Lil Wayne just dropped his Sorry 4 the Wait 2 mixtape while his fans patiently wait for the release of his Tha Carter V album. The mixtape features 17-tracks, with appearances from Drake, 2 Chainz, Christina Milian, Mack Maine, and Nicki Minaj. Some of the mixtape highlights include his rendition of Beyoncé’s “Drunk in Love,” OG Maco’s “You Guessed It,” Rae Sremmurd’s “No Type,” and Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N—a.” Listen to the album here.
As reported, Lil Wayne is in a dispute with his Cash Money Records label. The “artist” versus “record label” controversy is not a new concept. While Lil Wayne is trying to leave Cash Money, Tyga is working on leaving Lil Wayne’s Young Money record label. Late last year, Tyga posted a number of tweets criticizing his label. “Gold album been done. My label holding me hostage so I can’t release nothing. Might just leak it for my fans than let them make $ off it.” The rapper also tweeted, “The music industry is a devils playground. Im (sic) a man of God.” Currently, Tyga is still on the Young Money roster.
In 2013, rapper Jeezy went on social media to address his record label, Def Jam Records: “N—as @DefJamRecords keep playing games if you want!” The rapper also threatened to leak his album. Jeezy was upset because his album was complete, but the label didn’t have a timetable for when his album was going to be released. After waiting a couple of years, the rapper had become restless. Jeezy finally released his Seen It All: The Autobiography in 2014, and the rapper is still an artist at Def Jam Records.
Azealia Banks also had a dispute with her record label in 2013. Her debut album, Expensive Taste, was supposed to be released in the fall of 2012. The album got pushed back, and was expected to be released in February 2013. After missing the 2013 release, the album was never released. A frustrated Banks went on social media to express her anger, “Can someone at Sony buy me off of Universal please?? I’m really in hell here.” Two and a half years after signing with Universal Music Group, Banks never released an album. Consequently, the record label did release Azealia Banks. After her release from Universal, Banks tweeted, “I’m feeling like miss celie at the end of color purple…Free at last.” Banks started her own record label, Azealia Banks Records, in 2014.