Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has sent out a warning to fellow hip-hop artists by revealing the title of an upcoming Tha Carter IV track guaranteed to make them quit their day jobs.
While brief with his words, Weezy spoke on the impact “Wayne’s World” will have on the rap game.
Lil Wayne is so confident in his rapping abilities that he claims other rappers will want to hang up the mic after hearing one of his rhyme-heavy records on Tha Carter IV. The Young Money MC invited Rolling Stone to preview “Wayne’s World,” one of the songs expected to make his highly-anticipated album. “There’s a lot of rapping on this,” shared Weezy. “I want other rappers to hear it and say, ‘I quit. I better start making club songs.'” The magazine goes on to describe the track as “three machine-gunning minutes of adenoidal wordplay topped with a triumphant hook.” (Rolling Stone)
Last week, Wayne revealed a projected release date for his new album.
“Tha Carter IV is done,” Wayne told MTV News. “All they need to do is tell Tez [manager Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it. Tez, stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out.” Bryant, Weezy’s longtime manager, was in attendance and provided the specific release date. “May 16, believe that,” Wayne said. “It can come out tomorrow ’cause I’m so finished … Tha Carter IV will be dropping May 16. If you’re not doing anything, do me,” he added. (MTV)
The album was initially slated for release on May 24th.
Get ready to hear a whole lot of Young Money Cash Money Billionaires this summer. YMCMB is readying releases from Wayne, Bow Wow, Lil Twist, G Malone & Brisco, DJ Khaled, Birdman & Jay Sean, and rounding it all out, Drake. Apparently Birdman has officially handed in tentative dates for releases to the CEO of Blu Division Music. Interesting enough the list is titled “YMCMB A Hot Summer.” If this holds true this is going to be the hottest summer under the sun! May 24: Lil Wayne. June 7: Bow Wow. June 14: G Malone & Brisco. June 21: Lil Twist. June 28: DJ Khaled. July 5: Birdman & Jay Sean. September 13: Drake. (The Source)
In addition to being featured on Carter IV, Young Money’s Nicki Minaj recently described the album’s superior production.
“Of course, if Wayne would have me, yes,” Minaj told Tim Westwood when asked if she will appear on Tha Carter IV. “I think that’s going to be very anticipated. I think it’s already being anticipated. His beat selection alone is going to friggin’ kill. I’ve already heard a couple of the beats, in fact, the other day, I went to tell this producer, ‘Yo, hold that beat for me.’ And he said, Wayne already took it. And it hurt my heart, I was like, ‘Errr’. But yeah, he’s snatching them up. He’s ready. I cannot wait. I’m just, I’m proud of him. I’m super proud of him.” (“Tim Westwood TV”)
Tha Carter IV is slated to drop Tuesday, May 16th.
Check out Nicki Minaj speaking on Tha Carter IV down below: