By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Lil’ Wayne has confirmed that his new mixtape, Dedication 4, will be released next month. On Sunday (July 22) Weezy took to Twitter to share, “Dedikation 4 komin next month.” This will be the fourth installment of the DJ Drama-hosted series. Drama confirmed the tape by ReTweeting Wayne and later in an exclusive interview with MTV.
Fans have come to anticipate the mixtape series for featuring some of Wayne’s best verses. The last Dedication mixtape came out in 2008 and featured appearances from Nicki Minaj, Drake and Jae Millz among others.
“Me & Cortez had been talkin back & forth for for bout a year that it was almost time for D4″ Dram told MTV. “He said Tunechi had been mentioning it and was gearing up. During the Vegas stop on Club Paradise tour, Tez told me it was a 100% go. I told him thank god, cuz the fans invade my twitter daily asking about it! Dram & Wayne is a dangerous combination. Shout out to the Mixtape Weezy. Get ready.”
Speculation over a new Wayne tape has buzzed online in the past few weeks. Wayne’s DJ, DJ Scoob Doo, tweeted on July 11, “And I heard that mixtape is a 4th installment and not a 2nd#breadoverbed.” He then released a video featuring a possible new mixtape cover (The cover is an homage to Nirvana’s iconic 1991 Nevermind in which a young Wayne takes on the face of the baby in the swimming pool chasing the dollar). In the video, Weezy talks about his new “Bread Over Bed” motto. This “lifestyle” is about hard work and persistence. “Bread over bed is the reason why other people think you’re different….It’s not a saying…It’s something we’re living. This is something we are about,” says Wayne.
He also shared with MTV News that he’s been working on a follow up to I Am Not A Human Being. “I Am Not A Human Being II, that’s what I’m workin’ on right now, actually I’m finished. The difference between [this] album and the last I Am Not a Human Being would be the music wasn’t rushed,” Wayne said on June 16 in Atlanta after he finished performing at Hot 107.9’s Birthday Bash. “Last time the music was rushed because I had to take that eight-month vacation on that island so we had rushed the music, but this time we didn’t rush the music.”