Today has already been a hectic day for Cash Money Records, as marquee artist Lil Wayne set Twitter ablaze by detailing his frustrations with the label. Specifically, he called out Cash Money for holding back his upcoming album, Tha Carter V, which has suffered several delays over the last few months. It most recently received a firm release date for Dec. 9, before Wayne explained the situation taking place behind closed doors.
Fellow Young Money/Cash Money artist Tyga voiced his support for Wayne following his Twitter remarks, which makes sense given Tyga's own issues with the record label back in October, in which he threatened to leak his album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty.
Now, Tyga has stated his album will be released independently:
#TheGoldAlbum is going to be my first independent release 2015— T-Raww (@Tyga) December 4, 2014
This goes against information given to fans following Tyga's outburst a few months back, in which the 25-year-old Compton rapper announced his album would be released Dec. 23. If his latest update is in fact true, this would mean Tyga finally got his wish and severed ties with Young Money/Cash Money. Complex will keep you up to date on the status of this story.
UPDATE 12/18/2014: Check out the official artwork for the album below, which is designed by Kanye West and DONDA. The artwork takes similar inspiration from Earth, Wind, and Fire's 1978 "Best Of" project, which can also be seen below.
UPDATE: 1/21/15 5:00PM: Tyga has announced that his album, The Gold Album: 18th Dynasty, has been pushed back once again. It was scheduled to come out next week, Jan. 27. He explained on Twitter he's still fighting with his label over the release of the project, which has been an issue for the Compton rapper over the last several months. He hasn't revealed the new release date yet, but did assure fans his collaborative project with Chris Brown is coming soon.
The gold album won't be released the 27th still fightin with Label on my release. But will keep u guys updated.— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 21, 2015
Ayo ,make it work on iTunes. Fan of fan album will be dropping really soon.— T-Raww (@Tyga) January 21, 2015