This week Lil Wayne announced that he would delay his Dedication 4 mixtape, so in the meantime he’s debuted the mixtape’s cover art, which was designed by a fan named Jesse Diebolt. The drawing features Lil Wayne as a TRUKFIT character, complete with skateboard. The tape is expected to arrive next week.
According to a report on DJ Scoob Doo’s BreadOverBed.com website, Wayne has delayed the release of the DJ Drama-helmed project to give close friend 2 Chainz‘s newly released debut album Based On A T.R.U. Story breathing room.
“I know I was supposed to drop that Dedication 4 tonight — but listen, my homeboy 2 Chainz just dropped his album yesterday [August 14],” said Wayne following his performance in New York City alongside Nicki Minaj. “That’s my real, real, real good homeboy right there and I refuse to put any attention on me when the spotlight, everybody’s eyes, everybody’s attention and everybody’s focus should be on my n—a 2 Chainz’s albumBased On A T.R.U. Story. So therefore I ain’t giving you b—–s Dedication 4 yet. I’ma give it to ya’ll in another week or so. But I ain’t gonna lie, I ain’t finished that mother—er. I’ve been skating and sh–, falling and sh– and all that type of sh–, but I’ll give it to you like, next week. Stop trippin’ pimp.”
Never one to go back on his word, immediately following the news ofDedication 4‘s delay, Wayne dropped the first offering from the mixtape over 2 Chainz and Drake’s club anthem, “No Lie,” paving the way for a soon-to-be release date.
“I am sippin’ on that lean/don’t bring me no bottles h–/I make it rain so hard, flowers grow/Hollygrove,” Wayne spits over the songs intro. “Four baby mommas/no baby momma drama/Bad bitch at home sleep I go home and sleep behind her.”
Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz’s relationship goes back to the days when the Atlanta rapper was originally known as the MC Tity Boi from the group Playaz Circle. Wayne and Chainz collaborated on one of Playaz Circle’s biggest records to date, “Duffle Bag Boy,” and 2 Chainz also joined Wayne for his performance on MTV2’s “Unplugged” last year. Extending the relationship, Wayne appears on the intro for T.R.U. Story on the track “Yuck.”