Upon getting out of prison, late last year, Lil Wayne promised fans he would take the game over. In 2008, Wayne dominated with his triple platinum Tha Carter III. Following numerous album delays, spanning from 2009, Wayne said Tha Carter IV would be released before the end of 2011.
The singles released from the album were “6 Foot 7 Foot,” “John (If I Die Today),” featuring Rick Ross, “How to Love,” and “She Will.” It has been said more singles are coming, but they have yet to surface, nor has the “She Will” video. While Lil Wayne’s singles dominated, he continued his span of guest appearances.
Lil Wayne appeared on Rick Ross’ “9 Piece,” Game’s “Red Nation,” Chris Brown’s “Look at me Now,” DJ Khaled’s “Welcome to My Hood” and “I’m on One,” Young Jeezy’s “Ballin,” and B.o.B.’s “Strange Clouds.”
His solo efforts paired with his collaborations heled Lil Wayne take home the ‘Lyricist of the Year’ award at the 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards.