Lil Wayne had one of the craziest mixtape runs in the early to mid-2000s, and fans have been waiting for the catalog to drop on streaming services. After releasing No Ceilings on DSPs, Lil Wayne is looking at unleashing another one of his classic tapes.
Last week, Young Money Entertainment president Mack Maine told Billboard Weezy F Baby will be dropping another mixtape in 2022 for fans to enjoy. According to reports, the tape should be arriving in January with all the original tracks. There’ll be more mixtapes to come, but Wayne’s love for samples makes clearances are a complicated process.
“Spoiler alert,” Mack Maine told Billboard. “We have [a mixtape] coming, probably in January. Shout-out to the fans. If we could, we’d put all of [the tapes] up in one month. It’s a tedious process. It’s not like a one-day thing. But we’re going to hopefully get all those mixtapes [up].”
Thanks to sample-clearance issues, the No Ceilings re-release only had 11 songs on it compared to the original’s 21 tracks. Despite it being a shorter version, the re-release debuted at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 chart with 23,000 album equivalents sold in its first week.
While he’s prepping to drop one of his prized mixtapes, Lil Wayne is also celebrating the 10th anniversary of Tha Carter IV by dropping a load of visualizers for the singles “She Will,” “Nightmare From The Bottom,” “Blunt Blowin’,” and “President Carter.” The visuals were directed by Tim Fox and with art by Daniel Crossan that brings to life the dystopian world Wayne described on Tha Carter IV.
Tha Carter IV arrived in August 2011, less than a year after Lil Wayne was released from prison in New York on a gun charge. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, with an estimated 964,000 copies sold.