Lil Wayne has spent a little bit of time relaxing and regrouping himself (a.k.a. prison time), but he’s been a free man for a while and is back to doing what he does best: making music that helps me feel connected to modern culture. However, I’ll have to wait a little longer to feel like I’m hip, as Lil Wayne’s new album Tha Carter IV, originally scheduled for release May 16 through Young Money, has had its ‘drop’ date pushed back to June 21.
The album, which is more anticipated than the second coming of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ, is seeing delays for Wayne’s perfectionism. “[Wayne’s] still perfecting a few things, he’s a perfectionist… changing a few lines,”explains Mack Maine, head of Young Money, “We have a little studio time and it should be done probably by Monday.”
According to an interview with MTV’s news and tanning department, Maine also lets us in on the fact that the new album’s fancy contributors are holding back progress as well. Maine tells us that tracks from top-draw rappers came in too late and “if you calculate all of that, by the time we would’ve finished mixing, we wouldn’t have met the [original] due date to turn in the album. So we had to push it back.” Don’t worry though, Lil Wayne is still coming back and he loves all of you, even if he won’t be showing up on any Pogs.