Lil Wayne’s Carter IV Coming in May

Tha Carter IV‘s release is right around the corner. During an interview with MTV Lil Wayne announced that the highly-anticipated follow up to his multi-platinum selling 2008 disc, Tha Carter III, will hit shelves on May 16.

Weezy said he has completed recording the disc already. “Tha Carter IV is done,” he said backstage during the opening show of his I Am Music II tour. “All they need to do is tell [my manager Cortez Bryant] to stop sitting on it.”

The Young Money is currently on the road with label mate Nicki Minaj as well as Rick Ross, Travis Barker and DJ Mix Master Mike. Check below for a full listing of tour dates.. —Elan Mancini

Mar. 18: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Mar. 19: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
Mar. 20: Baltimore, Md. (First Mariner Arena)
Mar. 23: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)
Mar. 24: Cleveland, Ohio (Quicken Loans Arena)
Mar. 26: Philadelphia, Pa. (Wells Fargo Center )
Mar. 27: Long Island, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Mar. 30: University Park, Pa. (Bryce Jordan Center)
Apr. 1: Chicago, Ill. (United Center )
Apr. 2: Detroit, Mich. (The Palace of Auburn Hills)
Apr. 3: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Apr. 6: Miami, Fla. (Bank Atlantic Center)
Apr. 8: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Apr. 9: Atlanta, Ga. (Philips Arena)
Apr. 10: St. Louis, Mo. (Scottrade Center)
Apr. 14: New Orleans, La. (New Orleans Arena)
Apr. 15: Dallas, Texas (American Airlines Arena)
Apr. 16: Houston, Texas (Toyota Center)
Apr. 19: Phoenix, Ariz. (US Airways Arena)
Apr. 23: Anaheim, Calif. (Honda Center)
Apr. 24: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena )
Apr. 26: Sacramento, Calif. (ARCO Arena)
Apr. 28: Edmonton, Canada (Rexall Place)
Apr. 29: Vancouver, Canada (Rogers Arena)
May 1: East Rutherford, N.J. (Bamboozle Festival)

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  • WhYes Productions

    Damn can’t wait for this one! I bet he’s gonna break a million again! Also if your a hip hop artist looking for some soulful beats for your own album/tape check me out at soundclick . com / whyesproductions.

  • D90

    are people STILL checkin for this nigga? i thought his hype fuckin died when he put out that rock album… this is sum shit i wont even be listenen 2… Cop that new Crooked I on Mar. 22 thats real rap

  • HU

    I would think the hype died down a bit but maybe not. I don’t know about Crooked I but there’s no question people need to cop Pharoahe Monch on MArch 22. WAR is album of the year.

  • 2ReaL

    I don’t really see where the hype died down at all, ppl knocked the rock album but peeps was listenin to tracks everywhere (On Fire, Drop The World, Runnin) and he been on big collabos like we’ve seen in the past such as Miss Me, Welcome to My Hood, Look at me now, Fire Flame… then you got his own records : 6’7, Right above It,,, It looks to me like he still been around,, and still has crazy charisma,, but aye thats weezy you expect him to fall off but he comes back and shows you why he is one of the greats of rap today

  • http://xxlmagazine cartersucked

    flop, just like his last shit. 2 albums in less than 6 months is desperate , only reason he did a million the one time was cuz half his fan base didint have internet access. so they had to go actually buy an album. lupe makes better music.

  • Mike

    Lil Wayne’s album will be released on May 16, 2011. I see many haters because they never will be as successful as Lil Wayne or any of the Cash Money/Young Money artists, such as Birdman, DJ Khaled, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Bow Wow, Jay Sean, Kevin Rudolf, Mack Maine, Tyga, and more. Tha Carter IV will be greater than what he has done in the past (I like to see development and improvement in artists). Since his release from prision in early November, Lil Wayne has more energy to focus on his work. I hope that fans will all see his great tracks and featurings on other artists’ songs in many genres. May 16 will be amazing. Fans can download “6 foot 7 foot” and “John” on itunes and buy Tha Carter IV dropping soon in stores. Fans, lets make this better than the last Carter album (Tha Carter III) that sold over 1.5 million record sales. Lets make Tha Carter IV’s record sales over 3 million! I want Lil Wayne to remain a hip-hop artist, but sell #1 singles and albums in the country like pop artists do.

    Lil Wayne is truly the best artist in the game and will forever be a legend!

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