Lil Wayne plans to use a similar strategy as his industry counterparts Jay-Z and Kanye by releasing Tha Carter IV to iTunes, Amazon.com and other digital outlets at midnight on Sunday, immediately following MTV’s VMAs and his performance for the award show. In doing so, Weezy becomes the first artist to release an entire album digitally after the awards. In a prepared statement given to MTV, Wayne declares “I am extremely excited to be the first artist to utilize such an amazing idea. I hope that I can open the door for others.”
While the digital move gives online sites a leg up, the physical album’s still slated to hit stores on August 29.
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