Controversial, hugely prolific and the undisputed hottest artist, across any genre, in the US right now, Lil Wayne is set to drop his feverishly anticipated new album “The Carter III” on May 12th. Dwayne MichaelCarter Jr., aka Lil Wayne, aka Lil Weezy, recently swept into the UK for a sell-out whistlestop series of dates as an appetite whetter for the forthcoming album.
Written and produced by the self-proclaimed, universally recognised, Best Rapper Alive, “The Carter III” looks sure to make this guitar playing New Orleans bred, Miami based 25 year old one of the world’s biggest stars in the next year.
has released 6 records, sold 6 million albums, and has made an incredible 40 guest features since 1999. That doesn’t take into account the massive amount of mixtapes and leaked tracks that hit the net on an almost weekly basis. The enormous anticipation for this new record is partly due to the fact that the album was initially scheduled for last year but was derailed bya series of leaks. Lil Wayne regrouped, recorded new tracks, and even found time to issue a digital only EP on Christmas day.