The release date for Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V album is still uncertain, but the rapper is going to release a free album for his fans. Wayne announced he is dropping his project entitled, Free Weezy, soon. “Free album. Free Weezy season. The Free Weezy Album. #FWA,” the rapper posted on Twitter. DJ Drama just announced the possible return of Wayne’s Dedication 6 a few days ago. It seems the rapper is trying to make the best of his current situation with Cash Money Records, which now includes the rapper’s lawsuit against CEO Bryan ‘Birdman‘ Williams.
Another Cash Money Records’ artist is suing the record label. Cash Money rapper, Turk, claims the label owes him money, too. The rapper posted the following statement on social media in regards to his lawsuit. The rapper wrote, “The reason why I’m sueing (sic) now is because I realized that me being loyal has gotten me no where in this business!!” He added, “Its my attorney’s decision that it was in my best interest to sue after several attempts to settle this matter privately. Now we wait for the next chapter!! #Wodie.” Turk wants a judge to award him the rights to his music and void his contract with Cash Money. According to TMZ, the rapper is also requesting over a million dollars in damages.
Turk signed with Cash Money back in 1996, and he was a member of the popular rap group, The Hot Boys. The Hot Boys also consisted of Lil Wayne, Juvenile, and B.G. The group released three studio albums including Get It How U Live!, Guerrilla Warfare, and Let ‘Em Burn. The Hot Boy’s most successful single, “I Need a Hot Girl” featuring Big Tymers, peaked at Number 23 on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart. The rap group managed to sell over two million albums in the US. As a solo artist, Turk dropped his first album entitled Young & Thuggin’ in 2001. The album sold 500,000 copies, and cracked the Top 10 on the Billboard 200. The rapper served nine years of a fourteen year sentence relating to a second-degree attempted murder charge. The charges stemmed from the shooting of a Memphis, Tennessee police officer in 2004. After his release from prison, Turk released the song “Zip It” featuring Lil Wayne. A remix version featuring Juvenile and B.G. also surfaced online, which fans referred to as an official Hot Boys reunion record.