This week’s Creative Weekly: Lil Wayne to drop ‘Tha Carter V’ this month, ScHoolboy Q delays album release, Lupe Fiasco reveals ‘DROGAS Wave’ release date & tracklist and Eminem denies dissing Drake on Kamikaze.
Tha Carter V Reportedly Drops This Month
According to Hot 97, Lil Wayne’s long-awaited “Tha Carter V” album is finally set to arrive this Friday (Sept. 21). While Weezy’s team didn’t confirm the speculations, Young Money’s official Twitter account shared what is believed to be the album’s cover art.
Few days before YM’s announcement, Floyd Mayweather shared a cryptic Instagram post with the goat emoji and the caption “#21” under it.
Lil Wayne has reportedly used athletes in the past to promote his upcoming Carter releases. Make of this what you will.
The Carter IV was released seven years ago.
ScHoolboy Q Pushes Back Album In Wake Of Mac Miller’s Passing
Q fans probably won’t like this, but his heart is in the right place. The TDE rapper announced during a recent concert that his much awaited fifth album has now been placed on hold – so he can have enough time to recover from Mac Miler’s death.
“Y’all know I only drop albums every two years, right?” he told the crowd. “But in the process of dropping every two years, I ended up making four albums.”
He continued, “With my ni**a gone right now, I just don’t feel right putting out an album. As y’all can tell, I’m not my real self right now. I shouldn’t even be here right now. But like I said, my ni**a Mac would not want me to be in the house sad. He would clown me for some weird shit. I’m here today because it’s no way he would allow me to sit in the house and be a little bitch. I’m not gonna be a little bitch.”
Miller died from an apparent overdose at his home in studio city, California on September 7. The two collaborated on a number of tracks in the past including 2012’s “Gees” and 2014’s “Friends.”
Q assured fans that the album will eventually be released, he also apologized for the delay.
“I’ma go back and I’ma figure out when I’ma put this fucking album out because y’all are going to get this album,” he said. “I promise that. I’m just not ready to walk in the radio station and the first they ask me is ‘So, Mac Miller…’ I’m not ready to deal with the questions they have. So right now I’m not ready to put nothing out right now. I’m sorry.”
The Cali rapper’s last album “Blank Face LP” was released in 2016.
Lupe Fiasco Reveals ‘DROGAS Wave’ Release Date & Tracklist
Lupe Fiasco has revealed the release date for his seventh studio LP “DROGAS Wave.” Lu shared that the follow up to 2017’s DROGAS Light will arrive next week, September 28th.
Along with the announcement, the Chicago MC also shared the project’s cover art and tracklist. The 24-track LP will feature appearances by Damian Marley, Crystal Torres, Nikki Jean and more. The album is available now for pre-order here.
DROGAS WAVE TRACKLIST
1. In the Event Of Typhoon
4. Gold vs. The Right Things To Do
5. Slave Ship (Interlude)
6. WAV Files
7. Down f. Nikki Jean
8. Haile Selassie f. Nikki Jean
9. Alan Forever f. Crystal Torres
10. Helter Skelter (Interlude)
11. Stronger f. Nikki Jean
12. Sun God Sam & The California Drug Deals f. Nikki Jean
13. XO f. Troi Irons
14. Don’t Mess Up The Children (Interlude)
15. Jonylah Forever
16. Kingdom f. Damian Marley
17. Baba Kwesi (Interlude)
18. Imagine f. Simon Sayz & Crystal Torres
19. Stack That Cheese f. Nikki Jean
20. Cripple f. Elena Pindehughes
21. King Nas
22. Quotations From Chairman Fred f. Nikki Jean & Bishop Edgar Jackson
23. Happy Timbuck2 Day
24. Mural Jr.
Eminem Denies Dissing Drake On “Lucky You”
In the fourth and final installment of Eminem’s Kamikaze
interview with Sway Calloway, the Detroit legend talked about his alleged Drake diss on “Lucky You.”
“I got a couple of mansions/Still I don’t have any manners/You got a couple of ghost writers/But to these kids it don’t actually matter/They’re askin’ me, ‘What the fuck happened to hip-hop?”/I said, ‘I don’t have any answers’”, he raps on the track.
When the album dropped, many interpreted the track to be a subliminal shot at Drake, but Em has come out to deny the allegations.
“Drake is always going to be in my good graces because he did something for one of my daughters that I will never forget and he will always be in my graces for that,” he explains. “And I like Drake. What I’m telling you with these lines is I don’t know what’s real and what’s not. You hear shit about this rapper, that rapper — whatever.”
“He [Drake] makes great music. On this Kamikaze album, I feel like I was pretty direct about who I was taking shots at and who I wasn’t. I wouldn’t send subliminals to Drake. There’s no reason to do that.”
He also talked about the use of ghostwriters in hip hop and why he’d never use one. “I’m telling you that I don’t do it,” he says. “I never have and never will. If I ever need a ghostwriter, I just need to fuckin’ put the mic down. That’s my personal belief. As far as anybody out here that use ghostwriters, that’s fine. If that’s what you do, that’s fine.
“Hip Hop was the most important thing that empowered me. I have a line where I say, ‘It made me feel tough when I wasn’t.’ When I was a scrawny little kid, growing up on 8 Mile, walking up the fuckin’ block, put headphones on and it made me feel powerful. It was like my dad, Hip Hop. The excitement is being able to come up with the shit.”
Watch the full interview below.
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