SOHH Whatcha Think: Did 'The Carter 4' Leak Kill Wayne's Chance At Crushing 'The Throne'? [Click Here & Speak]
Wednesday, Aug 24, 2011 11:55PM
D*mn. Cole World. Just days before Weezy's highly anticipated Carter 4 was set to drop, the album found its way online and became available to the world via free download.
[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH.com]
Be clear: The Carter 4 is out. Unofficially. And if illegal downloads counted toward moved units, there's a very good chance its headed toward gold at this very moment.
Speaking of gold status, Watch The Throne recently earned a gold plaque -- nearly two weeks after its release. Considering there was no leak up to the night of its release, many expected it would sell alot more, alot sooner.
Which leads to our question of the day: Considering that The Carter 3 hit plat in a week despite a massive leak, is there still a chance Wayne's latest album could commercially crush the Jay-Z/Kanye project?
The Carter 4 has an impressive list of guest features, a wide range of producers and the legacy of the Carter series on its side. While the hype can't compare to WTT, positive word of mouth following the leak may help push it past gold within the first week.
Negative opinons about the album, however, may hurt sales tremendously.
Even if Lil' Tunechi is fails to topple The Throne, he may still draw blood, as The Carter 4 contains a couple of retaliation shots aimed directly at Mr. and Mrs. Carter.
"Talkin' 'bout baby money, I gotcha baby money," Wayne raps. "Kidnap your b*tch get that how much you love your lady money / I know you fake, n*gga / Press your brakes, n*gga / I'll take you out, that's a date, n*gga / I'm a grown a** blood, stop playing with me / Play a**hole, and get an a** whippin' / I think you pussycat, hello kitty." ("It's Good")
Time will tell if Jigga takes the bait.
SOHH Watcha Think -- Did The Carter 4 leak hurt Wayne's chance at crushing The Throne?
Clips from C4 are being pulled off the Web as fast as they go up, so instead, check out this track from Game f/ Tyler the Creator and Lil' Wayne below:
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[Editor's Note: The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of SOHH]