Lil Wayne's dropped his new record just in time for 4th of July.
Lil Wayne couldn't escape his label troubles with Cash Money Records, so instead of wasting time sweatin’ how he’ll release his reportedly finished Tha Carter V record, Wayne is keeping it moving. He began work on his latest record titled The Free Weezy Album earlier this year then announced last month during a nightclub show in Anaheim, CA he'd share it July 4. Wayne kept good on his promise.
Today, Weezy celebrates Independence Day with the launch of his new tunes exclusively on TIDAL, a 15-song studio LP and features appearances by Young Jeezy ("White Girl"), Wiz Khalifa ("Feeling Right"), Young Money associate Cory Gunz, Jim "CAPO" Jones and Black Uhuru's Junior Reid ("Murda"), singer/songwriter Jake Troth ("My Heart Races On"), "Bitch Better Have My Money" writer Bibi Bourelly ("Without You") and more.
For a minute, it appeared Wayne ditched Cash Money and joined Roc Nation, but reps confirmed Wayne instead signed as co-owner with TIDAL, hence the exclusive release.
Last December, Lil Wayne tweeted "I want off this label" after Cash Money refused to release his Tha Carter V. "I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain't that easy," Weezy wrote. "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity. Again, I am truly sorry and I don't blame ya if ya fed up with waiting for me and this album."
Inspired by his fight for creative freedom, Lil Wayne told Rolling Stone of FWA, "I'm working on it every day, man. I guarantee it's going to be something dope. If you don't want a musician being creative, don't get The Free Weezy Album."