February 19, 2015


Lil Wayne Says 'The Free Weezy Album' Will Drop in March

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UPDATE (2/19): Lil Wayne just gave a report on his upcoming project, The Free Weezy Album, to Rolling Stone. He said he's working 12-hour nights in the studio to wrap the record, which he'll release for free in March.

"I'm working on it every day, man," he said to the mag. "I guarantee it's going to be something dope. If you don't want a musician being creative, don't get The Free Weezy Album."

Read on for the back story and everything else we know about the LP.

Original Story (2/5): Lil Wayne hasn't been shy about his troubles with Cash Money Records, his label since forever. Back in December he tweeted, "I am a prisoner and so is my creativity." Then he dropped Sorry 4 the Wait 2, a 70-minute mixtape taking shots at Cash Money (and CEO/onetime Weezy BFF Birdman) and profusely apologizing for the many delays Tha Carter V has been slammed with. (It was supposed to come out May 5, 2014.)

Then Wayne filed a $51 million lawsuit against the label and teased yet another mixtape, Dedication 6. Now, in the wee hours on Twitter, he's revealed plans to release not just a mixtape but an all-out free album:

Looks like it's called The Free Weezy Album, which has a nice little double meaning to it. At the end of January, Wayne tweeted a pic from behind a big mixing board, writing, "I'm doin this for u,for us. Thx for your attention and perspective kuz I ain't sh!t without it." Knowing Tunechi and his loco levels of productivity, we shouldn't have to wait long.