Lil' Wayne drops a surprise album last night and it's already driven over 5 million streams on TIDAL.
Dwayne Carter released it solely on Young Money Entertainment. The rapper is pissed with Cash Money Records delaying Tha Carter V album.
Lil' Wayne (aka Lil' Tunchi,
Weezy announced a Free Weezy Album, would be released prior to the fifth installment in his popular series.
In June 2015, Wayne joined Jay-Z's TIDAL, as an artist owner, kicking off the partnership by exclusively releasing a single on the service titled "Glory."
He's also announced plans on his own TIDAL X concert series.
Weezy released Free Weezy Album, exclusively through TIDAL, under Young Money and Republic Records.
In this latest bout of frustration with his label, Weezy took Cash Money to court. He is suing for $51 million for royalties and back pay.
Drake who is affiliated with Cash Money and Young Money has partnered with Apple to launch his next album. "Focus on your body of work," Drake said. "Instead of having to post your stuff on these different and sometimes confusing places, it's all in one place: Connect."
Weezy has also address concerns about Drake and Nicki Minaj leaving both labels because of incompetent management by Birdman and their feud with ex-labelmate Tyga.
Drake and Nicki both have frustrations with Birdman and Tyga.
They have subliminally diss them on albums.
Drake has signaled his intentions to jump ship. He released his fourth album through Apple without acknowledgement from Young Money or Cash Money. His fifth album which may be dropped on a surprise date could signal the end of Drake's run with the labels.
Tyga also released his long delayed album. The Gold Album 18th Dynasty was released quietly on June 23 with very few features. Notable features include Weezy and Boozie Badazz. This release is considered Tyga's official departure from Cash Money and Young Money.
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