The inevitable has happened and Lil Wayne’s newest album Tha Carter IV has finally leaked. Here’s a link to a download of a good copy of the album’s deluxe version (you’re welcome). Most of the album is anti-chorus cuts featuring a lot of hashtag-rap and metaphors that we’ve heard before countless times.
Andre 3000 and Tech N9ne swoop in for a show-stopping “Interlude” that Wayne sits out for good reason. Back in July, Weezy even said it himself: “I ain’t saying I’m the best no more, because these niggas is too good these days. I got old.”
But the most exciting part of Tha Carter IV is when Wayne fires shots towards hip hop’s first couple Jay-Z and Beyonce. On the track entitled, “It’s Good,” he says: “Talkin”bout baby money, I got your baby money/Kidnap your bitch, Get that ‘how much you love your lady?’ money.” He’s responding to Hovs’s diss on this year’s “H.A.M.”: “Really you got baby money…You ain’t got my lady’s money.” Beyonce stan biases aside, that’s a pretty great Wayne line that shows the “old” still has some life in him and that he’s still capable of stirring up some controversy to help sell CDs. Meanwhile, Jadakiss, who also appears on the song weighed in on the controversy via Twitter: “#leavemeoutofit.”