Published Feb 13, 2015It looks as if Lil Wayne is taking a cue from his buddy Drake. Just like Drizzy, who released his If You're Reading This It's Too Late last night (February 12), Weezy is preparing to release a late-night mixtape in a matter of hours.
This is the rapper's recently promised Free Weezy collection. It will be released at midnight on iTunes, Google Play and the MyMixtapez. (MyMixtapez has posted a series of tweets today about the album's impending arrive).
Lil Wayne has previously referred to Free Weezy as an "album" rather than a mixtape. Earlier today, he hinted at the release with this vague tweet:
This releases comes in the midst of Weezy's legal battle with his label, Cash Money. Is it a coincidence that both he and labelmate Drake are dropping new surprise releases within a day of one another? Some have speculated that this might be a way for their to fulfill their contracts with their label. And certainly, the title of Free Weezy (and its handcuff-featuring artwork) are suggestive of Weezy's struggle to be freed from Cash Money.
Hit sent. #FWA— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) February 13, 2015
UPDATE: Contrary to various reports, it doesn't appear the release is indeed dropping tonight after all.