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Lil Wayne’s “Carter IV” Deposes Rap Royalty Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Throne”

Lil Wayne’s “Carter IV” Deposes Rap Royalty Jay-Z and Kanye’s “Throne”

Guess what?!  The music industry just told on itself.  The fact that Lil’ Wayne’s newest album “Tha Carter IV” outsold the highly anticipated and heavily promoted “Watch the Throne” by an astonishing two to one margin is an indication that notoriously stodgy major labels are still trying to figure out how to successfully navigate the realities of piracy in the age of digital distribution, while remaining both profitable and relevant to the artist, the public, and the industry alike.  I guess trial and error is one way to go about it.

As an aside, it’s always fun to see The Louis Vuitton Don brought down a few notches.  Guess you didn’t go quite as “HAM” as you thought you did bro.

Weezy FTW.

Nate Kuo

Nathaniel Kuo is a third year evening student at Fordham Law. He is a touring DJ, a manager and producer, and owns a bridal line called Bria Bridal. Nathaniel currently lives in Brooklyn Heights and spends entirely too much time talking trash to foreigners over the PSN while playing Call of Duty.