Young Thug has announced April 17th as the release date for his album Carter Six, and also revealed the cover artwork: a shadowy shot of the Atlanta rapper in a spotlight sans clothes, with the album title lettering obscuring enough to ensure that it won’t need to be displayed in a brown paper bag on store shelves.
The album has already ignited controversy with fellow rapper Lil Wayne, whom Thugger has called his idol. Lil’ Wayne has a series of albums titled Tha Carter I through IV, with Tha Carter V expected sometime this year (the New Orleans rapper’s real name is Dwayne Carter, Jr.) Apparently Wayne is none too pleased by Young Thug’s album title, nor his stated goal to release Carters six through ten.
Carter Six comes via 300 Entertainment, 1017 Records and Atlantic Records. It is Young Thug’s first physical album; two previous albums, The Purple Album and 1017 Thug 3, were only sold digitally.
Meanwhile, Young Thug appears on the latest Gucci Mane mixtape (first one in two weeks!) titled Trap House 5 (The Final Chapter), along with Atlanta’s Peewee Longway and Chicago’s Chief Keef.