Cash Money isn’t wasting any time putting Lil Wayne to work as soon as he gets out of prison. Mack Maine, president of Young Money, recently spoke on Weezy F. Baby’s upcoming projects, revealing that in addition to releasing the I Am Not a Human Being EP on his 28th birthday (Sept. 27), the label plans on putting out Wayne’s highly anticipated Tha Carter IV on November 5—the day that he gets out of prison.
“Tha Carter IV plans we had and still have are to put Tha Carter IV out the day he comes out [of prison],” Mack told MTV News. “He had so many songs for Tha Carter IV, we said let’s just put these 10 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.”
And while Weezy is currently locked up for another few months, he’s in talks with Mack, Birdman, and manager Cortez Bryant to lay the blueprint for the album.
“We had a listening session out here,” said Mack. “It was me, Baby, and Cortez. 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’ remix with Drake. I book him a studio session and let him listen [to tracks] over the phone. ‘Do you like this one?’ ‘Yeah?’”
“Right Above It,” the first single off of I Am Not a Human Being, has already been released to radio, but the label may not put out any music from TC4 ahead of its street date. “We might just drop the album that day,” Mack said. “Just hope it don’t leak out and drop it that day. I think it would crazy, the anticipation.”
In addition to releasing TC4 on his freedom date, Wayne will headline a “Welcome Home Weezy” concert the same night, most likely featuring Young Money members opening for their leader. The venue is yet to be determined.