- Recording information: CMR South Studios, Miami, FL; Record Room Studios, Miami, FL.
- Photographer: Nabil .
- Arguably the most anticipated hip-hop album of 2011, Tha Carter IV was originally planned to be released as a double album, coupled with Wayne's rock effort Rebirth. After completing some tracks he felt were especially strong, Weezy changed his mind and decided that this Carter needed to stand on its own. Fans can judge for themselves with the pre-release singles "6 Foot 7 Foot" and "John," the latter featuring special guest Rick Ross.
Rolling Stone (p.72) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's thrilling how unhinged Weezy sounds on THA CARTER III's proper follow-up, as he freestyles about shooting for the stars and making astronauts dodge bullets."