Lil Wayne's oft-delayed "Tha Carter III" is now slated for June 10 via Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Motown. The new release date comes just over two weeks after the album was given a May 13 street date.
According to a label rep, the date was moved due to production isses: Lil Wayne is still mixing and mastering some tracks and is waiting on clearances for others.
In February, Lil Wayne told Billboard the set was "one of those albums people are really waiting on, so I made it so that whatever is on it will stick with you forever. I'm taking my time with it. And I'm giving artists I respect and people I want to do songs with -- not songs the label fixed -- an opportunity to collaborate."
He also revealed then that Hurricane Chris, Corey Gunz, Tyga, Jibbs, Shanell, Kidd Kidd, Mack Maine, Lil Mama and Kanye West have recorded features for the album.
"Tha Carter III," the final set in the "Carter" trilogy, is the New Orleans rapper's first solo album since the release of 2005's "Tha Carter II," which has sold 1.3 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Soundscan. The album's first single, "Lollipop," produced by Jim Jonsin and featuring Static Major, was the greatest gainer this week, jumping 12-7 on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks chart. The track is also currently No. 15 Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and No. 12 on the Pop 100.