Lil Wayne Tackles Label Beef in New Mixtape Song
Lil Wayne both bashed and brushed off his longtime label Cash Money in a new track, “Sh!t (Remix),” which is set to appear on the rapper’s upcoming mixtape, Sorry 4 the Wait 2, All Hip Hop reports.
The track finds Weezy as wild, weird and restless as ever, rapping breathlessly over Mike Will Made It’s beat for Future’s Honest single “Shit.” Amidst characteristically ridiculous boasts — like, “I sleep on a crucifix” and, “I’m a verbal disease, I’m allergic to me” — Wayne took aim at his label, spitting, “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 shit is old news, that shit is so yesterweek/I’m just focused, focused on my expertise.”
The news from “yesterweek” that Weezy is ostensibly referring to was a Twitter tirade he went on in December, during which he attacked Cash Money — the label that has released all of his albums and is home to the Young Money imprint he founded — and compared his contract to a prison sentence. The rapper accused the label and its founder, Bryan “Birdman” Williams of refusing to release his latest, and possibly final, solo album, The Carter V.
“I want off this label and nothing to do with these people but unfortunately it ain’t that easy,” Wayne wrote. “I am a prisoner and so is my creativity. Again, I am truly sorry and I don’t blame ya if ya fed up with waiting for me and this album. But thank you.”
Following the release of “Shit (Remix),” Lil Wayne’s longtime manager Cortez Bryant took to Instagram to defend his client. “Wayne carried Cash Money on his back for over 10 years when he could have left and did this on his own,” the manager wrote. “The most loyal person I know on earth! He don’t deserve the shitt he’s going through at this point in the game.”
Although several Carter V singles have been released, starting with last May’s Drake-featuring “Believe Me,” Cash Money’s website still bills the album as “coming soon.”
In October, Billboard reported The Carter V would be released in two parts, the first of which was supposed to drop on December 9th. At the time Wayne dissed the suggestion, saying, “I worked way too much to give y’all half of it. If I would’ve dropped the album today, it would have to be 12 or 13 songs. I refuse to cheat my fans. I refuse to cheat myself.”