Lil Wayne to Release Tha Carter IV Digitally After MTV VMAs

Taking a cue from Jay-Z and Kanye West, Lil Wayne will release his highly anticipated album, Tha Carter IV digitally first. Difference is his LP will drop immediately following MTV’s Video Music Awards this Sunday, August 28.

When the clock strikes midnight, C IV will be available on iTunes, Amazon and other online retailers.

“I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea,” Wayne said in a statement. “I hope that I can open the door for others.”

Physical copies of Tha Carter IV will be in stores worldwide hours later. —Elan Mancini

View Tha Carter IV’s official tracklisting below.

“Blunt Blowin’”
“6 Foot 7 Foot” f/ Cory Gunz
“Nightmares of the Bottom”
“She Will” f/ Drake
“How to Hate” f/ T-Pain
“Interlude” f/ Tech N9ne
“John” f/ Rick Ross
” So Special” f/ John Legend
“How to Love”
“President Carter”
“Its Good” f/ Drake & Jadakiss
“Outro” f/ Bun B, Nas, Shyne & Busta Rhymes
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
“I Like the View” *
“Mirror” *
“Two Shots” *

* Features to be announced

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  • ASandoval

    ummmmmm, wouldnt it be available at 12 ANYWAY???? Nice try! itunes always has an available after midnight on the night before its physical release.

    • The Party Finders

      It’s a stunt. Most people will believe everything they hear.

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  • san

    cole sucks massive dick. he will never be better than based god and soulja boy

    • xax

      are u a faggot. nobody here mentioned cole and plus he’s better than the people you mentioned

  • dssb

    i dont think 6 foot 7 foot should be on the album, its too old in my opinionn

    • swa

      i agree son .. but i feel like that about mad of the trcks up there .. i dnt get y artist drop singles so early then expect ma fuckas to be excited about the album by the time it comes when we herd most of the hottest trcks six months befor the album is even being tlkd about

  • eds

    awe yah bot. this is what i am talking about wayne making his shit and giving it out

  • JugularKill

    “I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea,” Wayne said in a statement. “I hope that I can open the door for others.”

    What an Idiot. Lil Wayne thinks he’s the first to do it? Every time I try to like him he says some stupid shit

  • jimmy

    is he taking credit for something ye and jay started a week ago. fuck im glad wtt ddnt leak but tht was wtt an even, no other artists deserves tht, i want a leak b4 deciding if im gonna buy it, specially someone like wayne who i like but is inconsistent as fuck. this album seems so futile, a massive waste of time, weve heard 4 singles and nightmares of the botton and its still not released, does anyone even give a shit about it. what a major fuck up.

    • duh

      …he did it with I am Not a Human Being.

      • JugularKill

        Artsit have been doing this for a while now before “I am not a human”.

        The difference between WTT and others is that WTT goes in order of digital download, major record stores, small record stores..

        Jay-z & Kanye never claimed to have stared it,

        I find it hilarious that Lil Wayne believes he’s starting a business method.

  • mutada mullah atari

    Yea and let’s not act like camel and gay fish were the first to drop a digital album….. I had the displeasure of riding 50 miles with my 2 girl cousins, and having to listen to power 106 yesterday and between all of the rehashed 1994 trance and house music that now passes as “progressive” r&b, they played the how to love song no less than 9 times…. So I think Wayne will as we say, “do his numbers” I’m saying 560k and that’s conservative

  • black jesus

    weezy is going diamond first week. belee dat.

  • Kenneth

    Why should nas be in outro,nas is the third rapper in the world,after 2pac and biggie small.fuck lil.

    • JugularKill

      As time goes on I like Nas less.
      He’s a backwards ass nigga. He’s intelligent but he still trying to be gangsta.
      Nas is always talking about how he’s holding a gun & black mask etc it’s all bullshit.
      Nas is one of those people who are bad liars. Obviously most rappers lie about dealing coke and being a gangsta…but Nas isn’t even convincing.

      Why the fuck are you trying to act like you’re on the streets when you reaching 40 & you have millions? Dumb nigga shit…like don’t ppl wanna get out of the ghetto?

      Nas just needs to learn to be himself. I can’t rate him because of his stupid ways.

      Who the fuck releases an album called “Life Is good” after a stressful divorce? fuck is he foolin?

      • $yk

        C’mon son…you’re wylin with this comment…ain’t even an opinion because you have no debatable facts in it.

        Nas barely has spoke on black masks in ‘Untitled’ & ‘Distant Relatives’, so I don’t know what you’ve been listening to. Even in that Common song he was talking about women, just like that unreleased song that hit the ‘net yesterday.

        “Who the fuck releases an album called “Life Is good” after a stressful divorce? fuck is he foolin?”

        ^ seems like you are fooled by the headlines and gossip…so he should just stay in a rut and cry over what happened? He’s moved on and STILL is in a position to do what he loves…RAP

  • De’Antea

    Why are yall such haters yall thrive off of hating on Lil Wayne smfh, yall need to do somethin w/ ya life & imma 17 year old gurantees i know mor emusic than yal & who is actually best. 1st Nas is the greatest Pac & Big just have that popularty tho were great plus the death makes their career so much more believe it or not. 2nd he has came with a clear classic “Tha Carter II” without question next maybe Tha Carter… but nonetheless dont hate cause 9 times out of 10 you just hate him. stop comparing his music to others & compare others to him, its a reason why he is one of the greatest rap artist in history & most talked about & biggest in this era. whether you like it or not Hip-Hop changes if you dont like it dont listen. Last yall take lyrics to the heart to much.. like if Jay or someone yall like say somethin bout killin someone yall damn well he not gon kill em but if wayne say he a fake dis n dat. smh hypocrits. & whoever said wayne cant have messages concept you totally wrong. wayne can do anything he want what his music. & Dat Drake writin wayne shit is absurd smh, you can tell how wayne raps (all clever lines or punchlines) in his language/flow Drake storytells & sings nshit. So stop hating & enjoy the music if not dont listen until then #C4, #LiveFromTheUnderground #Section80 & #Ambition.