New Music: Lil Wayne, Lenny Kravitz, David Guetta
Wayne finally delivers, Kravitz gets black and white and David Guetta makes us dance
Although Lil Wayne got a head start by dropping his LP at midnight on Monday, Aug. 29 right after the MTV Video Music Awards, other artists including Lenny Kravitz and David Guetta waited until today to drop their latest.
Lil Wayne - Tha Carter IV
Fans waited nearly three years for the latest installment of The Carter IV. Although originally Wayne wanted to drop this album around Christmas, he got a little distracted thanks to prison time. Still, despite lukewarm reviews, three singles from his latest LP are already on the top of the Billboard charts including "6 Foot, 7 Foot," "John" featuring Rick Ross, and most recently "How To Love."
Lenny Kravitz - Black and White America
The ninth studio album from Lenny Kravitz got a lot of inspiration for his latest album Black and White America from his own family. His mom, Roxie Roker, a famous actress who became half of TV's first mixed-race couple on '70s sitcoms All In the Family and The Jeffersons, inspired him to pen lyrics that challenge race in America. "Race in this country is still the elephant in the room that no one wants to discuss," the 47-year-old rocker told USA Today. Recorded in the Bahamas and Paris, the LP also features cameos from Drake and Jay-Z.
David Guetta - Nothing But the Beat
French producer and Grammy award winner David Guetta keeps the party going with his sophomore dance album Nothing But the Beat. His latest features diverse voices including R&B singer Chris Brown to west coast rapper Snoop Dogg, from female rapper Nicki Minaj to hitmaking producer Timbaland.