It's official. Lil' Wayne's "Sorry for the Wait 2" is only a few hours away from release. After releasing a tease and then full single from the project, "Fingers Hurting" over the holiday weekend, Lil' Tunechi's new mix tape is only hours away from release. Earlier today (Jan. 20), his fellow Young Money Cash Money Records longtime friend Mack Maine released a picture of the official artwork and it seems to be telling of Wayne's current label struggles.
A photo posted by mackmaineymcmb (@mackmaineymcmb) on Jan 5, 2015 at 3:04pm PST
If you've followed the story, you are aware of the growing riff between Cash Money Records head honcho Brian "Birdman/Baby" Williams and his longtime mentee, Lil' Wayne. Toward the end of last year, the 32-year-old rap phenom released his frustrations on Twitter, declaring to his fans that he wanted "nothing to do" with the Cash Money and only wanted to move forward with YMCMB.
Later, reports of money issues within the front office spread on the Internet like wild fire. Allegedly, Wayne's new album, "Tha Carter V," is being held hostage due to internal issues. But despite the drama, Wayne has given his fans another project to enjoy in the meantime with SFTW2.
Sorry 4 The Wait 2.....Today!!! Een foto die is geplaatst door mackmaineymcmb (@mackmaineymcmb) op Jan 20, 2015 at 12:05 PST
The album cover art shows Wayne's arm in dangling over a white wall. On one wrist, a locked handcuff hangs on his wrist and at the other end, the cuff is open which could be a telling sign of what's to come of his with damaged relationship with Cash Money. In between the lines, it seems to be another way of Wayne saying, "I'm free" from the people who locked him down for so long (similar to what his manager Cortez Bryant wrote in this Instagram post).
Are you ready for "Sorry for the Wait 2?" Here you go.
Listen to "Fingers Hurting" (Explicit), below.