MTV recently talked with Mack Maine, who’s is an artist and president of Young Money, and he explains:
“Tha Carter IV plans we had and still have are to put Tha Carter IV out the day he comes out of prison (November 5, 2010),” Mack said Thursday in New York. “He had so many songs for Tha Carter IV, we said let’s just put these 10 songs out on I Am Not a Human Being and double-back for Tha Carter IV. He has more songs for Tha Carter IV that are still strong.”
Mack Maine says that Wayne is deeply involved in Tha Carter IV’s song selection process despite currently serving his yearlong sentence on Rikers Island.
“It’s basically me, him, Baby and Cortez Bryant mapping it out,” Mack explained. “We had a listening session out here. It was me, Baby and Cortez. I let [Wayne] know these are the ones we picked. He already picked six of them from back there. I let him hear it over the phone. I book him a studio session, kinda like I did for the ‘Light Up’ up remix with Drake. I book him a studio session and let him listen [to tracks] over the phone. ‘Do you like this one?’ ‘Yeah?’ ”
Mack Maine says the camp is thinking about not putting any music from Carter IV out prior to the release. They’re toying with the idea of letting the fans be surprised when they purchase the project.
“We might just drop the album that day,” Mack said of Carter 4. “Just hope it don’t leak out and drop it that day. I think it would be crazy, the anticipation.”