Watch the official music video for Lil Wayne’s Sorry 4 Tha Wait 2 track ‘CoCo’. ‘CoCo’, which is a remix to OT Genasis’ track of the same name, is one of the stand out tracks from Lil Wayne’s most recent Young Money mixtape while fans wait for the release of Tha Carter V. Check out the Eif Rivera directed video below.
A week ago, the phrase “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” meant nothing to you and now it’s a Drake album that you weren’t even expecting. After releasing a surprise album on iTunes for fans, Billboard is reporting that Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album is expected to sell more than half a million copies by the end of its first week. If 500,000 wasn’t enough, it is also expected that IYRTITL has a “serious chance” of exceeding even that half a million estimate.
Drake almost broke the internet Thursday when he “pulled a Beyonce” and dropped a surprise album, titled If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. The first question though, is this even an album? Is it a mixtape? Well, it really isn’t that black and white. When you think of a mixtape, you think of a lower quality project which is less cohesive and most importantly released for free. When you think of an album you think of completely original beats, more strategic album packaging and covers, and usually for sale on iTunes, as well as stores. If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late falls somewhere in the middle. While the beats are original (as opposed to Lil Wayne’s Sorry 4 The Wait projects), the album sounds more like a mixtape than an album. Also too, fans were led to believe that Drake’s “upcoming album” was Views From The 6 (which still is expected to release this year). The album art also appears to be more of a mixtape cover than an album cover. However, even though the project was also released for free streaming on Soundcloud,IYRTITLwas released for sale on iTunes. So which is it? Again, it’s still not clear.
Is Lil Wayne following the path of Drake and releasing a surprise album on iTunes just one day later, this time for free? A week ago Wayne tweeted, “Free album. Free Weezy season. The Free Weezy Album. #FWA”, suggesting that fans would soon receive a free album (separate from his Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape). And now today, using the same #FWA (Free Weezy Album) hashtag, Wayne tweeted that he “hit sent”. Did he hit send on submitting a free album for fans on iTunes or perhaps somewhere else? Yesterday we speculated that Drake may have released his If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late album to finish his contract with Cash Money before the release of his highly anticipated View From The 6 album. Lil Wayne can’t quite do the same since he re-signed with Cash Money for four solo albums (we doubt he hit send on a few albums today), but he just may have something up his sleeve to get at Cash Money, along with his $51 million dollar lawsuit.
[Update: According to YMCMB preisdent Mack Maine, the album is NOT dropping tonight, despite reports]
Drake’s new surprise album If You’re Reading This It’s Too Lateis full of disses to his fellow labelmates. In his track ‘No Tellin”, Drake throws shade at his new OVO Sound artist iLoveMakonnen and in the album’s closing track ‘6PM in New York’ Drake takes shots at fellow Young Money/Cash Money (YMCMB) rapper Tyga. In the track, Drake raps “I heard the lil lil homie talking reckless in Vibe. It’s quite a platform you chose, you should have kept it inside. Oh you tried, it’s so childish calling my name on the world’s stage. You need to act your age and not your girl’s age.” Referencing Tyga’s interview with Vibe where he revealed that he didn’t like Drake, Drake takes a jab at Tyga and his relationship with his 17 year-old girlfriend Kylie Jenner. No mercy from Drizzy on these records!
If you somehow didn’t hear, Drake just pulled a Beyonce and released a surprise album on iTunes. While Beyonce’s release was certainly game changing, Drake’s just might have a much more interesting back story. With this surprise release of Drake’s fourth studio album, If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, is Drizzy now out of his contract with Cash Money Records?
In anticipation of his upcoming Sorry 4 The Wait 2 mixtape, which is being released due to a publicized feud between Wayne and his Cash Money label over the release and direction of his next album (Tha Carter V), Weezy has released a new video and song teaser for ‘I’m So Sorry’. At the close of the video is the release date for S4TW 2, now scheduled for Tuesday, January 20th. Check out the video and the mixtape’s ‘Sh!t Remix’ track below.