Welcome to Wayne’s World: Anticipating Tha Carter IV

Welcome To Wayne's World: Anticipating Tha Carter IV

Recording ceaselessly, trangressing genres and constantly generating a buzz, Lil Wayne is not your average rapper; but why should we anticipate ‘Tha Carter IV?’

Hate him or love him, Lil Wayne is a hot topic and if the past few years are anything to go by, he will probably remain as such for the foreseeable future. There is little doubt that his masterwork Tha Carter III truly cemented him as one of the defining Hip Hop artists of our generation.

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Lil Wayne Tha Carter IV/Rebirth Double Album

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After months of speculation following the massive international success of Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter III album, Cash Money boss Birdman has confirmed that Lil Wayne will be dropping a double album featuring both his Rebirth and Tha Carter IV projects in December.

Wayne had announced that he had a ‘surprise’ for fans in a recent interview with DJ Drama. Although Birdman then revealed that, “he’s coming with the rock album and Tha Carter IV. It’s gonna be a double disc and the Young Money album all on the same day.”

UPDATE: Contrary to Baby’s original statements regarding the Lil Wayne releases, Weezy himself has now clarified that he will not release Tha Carter IV and Rebirth as a double album. The superstar rapper stated in a recent interview that ‘it won’t be given like that.’ He continued to explain, ‘trust me, it won’t be given like that because Tha Carter IV deserves Tha Carter IV. And that’s that.’

Weezy then clarified, ‘Rebirth may come as a double [album] which comes with the Young Money All-Stars disc. Yeah, so it may be the Young Money All-Stars and Rebirth.’

UPDATE: Lil Wayne’s Rebirth double album is now due to drop on February 1st 2010.

Omarion Clarifies Young Money Situation

After Mack Maine released a statement about R&B singer Omarion’s release from the label Young Money, the hip hop community was lead to believe that the former B2K singer was fired following the unauthorised leak of a collaboration between him and Lil Wayne. Omarion yesterday released a written statement to allhiphop.com (conicidently, the new home of Info) in an attempt to clarify the situation, claiming he has “a lot of respect and admiration for the genius of Lil ‘Wayne and the entire Young Money family.”

The singer then denied reports from the Young Money camp, stating that he had in fact actually asked Weezy to be released:

“I asked to be released from the label to pursue other opportunities that were recently presented to me. Because of our relationship, Lil’ Wayne had no issue with us ending our business relationship and released me from the label. Lil’ Wayne and I have nothing but love for each other, there is no Beef.”

He then downplayed rumours that he had leaked the collaboration “I Get It In” online, as was suggested by Mack Maine:

“I also wanted to make it clear that my company nor did I, leak the song, “I Get It In” and I want to dispel any rumors that have surfaced. I appreciate my relationship with Young Money/ Cash Money and look forward to doing business in the future.”

Omarion is expected to announce his new home in the near future. He is currently working on his next studio project, which is now reportedly due to be named ‘Ollusion.’ Interestingly, the Omarion feature on former Young Money labelmate Drake’s ‘So Far Gone’ mixtape has been cut from the re-release, although perhaps it is best to not read too much into this, as the tape’s tracklist has been cut down from 17 to 7 tracks.

Omarion No Longer Getting Young Money

Lil Wayne and Baby’s Cash Money clique have recently been the source of much speculation. Recently, rumours have been circulated throughout the online hip hop community about Omarion’s alleged departure from Young Money. The former B2K singer only joined Lil Wayne’s imprint in the beginning of June this year.

Mack Maine, the president of Young Money, which was founded by Lil Wayne in 2003, released a written statement explaining the situation. Maine confirmed that the news was not a rumour, staying:

“Omarion is no longer with Young Money. May God be with him and his future endeavors.”

Omarion was allegedly dismissed from the label for leaking a collaboration with Lil Wayne. The singer will now have to find a new label to release his latest album ‘A New Me.’

The announcement come just shortly after the news that rapper Bow Wow would be joining the Cash Money family.