Nearly a week after releasing his joint album with Rich the Kid, Lil Wayne is exciting his longtime fans with a blast from the past. On Friday (Oct. 8), “The Dedication” emcee announced that he will be releasing a few singles from his popular Tha Carter series on vinyl.
The seven-inch vinyl box set titled Tha Carter Singles Collection will features 19 of the rapper’s hit records, including “A Milli,” “Hustler Musik,” “How to Love” and “Ya Dig,” which was re-released on Friday. Two liner lithographs and a booklet filled with never-before-seen photos will also be included in the box, which is decorated with Wayne’s tattoos.
According to Weezy’s site, the box set is currently available for preorder. It is being sold for $200 and is expected to arrive by Nov. 12.
While Tunechi’s entire career is worth mentioning, the performance of the era of Tha Carter albums is unrivaled. The original album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart after its 2004 release. The following year, Tha Carter II debuted at the No. 2 spot, increasing fans’ anticipation for the next few projects in the series. In 2008, after the release of the double platinum albums, Tha Carter III dropped featuring songs like “Lollipop,” ”Got Money” and “Mrs. Officer.” The record hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 in its first week, became his best-selling project in the series and was later certified six times platinum by the RIAA.
In August, the New Orleans rapper released a limited-edition collection of cards for the decade-year anniversary of the Tha Carter IV, which came out in 2011 while he served time for illegal possession of a weapon. It preceded Tha Carter V — Weezy’s return to the series after delays related to his disputes with both Cash Money Records and Birdman.
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