The Road to Tha Carter IV

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    The Road to <em>Tha Carter IV</em>
    <em>Tha Carter IV</em> is finally here. In the three years since Lil Wayne announced the fourth part of his <em>Carter</em> series, the New Orleans MC released three albums, three mixtapes, won four Grammys, signed two superstars (Drake, Nicki Minaj) ,welcomed three children into the world, served 8 months in New York’s Rikers Island for gun possession and has seen <em>C4</em> pushed back several times, among other things. <em>XXL</em> looks back on Wayne’s road to <em>Tha Carter IV</em>.—<em>XXL Staff</em>
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    Lil Wayne Begins Recording <em>Tha Carter IV</em> (October 2008)
    With <em>Tha Carter III</em> still fresh, Wayne began recording the next installment to his <em>Carter</em> series, <em>Tha Carter IV</em>, in 2008. Tunechi would put the album on hold several times in the course of the next three years, namely to drop a rock/rap hybrid project, <em>Rebirth</em>, a collection of <em>Carter IV</em> throwaways, <em>I’m Not a Human Being</em> in 2010 and an 8-month prison sentence in Rikers Island for gun possession that same year.
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    Lil Wayne’s Second Child Is Born (October (2008)
    On October 22, 2008, Weezy’s first son, Dwayne Carter III was born at the Christ Hospital in Cincinati. The identity of the woman was unknown at the time, but later confirmed as Sarah Vivan.
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    Lil Wayne Refuses to Go Through Security Check, Misses Show (October 2008)
    Weezy continued his string of no shows on October 28, 2008 when he refused to go through Banknorth Garden security before his JAM’N 94.5 performance in Boston. Wayne left, leaving co-headliner Jay-Z to fill in.
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    Lil Wayne Releases <em>Dedication 3</em> (November 2008)
    On November 14, 2008, Wayne dropped the first of several projects to hold his fans down in preparation for <em>Tha Carter IV</em>: The DJ Drama-Hosted <em>Dedication 3</em>.
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    Lil Wayne Becomes First Rapper to Perform At Country Music Awards (November 2008)
    On November 12, 2008, Lil Tunechi became the first hip-hop artist to appear at the Country Music Awards when he performed alongside Kid Rock for a rendition of his track, “All Summer Long.” Wayne, sporting a Tennessee Titan jersey, strummed on a guitar while Rock sang.
  • Wayne Tracks Dissing 50 Cent Surface (November 2008)
    Lil Wayne Track Dissing 50 Cent Surfaces (November 2008)
    Though Wayne seemingly hadn’t bitten on 50 Cent’s bait, tracks of the rapper subliminally dissing Fif leaked in November 2008. Rather than strike back immediately, 50 suggested that Weezy explain the record. Wayne has yet to address the track to date.
  • Lil Wayne Leads All Grammy Nominees (December 2008)
    Lil Wayne Leads All Grammy Nominees (December 2008)
    On December 4, 2008, Mr. Carter nabbed eight Grammy Nominations for the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, including the coveted Album of the Year for <em>Tha Carter III</em>.
  • Lil Wayne Announces Rebirth January 2009
    Lil Wayne Announces <em>Rebirth</em> (January 2009)
    After contemplating a re-release of <em>Tha Carter III</em>, Weezy decided to experiment with a rock album, <em>Rebirth</em>. Once again, <em>Tha Carter IV</em> was put on hold.
  • Lil Wayne vs. Katie Couric February 2009
    Lil Wayne vs. Katie Couric (February 2009)
    Wayne made a memorable appearance on Katie Couric’s <em>All Access Grammy</em> Special. Wayne took Couric bowling, revisited Hurricane Katrina, addressed the absence of his father and famously quipped, “I’m a gangsta, Ms. Katie.”
  • Lil Wayne Wins Big At the Grammys February 2009
    Lil Wayne Wins Big At the Grammys (February 2009)
    On February 8, 2009, Wayne took home four Grammys, including Best Rap Album for <em>Tha Carter III</em>, Best Rap Solo Performance for “A Milli,” Best Rap Song for “Lollipop” and Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group for T.I. and Jay-Z’s “Swagga Like Us.” Wayne also took the stage with the aforementioned MCs, Kanye West and a very pregnant M.I.A. for a historic performance that night.
  • Lil Wayne Sues QD3 Over <em>The Carter</em> Documentary (April 2009)
    Lil Wayne Sues QD3 Over <em>The Carter</em> Documentary (April 2009)
    In April 2009, news surfaced that Wayne filed a lawsuit against QD3 and his production company requesting an injunction of his <em>Carter</em> documentary earlier that year. Wayne reportedly filed the suit shortly following the movie’s second screening at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. The rapper claimed he’d been promised final cut approval, but the court document cited that QD3 made an attempt at a “scandalous portrayal.” Word has is Wayne wanted scenes of him sipping syrup to be edited out of the film. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael S. Mink denied Wayne’s suit on April 21.
  • Lil Wayne Officially Signs Drake to Young Money (June 2009)
    Lil Wayne Officially Signs Drake to Young Money (June 2009)
    After a bidding war in which every label from Def Jam to Warner Bros. tried to acquire Drake’s services, the Toronto MC solidified his bond with Wayne by signing with the rapper’s Young Money imprint. Long known for being a rhyme animal, the coup established Wayne as a capable CEO.
  • Lil Wayne Kicks Off America’s Most Wanted Tour (July 2009)
    Lil Wayne Kicks Off America’s Most Wanted Tour (July 2009)
    Weezy tapped new signee Drake, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy and his Young Money stable for the America’s Most Wanted tour. The 32-city (10 dates were later added) trek took Wayne and crew across America, starting with a date in Scranton, PA on July 27 and ending in Sunrise, Fla on September 6.
  • Lil Wayne Officially Signs Nicki Minaj to Young Money August 2009
    Lil Wayne Officially Signs Nicki Minaj to Young Money (August 2009)
    Roughly two months after securing Drake for his team, Weezy put his CEO hat back on and inked Nicki Minaj to his Young Money Entertainment.
  • Lauren London Gives Birth to Wayne’s Third Child September 2009
    Lauren London Gives Birth to Wayne’s Third Child (September 2009)
    On September 12, 2009, actress Lauren London gave birth to Wayne’s third child (and second son) Lennox Samuel Ari Carter at Los Angeles’ Cedar Sinai Hospital.
  • Lil Wayne Drops emNo Ceilingsem Mixtape October 2009
    Lil Wayne Drops <em>No Ceilings</em> Mixtape (October 2009)
    Weezy released his <em>No Ceilings</em> mixtape on October 31, 2009. The tape mainly features Birdman Jr. spazzing over popular instrumentals like Jay-Z’s “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune)" and F.L.Y.’s “Swag Surfin.”
  • Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Possession October 2009
    Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty to Felony Gun Possession (October 2009)
    Well over two years after being arrested with a .40 caliber handgun and marijuana in New York, Wayne plead guilty to a felony gun possession charge on October 22, 2009. He’s initially scheduled to be sentenced in February and is expected to serve up to one year in prison as part of the plea deal.
  • <em>The Carter</em> Documentary Hits Theaters (November 2009)
    <em>The Carter</em> Documentary Hits Theaters (November 2009)
    Despite Wayne’s attempt to stop the movie, QD3’s <em>The Carter</em> documentary was released on November 17, 2009. The doc topped iTunes’ movie chart in its first week of release.
  • Nivea Gives Birth to Lil Wayne’s Fourth Child November 2009
    Nivea Gives Birth to Lil Wayne’s Fourth Child (November 2009)
    On November 30, 2009, R&B singer gave birth to Wayne’s third son, Neal Carter. Young Money president Mack Maine announced the birth on Twitter. "Thank god!!! Baby Neal was born healthy to Nivea Nash and Dwayne Carter!!!!” he tweeted. “Thanx 4 all the blessings n support!!!! Love ya heard me!!!"
  • Young Money’s emWe Are Young Moneyem Compilation Hits stores December 2009
    Young Money’s <em>We Are Young Money</em> Compilation Hits Stores (December 2009)
    High off the recent signings of Drake and Nicki Minaj, Wayne’s Young Money crew released <em>We Are Young Money</em> on December 21, 2009. The disc featured the Lloyd-assisted “Bedrock,” which peaked at No.9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album went on to sell over 500,000 copies to date.
  • Lil Wayne Detained in Texas After Cops Find Marijuana on Tour Bus December 2009
    Lil Wayne Detained in Texas After Cops Find Marijuana on tour Bus (December 2009)
    U.S. Border Patrol Agents, with the help of drug-sniffing dogs, found marijuana on two of Lil Wayne’s tour buses. Weezy is amongst a dozen detained, before being released. The bus was en route to Laredo, Texas following a concert stop.
  • Lil Wayne Releases Rebirth February 2010
    Lil Wayne Releases <em>Rebirth</em> (February 2010)
    With a rock-infused sound, Weezy’s seventh solo studio album <i>Rebirth</i> moves 176,000 units its first week and lands at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. The album features the likes of Kevin Rudolf, Nicki Minaj and Eminem.
  • Lil Wayne Sentencing Postponed for Dental Reasons February 2010
    Lil Wayne Sentencing Postponed for Dental Reasons (February 2010)
    On February 9, 2010, Wayne’s sentencing on gun possession got pushed back from February 9 to March 2 after defense lawyer Stacey Richman’s reprieve that her client needed to get a string of dental surgeries completed as approved by Manhattan State Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon.
  • Lil Wayne Sentencing Postponed Again Due to Courthouse Fire (March 2010)
    Lil Wayne Sentencing Postponed Again Due to Courthouse Fire (March 2010)
    On March 2, 2010, Wayne’s sentencing is once again postponed, this time due to a fire in a Lower Manhattan courtroom. The incident allows Weezy to make a impromptu appearance at Jay-Z’s Madison Square Garden show in New York City. Wayne did call himself the Fireman at one point.
  • Lil Wayne Begins Serving 8-Month Prison Sentence in Rikers Island (2010)
    Lil Wayne Begins Serving Eight-Month Prison Sentence in Rikers Island (March 2010)
    After two postponements, Lil Wayne finally begins serving his prison sentence in Rikers Island on March 8, 2010. Though he was initially expected to serve one year as part of his plea deal, the rapper's prison term was cut down to eight months.
  • Lil Wayne Is Ordered Not to Sign Autographs in Prison (March 2010)
    Lil Wayne Is Ordered Not to Sign Autographs in Prison (March 2010)
    On March 12, 2010, news surfaced that Wayne got banned from signing autographs in order to send the message that he’s not a celebrity while in prison.
  • Bench Warrant Issued for Lil Wayne's Arrest in Arizona (March 2010)
    Bench Warrant Issued for Lil Wayne's Arrest in Arizona (March 2010)
    On March 16, 2010, a bench warrant was issued for Lil Wayne's arrest after he failed to appear before a Superior Court Judge in Yuma, Arizona because he had already begun serving his sentence in Rikers Island. The warrant stems from a January 2008 stop at a border checkpoint nearly 80 miles of Yuma. Authorities charged Wayne after they found Ecstasy, cocaine and a gun on his bus. Weezy pleaded not guilty to all charges.
  • Lil Wayne's Prison Job is Revealed (April 2010)
    Lil Wayne's Prison Job is Revealed (April 2010)
    In an article published on April 7, 2010, Weezy’s ex Toya spills the beans of Wayne’s job inside the confines of Rikers Island, telling <em>US</em> Magazine, “They got him on suicide watch for other prisoners. He watches the crazy prisoners and makes sure they don't kill themselves." Toya then accuses <em>US</em> of misquoting her, but Wayne later confirmed to <em>Rolling Stone</em> Magazine that he was indeed on suicide watch at Rikers.
  • Former Rikers Island Employee Sues, Claims She Was Forced to Admit Spying on Lil Wayne (April 2010)
    Former Rikers Island Employee Fired for Allegedly Spying on Lil Wayne (April 2010)
    On April 29, 2010, former Rikers Island guard Amelia Negron made headlines when Rikers’ officials said she snuck a peek at Lil Wayne. Not only did Negron deny the reports to New York <em>Daily News</em>, she also claims that union higher-ups forced her to falsely admit to spying on the rapper. She consequently announced plans to file a federal lawsuit against the city.
  • Jim Jonsin Sues Lil Wayne Over Lollipop April 2010
    Jim Jonsin Sues Lil Wayne Over "Lollipop" (April 2010)
    On April 20, 2010, producer Jim Jonsin filed a suit against Lil Wayne for $500,000, claiming he’s never received a royalty check for Weezy’s smash “Lollipop.”
  • Bangladesh Sues Lil Wayne Over A Milli May 2010
    Bangladesh Sues Lil Wayne Over A Milli (May 2010)
    In an article published by <em>Vibe</em> on May 4, 2010, producer Bangladesh revealed that he was following Jim Jonsin’s lead, suing Wayne for $500,000 in unpaid royalties for the single “A Milli.”
  • Lil Wayne Caught With Music Contraband in Rikers Island May 2010
    Lil Wayne Caught With Music Contraband in Rikers Island (May 2010)
    On May 12, 2010, it was reported that the New Orleans rapper was caught with contraband in jail after officials found him concealing headphones and an MP3 player inside of a potato-chip bag. Prisoners are allowed to purchase a basic AM/FM radio, but not an MP3 player.
  • Lil Wayne Officially Signs Cory Gunz to Young Money May 2010
    Lil Wayne Officially Signs Cory Gunz to Young Money (May 2010)
    Wayne, still behind bars, acquires the services of Cory Gunz for his Young Money imprint. Gunz, known for his quick-tongued delivery and complex rapid wordplay, is the son of former New York City rap veteran Peter Gunz.
  • Young Money's Flagship Artist Drake Drops Debut Thank Me Later June 2010
    Young Money's Flagship Artist Drake Drops Debut <em>Thank Me Later</em> (June 2010)
    Drizzy Drake finally releases his highly anticipated debut LP, <em>Thank Me Later</em> on June 15, 2010. The album sells 447,000 copies its first week to grab the No. 1 position on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. <i>Thank Me Later</i> features production from the likes of Swizz Beatz, Kanye West and Drake’s go-to man behind the boards Noah “40” Shebib. Guest appearances include Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and T.I.
  • Lil Wayne Sentenced to Three Years Probation June 2010
    Lil Wayne Sentenced to Three Years Probation (June 2010)
    On June 30, 2010, Weezy, still imprisoned in Rikers, appeared before a judge via a video monitor and pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a dangerous drug, according to <em>Reuters</em>. Weezy is slapped with three years probation stemming from the 2008 Yuma, Arizona arrest.
  • Lil Wayne Is Hit $1.13 Million Tax Lien from IRS (July 2010)
    Lil Wayne Is Hit $1.13 Million Tax Lien from IRS (July 2010)
    On July 16, 2010, news reports said the Internal Revenue Service filed a $1.13 million tax lien against the rapper in Dade County Circuit Court for income taxes owed from 2004, 2005, and 2007, according to the <em>Detroit News</em>.
  • Former Manager Sues Lil Wayne August 2010
    Former Manager Sues Lil Wayne (August 2010)
    Former Lil Wayne manager Melissa Philipian claims that Wayne didn’t pay for her services, even after booking him for 20 shows, and sues him for $500,000 plus 15 percent of his earnings in 2005. The case is settled out of court for roughly $375,000.
  • Lil Wayne Releases <em>I'm Not a Human Being</em> from Behind Bars (September 2010)
    Lil Wayne Releases <em>I'm Not a Human Being</em> from Behind Bars (September 2010)
    While still serving his sentence for gun possession in New York’s Rikers Island, Lil Wayne released a collection of <em>Carter IV</em> throwaways, <em>I’m Not a Human Being</em>. Released on his birthday, September 27, the 12-song set, which featured most of the YMCMB family, debut at No.2 on the Billboard 200 charts—selling 925,000 copies to date.
  • Rikers Island Under Investigation for Giving Lil Wayne Preferential Treatment September 2010
    Rikers Island Under Investigation for Giving Lil Wayne Preferential Treatment (September 2010)
    Rikers Island Correction Department began an investigation after the <em>New York Post</em> reported that Jail Capt. Latanya Brown was being accused of giving Lil Wayne preferential treatment in jail on September 6, 2010. Brown was questioned by investigators for spending additional time with Weezy and allowing him to stay in his cell while other inmates were locked out of their bunks and ordered into the recreation yard.
  • Lil Wayne Put in Solitary Confinement September 2010
    Lil Wayne Put in Solitary Confinement (October 2010)
    On October 4, 2010, reports spread that Lil Wayne was put in solitary confinement in Rikers Island after being found with headphones and an MP3 player charger back in May. It was also reported that another prisoner had been hiding a second MP3 player for Wayne, as well. Thus, he was sent to the hole, where he spent up to 23 hours a day in the isolated cell for breaching prison rules.
  • Lil Wayne Released from Rikers Island (November 2010)
    Lil Wayne Released from Rikers Island (November 2010)
    On November 4, 2010 Lil Wayne was released from Rikers Island after serving eight months of a year-long sentence for gun possession. The rapper celebrated his release with a party the following weekend at a Miami strip club.
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    Terms of Lil Wayne's Probation Revealed (November 2010)
    On November 5, 2010, a day after his release from Rikers Island, the terms of Lil Wayne's probation were revealed. The documents obtained by <em>TMZ</em> stipulate that Wayne is not allowed to consume drugs or alcohol for the next three years. He also must submit to drug tests as requested by the probation department. Should he violate the terms of his probation, Wayne will be sent back to prison to serve the rest of his sentence.
  • Nicki Minaj Drops Her Debut Pink Friday November 2010
    Nicki Minaj Drops Her Debut <em>Pink Friday</em> (November 2010)
    Following the success of Drake’s <i>Thank Me Later</i>, Nicki Minaj drops her highly anticipated debut, <em>Pink Friday</em> on November 22, the same day as Kanye West's <em>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.</em> Though she falls No.2 to Yeezy in the first week, Nicki goes on to outsell Mr. West behind the success of singles like the Drake-assisted "Moment 4 Life" and "Superbass." <em>Pink Friday</em> has sold 1.5 million copies to date.
  • Lil Wayne Surprises Drake and His Fans November 2010
    Lil Wayne Surprises Drake and His Fans (November 2010)
    On November 6, 2010, a newly-released Lil Wayne surprised fans when he made an appearance at Drake’s concert stop in Las Vegas. Not only were fans in shock, Drake later admitted to MTV that he was equally stunned when he saw his Young Money label head on stage with him. Weezy spoke to the crowd while on stage, saying, “I’m fresh home from my vacation and ain’t nothing, nothing, nothing like home!”
  • Lil Wayne Makes His First Post-Prison Musical Appearance on Birdman's Fire Flame November 2010
    Lil Wayne Makes His First Post-Prison Musical Appearance on Birdman's Fire Flame (November 2010)
    After his release from prison, Wayne left his fans hanging for nearly two weeks before making his first post-prison appearance with a new verse on Birdman’s banger, “Fire Flame (Remix)” “Fire Flame” also marked Wayne’s first post-prison video appearance.
  • Lil Wayne Ordered to Take DNA Test (November 2010)
    Lil Wayne Ordered to Take DNA Test (November 2010)
    Barely out of jail, news surfaced that Lil Wayne was ordered to take a DNA test to determine whether he was the father of a Missouri woman’s 8-year-old son. Wayne was initially scheduled to get tested in September 2010, but couldn’t because he was incarcerated at the time.
  • Lil Wayne Releases First Post-Prison Single December 2010
    Lil Wayne Releases First Post-Prison Single (December 2010)
    Hot 97 DJ Funk Master Flex premiered Lil Wayne’s first post-prison song, titled “6 Foot 7 Foot,” and first single off his upcoming <em>Tha Carter IV</em> album. The song features Young Money signee Cory Gunz and is produced by Bangladesh, who had previously sued Wayne over royalties for the track “A Milli.”
  • Jay-Z Jabs At Lil Wayne on H.A.M. January 2011
    Jay-Z Jabs At Lil Wayne on "H.A.M." (January 2011)
    Jay-Z and Kanye West dropped their viral single “H.A.M.” and left fans wondering if Jay was taking shots at Lil Wayne and Birdman on the track. On the verse Jay spits, “Niggas fantasize about the shit that I do daily/Like these rappers rap about all the shit that I do daily/I’m like really, half a billi, nigga really you got Baby money/Keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money.” The line came after Birdman compared Hov and Weezy during an October 2009 interview, saying Wayne is a better rapper and has more money than Jay.
  • Lil Wayne Calls Out LeBron James and Dwayne Wade (January 2011)
    Lil Wayne Calls Out LeBron James and Dwayne Wade (January 2011)
    Lil Wayne appeared on the cover of <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine’s January 2011 issue and when asked about LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, Weezy said: “Them niggas never speak to a nigga. They don’t chuck me the deuce or nothing. Nigga spent all that money on them fucking tickets. Come holla at me. We sit right by them little bitch-ass niggas. At least come ask me why I’m not rooting for you.”
  • <em>Tha Carter</em> IV Delays (2011)
    <em>Tha Carter</em> IV Delays (April 2011)
    Like its predecessor, <em>Tha Carter III</em>, <em>Tha Carter IV</em> has seen its share of delays over the years. Initially slated to hit stores before Wayne’s 2010 bid, the LP was postponed until the rapper’s release. The LP was then pushed back to 2011 where it’s May 16 and June 21 release dates were pushed back for August 29.
  • Play N Skillz Sue Lil Wayne for Got Money June 2011
    Play-N-Skillz Sue Lil Wayne for Got Money (June 2011)
    Dallas producers Play-N-Skillz filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, claiming Weezy owes them at least $1 million dollars in unpaid royalties for “Got Money,” the third single from <em>Tha Carter III</em> album. Just a few days before, beatmaker David Kirkwood also filed a suit against Young Money and Cash Money, claiming the labels failed to pay him over $1.5 million in royalties for his work on the same album.
  • Lil Wayne Parties With Dallas Mavericks to Celebrate Their NBA Championship (June 2011)
    Lil Wayne Parties With Dallas Mavericks to Celebrate Their NBA Championship (June 2011)
    Just months after making comments about LeBron James and Dwayne Wade, Lil Wayne was seen celebrating with the Dallas Mavericks at Miami’s Liv nightclub after the team’s NBA 2011 Championship win. Wayne, who also gave an impromptu performance, was photographed with Dirk Nowitzki as well as Trey Songz and a few others. Mark Cuban and the rest of the team were also in attendance, as well as Birdman and members of Young Money including Mack Maine and Jae Millz.
  • Lil Wayne Graces Cover of <em>XXL</em>’s July/August 2011 Issue (July 2011)
    Lil Wayne Graces Cover of <em>XXL</em>’s July/August 2011 Issue (July 2011)
    With <em>Tha Carter IV</em>'s release approaching, Lil Wayne graced the cover of <em>XXL</em>’s July 2011 issue, in which he talked about everything from his recording process, Drake and Nicki Minaj’s success, and why he’ll never record with pop sensation Justin Bieber. The Young Money leader also revealed that he plans to retire soon and hints at <em>Tha Carter IV</em> possibly being his last offering.
  • Lil Wayne Drops Sorry 4 the Wait July 2011
    Lil Wayne Drops <em>Sorry 4 the Wait</em> Mixtape (July 2011)
    A month prior to the release of <em>Tha Carter IV</em>, Lil Wayne dropped the mixtape <em>Sorry 4 The Wait</em>, which he dedicated to the fans, apologizing for the wait. The tape features tracks like “Tunechi’s Back” and “Marvin’s Room,” among others.
  • Lil Wayne Hit With Lawsuit for Allegedly Stealing "Bedrock" (August 2010)
    Lil Wayne Hit With Lawsuit for Allegedly Stealing "Bedrock" (August 2010)
    Done Deal Enterprises, a production company based in Georgia, sued Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money and Universal Music Group for $15 million. The lawsuit accused Weezy of stealing the song “Bedrock,” from the album <em>We Are Young Money</em>, and the rapper was ordered to appear in court on Oct. 12. “Bedrock” reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • Birdman Confirms a Lil Wayne and Drake Joint Album in the Works (August 2011)
    Birdman Confirms a Lil Wayne and Drake Joint Album in the Works (August 2011)
    Just days after Jay-Z and Kanye West released their collaborative effort, <em>Watch the Throne</em>, Birdman told <em>XXL</em> exclusively that Lil Wayne and Drake have plans to release a joint album as well. “Wayne and I recently talked about [the Weezy/Drake collabo album]. That’s definitely going to get done,” the Cash Money label head said. “It’s older versus younger. I listened to a few songs [off <em>Watch the Throne</em>] and it feels like an older feel to me. I think with Drake and Wayne, they young… Then you got Jay-Z and them, who are older and really on their way out the game… So it’s two different types of music all the way across the board.”
  • <em>Tha Carter IV</em> Leaks, Lil Wayne Takes Shots At Jay-Z (August 2011)
    <em>Tha Carter IV</em> Leaks, Lil Wayne Takes Shots At Jay-Z (August 2011)
    Lil Wayne’s <em>Tha Carter IV</em> leaked on the internet a couple of days before its August 29th release date. And, immediately track No. 14, a song titled “It’s Good,” featuring Jadakiss and Drake, gave something to talk about. The reason for it? It seems Weezy finally fired back at Jay-Z for his diss on “H.A.M.,” on which he raps, “I’m like really, half a bill, nigga really you got baby money/keep it real with niggas, niggas ain’t got my lady money.” On “It’s Good,” Wayne retaliates by rhyming, “ Talkin’ bout Baby money, I got ya Baby money/kidnap yo bitch, get that how much you love yo lady money/I know you fake nigga, press yo breaks nigga/I’ll take you out, that’s a date nigga.”
  • Lil Wayne's Highly Anticipated Album <em>Tha Carter IV</em> Hits Stores (August 2011)
    Lil Wayne's Highly Anticipated Album Tha Carter IV Hits Stores August 2011
    Roughly three years after being announced, Lil Wayne's <em>Tha Carter IV</em> finally hits stores today. With a healthy buzz and two singles ("She Will" at No.3 and "How to Love" at No.5) currently n the top 10, Weezy's poised to add a platinum plaque to his resume.
  • seymour

    weezy u are a legend!!!!!

    • youngporsh1

      Of course I like Weezy over Jay-Z, but he don’t got more money than Jay-Z he can’t even pay the producers for producing his records!!!!!

      • badu

        fuck u haters youngmoney forever

      • lil weirdy

        youngporsh1 you are a bastard for saying….. but he don’t got more money than Jay-Z he can’t even pay the producers for producing his records!!!!!fuck your mom

  • William Leonard Roberts II

    Weezy is wack, the only dope track on TC4 is John, the one where he stole the hook from that big handsome rapper that all the ladies love, Rick or some shit. Ross killed him on his own shit.

    God Forgives, I don’t out 2011 on the iTunes store.

    • D Money

      fuck you, your a dumb nigger

      • http://facebook Legend

        Weezy is no dumb nigga, u dumb nigga. Fuck u. Stop hatin’ and get money.

      • http://www.hotmail.com Anthea

        hater! weezy is a brilliant artist just luv his music so much its just a pity that ur so fuckn stupid that u cant see real talent and class…ur clearly board in ur own life,u sound like the dumb 1

        • spoosh

          I think his comment was directed at the guy who said weezy was wack, bet you feel a twat now

  • THA TRUTH

    hope he eats jay for breakfest and is done with him..im sick of Jay acting like he above replying to a shot or diss..where does he get the ego?..(oh yeah, from his army of stans)..this hiphop, if u dont want to participate in the culture, get lost and keep munching on beyonce carpet..peace

    • igotacos

      umm remember nas/jay beef?? o wait ur probly like 12 and kno nothing about music. jay could muk wayne without trying. wayne is a dope rapper but compare carter 4 (or any wayne album) with reasonable doubt, blueprint 1&2, vol. 1 or even the black albumj. jay kills wayne all the time. jay is kind of the evolved rapper, he is just maturted past the stage where rap is always a competition, which is almost gone now dayz. if th.e rappers 2day had the same fire as in the 90-s, wayne wouldv got hundreds of diss tracks, but now all rap is about is money and radio hits. jay did his time and dissed plenty of people, if he decides to actually diss ym, them, nd all theyr dickridin 12 yr old fans will go rite down the drain

      • HUH

        Jay doesn’t want it with Wayne, Wayn well end his long ass career

      • THA TRUTH

        ok..look who the child is..i been listening to hiphop since 87…i know..being on this wack webiste is for kids though…listen kid..the term, he got ETHERD, came from nas ripping jay a new ass hole, dont ever for one second that nas didnt body camel face…you breanwashed jay stan…go to school son,

      • http://www.facebook.com Andrew

        bro, i don’t think you know anything about Hip Hop, or Rap if you can’t even spell second grade words.

        • THA TRUTH

          @andrew….look at this BATI BOY checking for spelling mistakes…lol..u wouldnt last 3 minutes in the hood..we talkin bout hiphop, not a spelling bee fool…mommy got lunch ready4 u, in ur nice suburban house..hiphop dont want people like u..get lost fool

      • IMILL

        Don’t compare C4 to the best albums of Jay –’ compare it to his latest blueprint 3 and C4 is better

      • John

        You mean when Nas beat Jay-Z and Ether made Jay cry? Yeah I remember that…

    • Tha REal TRUTh

      Jay-Z = 11 #1 Albums

      Wayne – How many?

      • shhh

        jayz is also twice his age n been puttin out albums since like 1987

      • Legend

        Jay Z is an old ass rapper and should stay on tour, can’t even get Queen B to have his baby. I bet Weezy could let she have his babies.

  • hater

    where does he get his ego? lets start at the 11 number 1 albums and stop there….

    • Tha Truth

      @hater..The STANS make it #1, hats of to jay though, a marketing GENIOUS, brainwashing the kids at his concerts to chant HOV, call him god, its a gimmick that that uneducated fools fall victom to, like u son, look how u defending him,..his #1s werent based on music soly,many other factors,music being the last..go take a marketing class homie

      • jimmyjam33

        ur obvously a child, u obviously havent been listening to hip hop since 87,ur prob not black r from the hood and just wish u were. ur a moron tha truth!! uve never been to a jay concert obviously, his audience isnt full of kids and there not mostly white either, thts eminem ur thinking of. u prob listen to old schoolmusic and consious shit cos u think thts what black people listen to but in actuality they listenin to jay and wayne having a good time, livin life and laughin at u while all the white cotton clubmoron beassholes.

        • THA TRUTH

          @ jimmyjam33..baby need a bottle?…why all the anger child? mama didnt give u enough hugs?..i have been to a jay concernt..you are right, they are not all children, but they all were BRAINWASHED, i seen it with my own eyes, throwing up the rock and worshipping every word he said…anyway..u need a education and some class, then you will be able to conversate..peace my angry young brotha…u know who ur daddy is?

    • J Tha Don

      hahahahaha, look @ all u dumb ass idiots, who cares who disses who. they both the best artists of each of their generations, the more guys debate the more albums the two sell, n dont for one second think they dont know this…remember Fitty n Kanye, they grossed the biggest selling week for hip hop in 2007 with the ” i’ll quit music if kanye outsells me” shit…commercial beef. Just enjoy good shit from both rappers.

  • massive

    weezy c4 has landed…c4 is going to out sale watch the throne …ymcmb

  • hater

    I dont like either dudes, but Jay has 11 number 1 albums? Wayne has what 1 maybe?

    Wayne wore some gay ass tight pants too the VMAs and yall ride with that dude…

  • hater

    pound for pound wayne cant funk with Blueprint, Reasonable Doubt, Vol 2 and the Black Album… Those are 5 legit albums that fans and non fans respect. Wayne has 2 maybe albums that people respect the carter 1 and 2. Carter 3 is for the bitches, and carter 4 is well thats for no one

    • THA TRUTH

      alright, im feeling your argument, but can we agree that wayne is in Jays categiory at least..Jay should not ignore the shot that wayne fired… cause obviously wayne was on Jays radar to fire the first shot, just saying, im getting tierd of jay pretending he bigger than hiphop,let him prove he can either wayne..should be easy for a legend like jay right?

      • vino

        C1,C2 were Great For The Concept For The Carter Series . C3,and C4 just threw it off completely . Wayne Is A Southern Hip hop legend For His PAst work . C4 was a huge letdown

  • kukluxswag

    hopefully c4 would be a lot better than his previous album INHB

  • yung zoe stunna

    weezy i aint got the fuckin right word to comment your album bruh#u r legend g peace bro!!!!weezy f bb

  • Tabitha

    YOU IZ THA SHYT!!!!

  • Kyler

    Lil Wayne did not win “Album of the Year” he won “Best Rap Album” at the 2009 Grammys. What an embarrassing error on XXL’s part.

  • DIOR

    SEXYYYYYY – Addicted to Wintertime —–HOT!!!!!!

  • Jessica Cooper

    Everyone needs to stop hatin on Lil Wayne cause on any given day he will out rap Jay Z. Shot out to The Best Rapper Alive. YMCMB Bitches!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com jordan

    hey wesy i´m your fan i have a frend than sing really good but maybe you can´t understand ´cuz is in spanish and he wants to sing with you but maybe you can singing with you see you soon

  • Elizabeth ODonnell

    DS – YOUNG MONEY – CASH MONEY – STILL KING OF HIP HOP, ALWAYS – <<<<<<>>>>>>

  • DREWSKII DREW

    weezy u leave these niggas stevie wonderin when u gone fall off i here alot of hate on you bro its just dumb gucci waka flocka boosie listiners dick in they mouth fuck wat they talkin bout #leggo!

  • msicanttakeit

    @igotaco, u neglected to say that Nas MURDERED Jay-Z. Jay is watching the throne for a reason, cause he know his time is up!Weezy 4 pres!!!

  • tony

    why isnt nicki minaj on the carter 4 !!!!!!!!! I’m pissed !!!!1

  • http://facebook.com OZ

    SHITTT, life’s bitch, tell em wayne,
    its weezy f baby

  • Aleeu Scout

    Yeah Weezy! You’re a Legend & tha World Carter because you made it.

  • Kayla

    Wow!! SMH Y’all Dumb ass niggaz that Talking about My Weezy Need To Shut the fuck up Y’all Just Haters and Be the main one Listening to his music and Shit Please (x3) Don’t Comment on Something if it aint Gon Be Nice !! Haters Gon Hate!!

  • QUE DOG AKA ”ANGEL”

    fuk them hater’s bra , u the shit and a hell of a business man bra , they just mad cuz they not u get ur money on bra

  • Helen Hamilton

    I hate haters…this is his Life! not yours! he is unique…nobody can compare 2 him! he makin the paper, the money, n makin a whole lot of folkz happy. we love his skillz…its nice 2 hear shyt u can really get into…when we livin in this F**cked up world! go n hate on the nucca’s who got one face in the front n one in the back!…but u can alwayz see their hand being held out for sumthin…some say he weird…i say he is real~ and thatz whatz up! he true 2 his self! ne thing else would be uncivilized…unexceptable to me! he is a future Ledgend~

  • Word Cashier

    Okay, Jay fired the first shot meaning he started it, i mean dont fired a shot and don’t aspect one to be fired back -_-…..and for tha Carter IV well, he didn’t let me down.

  • SALU ESAKA KASSIDY

    WEEZY U AR DA BEST…xxx

  • http://@silvaralha Fatima silva ralha

    muito bom!!!! very good i love you lilwayne

  • SM

    u see weezy ff the f ain’t for flaws u the real niga here fuck Jay Z he’s really come last these days compared to tunechi no wonder he bears the last alphabet in English Language and also considering the age difference Tunechi has come and he’s reigning he drove Jay out the stage

  • Wejustmothafuckinkids

    Weezy F baby and the F is for Famous :D

  • Kennie onis

    I love weezy so much than any other musicial and i can’t compere wit anybody eather he get money pass other or rich pass him that is not my business.less than i love him.weezy weezy weezy!staycool mehn.

  • Spencer gombingo

    Hey weezy keep on raidin high because with u there isn’t hip pop

  • Musoke Tadeo

    Jay is better….but Wayne does Jay for Breakfast

  • Cj dolla Tha Don

    First of al,thz aint bowt previ0us albumz nd ishhh…thz is tha m0ment…b0th jay nd w3ezy r great…let them pr0v wuz da greatest.unda eminem th0u,tha tym is n0w…nd al th0s wu b hatn on wayn.yal cn eat a d*€¥k…

  • hate

    FOR one music is music. Artist put out what they like and hope the fans enjoy it. If you like Jay-Z’s music and someone else likes Lil Wayne’s music so be it!!! If you’re a hater towards Wayne why bother with your time to post anything stupid about him? He must be somewhat important lol. Different music will sound different to others. So stop the fucking beef!! SHIT.

  • RapSince89

    Lil Wayne has never been shot down by a diss song. He has always followed through. I think Jay just needs to stop where he is at and hope wayne doesn’t get some big name rappers involved. For example, Eminem. With em in it, jay can kiss his career good bye.

    • bamerican

      I’m pretty sure that Jigga and Slim are tight with each other. They did a song together, toured together and Em contributed beats to a couple of Jay’s albums. Get off of Em’s dick, son.

  • http://hotmail.com shatta

    Fock all yah!!!!!Wizzy is on one right now bitches!!!!

  • Ari

    All that and your album had the nerve to be some garbage!!

  • niggas

    for all the haters out there waynes da sex jay is a pussy, wayne wil own jay z’s vagina in rap off, fucking pussy ass illuminaty

  • Christie Miller

    Regardless what the haters say, Lil Wayne is still the best. All this shit about Jay Z, on the real though, it took Jay Z foreer to come up with something that rock but Kayne West was there to make it happen for him. Anyway, to all Young Mula’s haters, get off of his nut sack. Maybe you are just mad because it’s not you making those top knotch dollars. Dem Haterz Don’t Like That!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://facebook.com shatta

    Young money for ever!!!!!

  • http://facebook.com shatta

    Jay’s a pussy!!!!Never compair him with wizzy!!!Wizzy is greats!!

  • http://facebook.com shatta

    This is Wayne’s world!!!!!!

  • MJ

    I think everybody has their own taste in music. Im not a Lil Wayne fan particularly but I do feel like he Killed EVERYBODY out right now with this Carter IV album. That’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in a long time! The Best By Him!!!

  • Jeremy

    I say fuck the dumb shit. Listen to the music. Is it what you like or not? If yes keep playing the dude. If no throw the music out the window on the interstate. Weezy is a lyrical genius to me and his mixtapes are better than his albums. Don’t hate the playas. Hate the games.

  • Michelle L. Berry

    you are sooo gorgeous..

  • don sam

    you guyz hav nt get to kn the different btw jay and lilwayne.to jay that is his bussines to lilwayne thats his life.weezy keep the asle

  • Collins shedrack

    Nigga believe em when me say that he z a shit, me iz comin to diss em on A milli for nigerian. Me hate em. Fuck yo.

  • steven

    Fuck u all pussies pretending that u know shit yet u know nothing bitches.y dont u get the mic n fucking go to the studio n do ure thing we talk abt. it instead of badmouthing waynes album which is nao the hish.this album is the illest n stop hating motherfuckers

  • Humphrey tyga

    Ey tunechi da c4 z gud n ma advc z jux kip on f-ckin da world til yu get late . . . 1love

  • Count

    Lmao,little gay wayne fans give me the chuckles.We all know who is better btwn Jay and Wayne,there’s no comparison,Little Wayne is a joke,most of his lyrics are a joke,pop pussy this,pop pussy that,the little fucker can’t tell no tales,he tries so hard to come up with metaphors and it makes him annoying as hell to an ‘intelligent’ listener,we will see some real aliens the day little wayne makes songs like ’99 problems’,man!Jigga is like so wickedly creative on that mic its really a marvel to hear.Wayne is a clown who looks up to Jay-Z just like every rapper,they all look up to Jigga,they love him and they hate him and they love him again,hahahaha,and what a waste Carter I.V is,i listenes to it once and it felt like i’d heard it a 100 times before!

  • http://www.facebook.com Yongnelly

    They throw dirt on u,they grew a wild flower,call ur life a bitch,but they knw notin abt her…west Africans love u

  • royce da 5 9 is dope

    Ppl wait…ya disapointing dis ppl are nt even close to the topic ya arguein bwt o bt i undrstnd..marshal is way doper thn dem.jst make sure u nvr compare dem wit eminem..luk at hw recovery’s duin on it 1st yr.. lol eminem cn out sale wayne whole career by 1 album

  • kristian

    Weezy you are the best…. Love u….

  • Krista

    - weezy baby ; i thought i would let you know i BOUGHT the carter 4 today.ill ass shit.continue to set it on fire!

  • MaryjanesWorld

    love it

  • http://yahoo Blaze.

    weezy is better than jay because jay is just an asshole

  • Eat it Nigguz!!!

    FUCK THIS COON WEEZER OR WHATEVER MOTHERFUCKER SOUNDS LIKE HES WHINNING AND BARKING AT THE SAME TIME….. HATE THIS KIND OF SPOOKS THEY SHOULDVE NEVER GAVE THEM MONEY.. THE REST ARE COOL I GUESS….

  • DIAZ LION

    WEEZY’S THE BEST RAPER ALIVE. JAY-Z STOP BITCHING AROUND U A PUSSY ASS NEGGER TALKING ABOUT U’R LADY MONEY…KNOCK OFF

  • LE ROI LION

    the carter 4 is finaly here people. let’s go. good luck wayne

  • http://Facebook Kat Osborne

    A-MAZIN!! Love It.. LOve Him^^^ xx

  • gilbert

    weezy is my best rap nigga

  • gilbert

    lil tunechi u rock and YMCMB

  • http://yahoo jerry

    king wayne fuck jay z

  • Hsb pamela

    Im dyng 2hear tha c4 plz weezy

  • zz

    fuck gay-z

  • http://facook rebbie

    i think you r the greastest of all and i hope to see u in person one day

  • http://facebook.com mayowa

    youngmoney crew , all star you sign diffirent song regge two much talent

  • lilwayneishorrible

    Lil wayne is a..Horrible Person. He is gonna be a HORRIBLE father because all he is concerned with is being “famous” and “doing drugs”. CUSSING does not make your music better. and Your lyrics are lame and boring. No stars to his new album. HORRIBLE.

  • Strochu

    So many detail on this road,but u guys completely forgot about Unplugged joint!

  • http://augustineopoku.wap.fm Wayne Twista

    How cn i sign up 4 cash money.cuz i wish to be part b4 i die

  • hater

    weekend at burnies >>>>> carter 4. spitta ghost wrote waynes swag. real fans thou wayne is a fraud

  • DilsonFlow

    the best album in the world this will make number 1

  • http://facebook chelsey

    WAYNE IS SO SO SEXZI I WUD EAT DUDE UP!! HELLA FINE!

  • brett

    H8RS no nothing of what it is to be real, if you did, you all would shut the fuck up… Little wayne is a musicain, most other rappers dont even know how to play a single note on an instrument..He keeps it real and thats all that means anything.. Jay-z is sick too.. “I’m fuckin life and I aint cummed yet.”……

  • PEEZY

    ALL YALL NIGGAZ/BITCHEZ NEEDA QUIT HATIN ON MY NIGGA TUNECHI AN GET MONEY !!! CAUSE YU NOT GETTIN PAID TO TALK CASH SHIT BOUT DIS MAN HE OBVIOUSLY DOIN SUMTHIN RIGHT IF HIS NAME IS IN YO DICK SUCKERS !!! YMCMB 3RD AVE BLOOD GANG BITCH !!

  • Me

    Damn, this dude is getting sued like its nothing lol

  • http://hotmail.com wasskey

    jay shud jst ignor it cuz he nw big he has to do sumthn normal nt this crap he shud leave it for wayne and ymcmb

  • God Ova Money

    how bout both of these dudes need to drop the satan tip they both are on, and switch teams to Christ, God is the real G, and whether you or they like it or not, every knee will bow and tongue confess that Jesus is the Christ and Lord, llleeeggo!!!!! haha hate me now, love me long time!!!

  • YoungMoneyChris

    stay here hating on the niqqa Tunechi & he qetting more money still!!!! The carter IV is bout to hit 700 000 in 3 days,i don’t like when they say in a week,it’s 3 days LOL!!!! Fuxc that beef sht with some stupid rapper with 350 000 copies on the 1st week….. & you til claiming you the man!!! Shaddap Jiqqa,Just quit & b a qud dad to your future jit! #TeamYoungMoney

  • darnell lopez

    lil wayne u r d greatest rapper dont let people or obstacles stop u from bein great…….

  • isaiah tovide

    what a great level4 hip pop

  • http://no victor balbuena

    dose guys are real ganster

  • weazy

    man nuh u bitches frm the hood. wanna b nig nig bitches. if u aint ben shot fo no reason then u aint from the hood.

  • http://facebook damarquist grier

    wezzy is the best rapper alive rite now the cater four is the shit.hit maker all day

  • JAMILLA

    I LOVE YOUR MUSIC LIL WAYNE

  • Ronald “Slim” Williams

    Man, these ignorant, simple-minded clowns that crowd this sight are out of control. In case all these lap-sitters forgot, Wayne has a whole verse from Jay’s song “Sunshine” tatted on his forearm. Wayne knows Jay is better. Lil Tuna Fish has delusions of grandeur if he thinks he could surpass ELVIS FUCKING PRESLEY for most #1 albums IN HISTORY by a solo artist. “I ball for real. Y’all niggas is Sam Bowie.”

  • http://Yahoo Vusi

    “Sum times you gotta fight devil with a demon” Tunechi
    get em. YMCM 4eva. F**k yall b**ch N**as

  • popdaddy

    lil weezy is a lil ni$$a, he will b finished with an album or two. Hater tell dem again 11 # 1 albums. y’all can go buy dat wack sh;t if u want to. oh yeah me and da rza connect!!

  • Bon3

    its funny how yall care so much about wayne and defending him lik he yall bitch when he dnt give a fuck bout yall he jus wants ya money #realtalk

  • Scott Mitchell

    KEEP IT UP LIL WAYNE!!!!

  • T-Money

    “LAST YEAR I MADE A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS FLAT”
    “MAANN FUCK YALL BITCH ASS NIGGAZ HI YALL DOING IM LIL TUNECHI”
    thats enough said butt…” HOLD’UP WAIT A MIN MUTHERFUCKA HOLD’UP
    “TALK ABOUT BABY MONEY, I GOT YO BABY MONEY, KIDNAP YO BITCH GET THAT “HOW MUCH YOU LOVE YO LADY MONEY” I KNW YOU FACK NIGGA, PRESS YO BREAKS jayZ, I’LL TAKE YOU OUT, THATS A DATE NIGGA; IM A GROWN ASS BLOOD STOP PLAYIN WIT ME; PLAY ASSHOLE, AN GET A ASS WIPPIN, I THINK YOU PUSSYCAT “HELLO KITTY”

    they cnt fuck wit my dogg stop playin

  • kameron

    c4 wasnt as god as sftw i am dissapointed

  • Easy To Fly

    what a bunch of fuck faces. if you like lil wayne i see yall cross dressin like women in no time. and all yall that be on jay’s dick soundin like yall would suck the nigga’s dick for a mil. yall some dumb ass hoes save your fuckin soul and turn to Jesus or somethin man.

  • http://www.2Skyfe.com MDaka

    i hate this Tunechi nikka.I miss Weezy and the F is for Falling off

  • Missce

    All the weezy haterz…..If you hate weezy dont listen to him or look at his shit…….He’s the best rapper alive Love him :D

  • topolin0

    ymCMB all day, every day… beeleee that

  • http://facebook elvis

    fuck all haters!we aint gonna watch any fukn throne!!!weezy is the man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • NeNe

    His second son’s name is Cameron or Cam’ron