:

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