Published Aug 27, 2010As Lil Wayne has proven over the last year, a prison sentence doesn't necessarily mean you can't stay busy. The rapper has been blogging, writing new material and even preparing new releases. As previously reported, Wayne will celebrate his 28th birthday with the release of his I Am Not a Human EP on September 27. Now we're happy to report that his long-anticipated Tha Carter IV record may drop on the day he's released from prison.
MTV News spoke with Young Money president Mack Maine, who said the label is making big plans for Weezy's proposed November 5 release from prison. "Tha Carter IV plans we had and still have are to put Tha Carter IV out the day he comes out [of prison]... He had so many songs for Tha Carter IV, we said let's just put these ten 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 holed up behind bars, Wayne is involved in the song selection process via conference calls with Maine, Cortez Bryant and Bryan "Baby" Williams. "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?'"
In addition to releasing Tha Carter IV, the Young Money team is planning a welcome-home concert for Wayne on November 5. While no announcements have been made, they mentioned that they are considering New York's Madison Square Gardens for the event.