For the last several months, Lil Wayne has continuously pushed back the release of his forthcoming effort Tha Carter IV, leaving hungry fans waiting in desperation for its eventual release. Although Wayne has been mum about why the album, which has now been set for an Aug. 29 release, has taken so long to see the light of day, he’s now opening up about the push backs, claiming that lackluster beats from potential producers are to blame.
According to HipHopDX in an interview with XXL Magazine, Weezy, who’s still in the studio completing his album, explains that many of the submissions he’s received from potential producers fail to match up to his own lyrical prowess.
“These n—-s’ beats been sucking. I’m putting it out there: you producing, what ya’ll doing? Get right, man. Step it up,” he said. ‘This is coming from a rapper. One of the best rappers. I ain’t saying I’m the best no more, because these n—-s is too good these days. I got old. But d–n, y’all n—-s’ beats is terrible! [Chad Ochocinco walks into the room] These n—-s’ beats sound like Ochocino made them.”
So far, fans have been treated to sonically acclaimed tracks like “6 Foot 7 Foot,” produced by Bangladesh, and “How To Love,” produced by Detail.
Although Wayne may not be thrilled with many of the other beats on his album, perhaps he’s to blame for his own musical dilemma. Perhaps, producers are reluctant to send him their best beats due to the fact that he’s notorious for holding out on paying them their royalties, as was the case with longtime producer Bangladesh.
Hopefully, Wayne can finally find some beats that don’t suck before his Aug. 29. release date comes and goes like the rest of his ill-fated release dates. – nicholas robinson