When Lil Wayne spoke to MTV News last Thursday, he revealed an August 28 release date for Tha Carter IV and promised that the Sorry for the Wait mixtape would drop Tuesday or Wednesday (that is, tomorrow or the day after). The next day, the first mixtape track, “Tunechi’s Back” (based on the “Tupac Back” beat) hit the web. [HT Rap Radar]
Rap Radar is also our unlikely source of a new Colbie Caillat song (because Common is featured). “Favorite Song,” is the two artists’ first studio collaboration, though Caillat did duet with him when she sang Joss Stone‘s hook on “The Light” in February 2010 at the BMI “How I Wrote That Song” Panel. “Favorite Song” will be on Caillat’s All of You, due out tomorrow.
Nelly Furtado premiered part of a new English-language song from her album in progress at the Delta Tejo Festival in Lisbon—which actually took place the weekend before last, but the news only broke via Rap-Up yesterday. In Furtado’s performance, the ballad, speculatively titled “Mystery,” segued into “Promiscuous Girl,” refashioned as “Mysterious Girl.”
Also last night, three new Kelly Clarkson demos leaked! Streams of the unmastered (and possibly unfinished) tracks are disappearing as quickly as they pop up, but Idolator has descriptions of the tracks, which may appear on Clarkson’s next album.