Lil Wayne’s much anticipated The Carter III has sprung a leak and one “drip” earning a lot of buzz is a track called “Dr. Carter” which features the New Orleans spitter prescribing cures for wack rappers over David Axelrod’s “Holy Thursday.” The track from his 1968 release Songs of Innocence has been sampled by everyone from The Beatnuts and Artifacts to Fat Joe and InI and is featured in the new Grand Theft Auto IV game. But what makes it striking is that he rhymes pretty much over the original record with very little manipulation. According to reports the cut is produced by Swizz Beatz. One can only speculate that with the cost of clearing that sample, Swizz decided to just take the whole thing and let it rock.
Listen to the track HERE
Wayne also made headlines recently making some unflattering comments about the DJ community. But according to a post on Allhiphop.com he called into DJ Drama’s radio show to attest that he was not disrespecting all DJs, only those who had been making money off of his name and music that he’d never met before in his life.
Lil Wayne’s The Carter III is in stores June 10th.