Mack Maine Says Lil Wayne’s The Carter V Will Be Out Early 2015

In arguably the most shocking music news items of the month, Lil Wayne famously described himself as a “prisoner” on lifelong label home Cash Money Records and said he wants nothing to do with anyone at the label, implying that relations had soured between Wayne and his “daddy,” Cash Money co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, fka Baby. At the Vice20 party, Wayne affirmed that he’s leaving Cash Money, despite his manager’s statements to the contrary. The reason for Wayne’s ire is that Cash Money hasn’t yet released the first volume of his long-gestating two-part album The Carter V. Now, as The Fader points out, Cash Money president Mack Maine says the album is finished and will be out early next year after some behind-the-scenes business is dispensed with. In an interview Friday with Miami radio station WEDR 99 Jamz, Maine guaranteed a first-quarter 2015 release for The Carter V and added there’s a silent partner involved with the release who will help put the album out in a “special way.” Hear the interview below; they get to the relevant matters right away.