Lil Wayne may be in jail until November, but he has all kinds of things lined up for his release.
First up, as announced back in July, an EP titled I’m Not A Human Being will drop on September 27th, on the rapper’s birthday, which will feature all new material from the incarcerated rapper… and now, Tha Carter IV is up next.
In a recent interview with MTV, Young Money president Mack Maine revealed that when Weezy touches down on November 5th, they plan to drop the highly anticipated album, also knock as C4.
“Tha Carter IV plans we had and still have are to put Tha Carter IV out the day he comes out [of prison],” Mack told MTV this week. “He had so many songs for Tha Carter IV, we said let’s just put these 10 songs out [on I Am Not a Human Being] and double-back for Tha Carter IV. He has more songs for Tha Carter IV that are still strong.”
Despite being locked up, Mack says Wayne is heavily involved in the song selection process for the album, in addition to Birdman.
“It’s basically me, him, Baby and Cortez Bryant mapping it out,” Mack explained. “We had a listening session out here. It was me, Baby and Cortez. I let [Wayne] know these are the ones we picked. He already picked six of them from back there. I let him hear it over the phone. I book him a studio session — kinda like I did for the ‘Light Up’ up remix with Drake. I book him a studio session and let him listen [to tracks] over the phone. ‘Do you like this one?’ ‘Yeah?’ ”
As most have seen, Weezy had shot a slew of visuals for guest spots and the Rebirth LP before going to jail. However, Mack told MTV, none were shot for C4 or I Am Not A Human Being.
Right now, Mack says Young Money is contemplating the idea of just dropping C4 without the release of a single, just to surprise fans when they buy it…
“We might just drop the album that day,” Mack said of C4. “Just hope it don’t leak out and drop it that day. I think it would be crazy, the anticipation.”
In addition to the tentative release of C4 on November 5th, the day Weezy touches down, they are also planning a welcome-home concert that night, which Weezy would headline, but nothing is confirmed at press time.