On Friday, November 12th, Multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lil Wayne released the first part of Tha Carter IV visual album via Young Money Records/Republic Records/UMe as a part of the continued celebration of the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking record. We wonder if an NFT version of this collection is anywhere in the future. Seems it would make a perfect match. However, not this time around. This goes to show, how fast the NFT market is moving and how people are still playing catch up. Soon we wouldn’t be surprised if most music released came with some sort of NFT. Nonetheless, the visuals are pretty cool, and deserve a look. Afterall we are talking about thee “Wezzy F. Baby!” Directed by Tim Fox and with art by Daniel Crossan brings to life the dystopian world Wayne described on Tha Carter IV and creates a comic book feel out of it that pulls inspiration from Grand Theft Auto and The Dark Knight.
In 2020, Lil Wayne cemented his legacy forever as “one of the best-selling artists of all time,” tallying sales in excess of 100 million records worldwide with 15 million albums and 37 million digital tracks sold in the United States alone. Not to mention, he garnered 11 BET Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, two MTV VMAs, and eight NCAAP Image Awards. Among many milestones, he emerged as “the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100,” logging a staggering 109 entries.
The rollout schedule with links can be found below:
- She Will (watch HERE)
- Blunt Blowin (watch HERE)
- Nightmares Of The Bottom (watch HERE)
- President Carter (watch HERE)
“Tha Carter Singles Collection” 7″ vinyl box set is officially available HERE), and features 19 of Wayne’s biggest “Tha Carter” series hits on 45 for the first time. To commemorate the launch, Wayne also dropped the unreleased Tha Carter III era track “Ya Dig” on streaming services via Young Money Records/Republic Records/UMe. The box set comes complete with liner notes and a booklet of rare photos.
The launch also follows the release of Lil Wayne and Rich The Kid’s blockbuster collaborative mixtape, Trust Fund Babies (listen HERE). The chart-topping rappers also served up a new joint single and video entitled “Feelin’ Like Tunechi” (watch HERE).
Earlier this year, Wayne released Tha Carter IV (Complete Edition) on streaming platforms in celebration of the critically acclaimed album’s 10th anniversary. Wayne also launched the specialty Tha Carter IV Topps trading cards – making him the first rapper to have his own trading card collection.