Atlanta’s DJ Drama is catching heat over today’s delayed release of Lil Wayne‘s The Dedication 4 mixtape just a week after Weezy F. Baby penciled in August 30th as its drop date.
Drama hit up Twitter early Thursday (August 30) to address the hype and fan backlash.
“RT @dshears: @djdrama sooooo… Is it worth stayin up tonight? <~~~~~ naw, yall can get some rest...lol!," he tweeted.
“And the covers… Incredible…”
“Dedication 1 came out a month after Trap or Die. Sh*t crazy…”
“But seriously, I love yall & all, but its my yungin’s bday tomorro so yall better leave me the f*** alone bout that tape! & like that..!”
“RT @ImCyrhen: I have to agree @djdrama is always late lol. <~~~~~~~ #blameDJDrama smh..." (DJ Drama’s Twitter)
Last week, Wayne hinted at the highly anticipated mixtape dropping today.
“D4 aug-30,” he tweeted August 23rd in reference to the upcoming mixtape. (Lil Wayne’s Twitter)
A week prior, the project’s animated cover art hit the Internet.
Lil Wayne’s Dedication 4 mixtape might be pushed back a week, but at least we get a look at the album’s creative cover. Weezy fan Jesse Diebolt designed the artwork, which features a cartoon version of Wayne holding a skateboard. (Looks like even the animated version of the MC favors skateboarding over rapping .) (Idolator)
A few weeks ago, Wayne shelved the mixtape in light of rapper 2 Chainz‘s debut album hitting stores.
“I know I was supposed to drop that Dedication 4 tonight – but listen, my homeboy 2 Chainz just dropped his album yesterday. That’s my real, real, real good homeboy right there and I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody’s eyes, everybody’s attention and everybody’s focus should be on my n*gga 2 Chainz’s album Based On A T.R.U. Story. So therefore I ain’t giving you b*tches Dedication 4 yet. I’ma give it to ya’ll in another week or so. But I ain’t gonna lie, I ain’t finished that motherf*cker. I’ve been skating and sh*t, falling and sh*t and all that type of sh*t, but I’ll give it to you like, next week. Stop trippin’ pimp.” (Bread Over Bed)