August 29, 2011, the day after the VMAs, at midnight, is the official release date for the much anticipated Lil’ Wayne album Tha Carter IV. Tha Carter IV, which was delayed by Weezy’s eight month stint in jail, will be available digitally after the MTV Video Music Awards, which he is also slated to perform at.
Lil’ Wayne, a notorious workaholic, has been extra busy lately, he released a mixtape on July 13th humorously titled Sorry 4 The Wait (In reference to Tha Carter 4/IV) AND he’s officially announced a collaboration album with fellow Cash/Young Money signee Drake.
He said in a press statement on his surprise album release,
“I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea. I hope that I can open the door for others.”
…Hopefully Tha Carter IV will fare better than his last two albums, Rebirth and I Am Not A Human Being, both from 2010.
He’s up for two VMAs, Best Hip-Hop Video Best (“6 Foot, 7 Foot”) and best Collaboration (“Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes) in both categories he faces off against his other Cash Money labelmate, superbASS ladyrapper Nicki Minaj.