Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V—reportedly his final album—has been delayed nearly nine months since its original May 5, 2014 release date. Some heated, bleak Weezy tweets in December pinned the never-ending lag on Cash Money Records, Wayne's home for nearly 20 years. Cash Money co-CEO and cofounder Bryan "Birdman" Williams was also ID'd in Wayne's tweets—extra uncomfortable when you consider the fact that Birdman's played father figure to Wayne since the kid was 13, even costarring with Tunechi on the two-album Like Father Like Son series.
Enter Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a brand new 17-song, 70-minute holdover mixtape packed with all the Lil Wayne staples. (The first Sorry 4 the Wait dropped in 2011, when Tha Carter IV was delayed multiple times.) You've got guest stars like Drake, 2 Chainz, and Christina Milian. You've got a buffet of blindingly explicit sex-raps. You've got Weezy going in on beats like Beyoncé's "Drunk in Love," Rae Sremmurd's "No Type," Future's "Sh!t," and OG Maco's piano banger "U Guessed It."
But most striking are the jabs, uppercuts, and vicious haymakers Weezy throws at Cash Money Records. Soooo many of them, especially on the Sorry 4 the Wait 2 opener "Coco." (Originally by O.T. Genasis.) And now (sorry for the wait), here come the 15 most ferocious lyrics about Wayne's newfound distaste for his longtime label. (Also: it sounds like Weezy will keep his Young Money imprint running, with or without Cash Money. So Drake and Nicki Minaj have nothing to worry about. Probably.)
1. From "U Guessed It"
My CMB days are dead, I ain't worried bout ghost
I married the mob, we divorced
And all that sh*t dead without me, of course
It's nothin—a zombie, a corpse
You burnt yourself and was supposed to pass me the torch
F*ck it, I'll see you in Forbes, ni**a
2. From "Coco"
I don't want no problems, I just want my money
3. From "Sh!t"
I'm a nerd, I'm a geek, I'm absurd, I'm unique
Did my time at Cash Money, time served and released, but this agent ain't free
Word, that's the word on these streets
But that sh*t is old news, that sh*t so yesterweek
I'm just focused, focused on my expertise
They like "Tunechi, you good?" I'm like "Bob, yessiree"
4. From "Coco"
It's compensation over conversation
Lord, I must got blurry vision, a ni**a's got two faces
Lord, this game is a vampire
Blood, you gotta protect your neck, it'll suck you dry like raisins, lord
5. From "Coco"
I'm still in the buildin'
I just had to knock a couple walls down, had to kick y'all out
Life is a movie but sometimes a ni**a get too tired of watchin and walk out
6. From "Coco"
Birdman Junior, more like ugly duckling
7. From "U Guessed It"
I couldn't be junior forever, I don't mean to ruffle your feathers
But I had to spread my wings, ain't tryna get lemon peppered
8. From "U Guessed It"
I'm sorry for the f*ckin wait
Was busy, searchin my calendar for better days
I found 'em; you either turn the page or tear the page
YM, Young Money, never age
Bitch, you jealous
9. From "Coco"
I found a needle in a haystack, put the thread though
I tried to stitch the wound back up, but I just bled through
10. From "Coco"
Sometimes the truth is hard to swallow and to say, too
But I graduated from that bullsh*t, now I hate school
11. From "Sh!t"
I'm bumping Carter V on a iPod
My bitch mad as hell cause it ain't out yet
She said, "Soon as these ni**as hear your new sh*t
They gon have to give they styles back"
12. From "Coco"
Tha Carter gon be late so I cooked up a tape
The garden's full of snakes so I had to escape
13. From "Coco"
Cash Money is an army; I'm a one-man army
And if them ni**gas comin for me, I'm goin out like Tony
14. From "Fingers Hurting"
Workin like a slave, on my Roots Part II sh*t
Gotta let 'em know that Lil Tunechi's still Tunechi, bitch
15. From "Hot Ni**a"
Yeah, got me on my Young Money sh*t
No Cash Money, just Young Money sh*t