Lil Wayne

Lil Wayne Wraps ‘Tha Carter IV,’ Announces Release Date

Lil Wayne is about to take over. After a long wait, the Young Money leader has announced an official release date for Tha Carter IV.

Following the release of his Cory Gunz-assisted single “6 Foot 7 Foot,” Weezy explained that his highly-anticipated album is already in the can and will drop on May 16. “Tha Carter IV is done,” he told MTV News. “All they need to do is tell [manager Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it. Tez, stop sitting on Tha Carter IV and put the album out.”

Bryant confirmed the release date last night while backstage at the “I Am Music II” tour kickoff in Providence, Rhode Island. “May 16, believe that,” added Tunechi. “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.”

This marks the hip-hop martian’s first album since being released from jail in November. Though a final tracklisting has yet to be revealed, Nicki Minaj and Drake have recorded guest verses for the project.