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OTRC: Lil Wayne's release date for 'The Carter IV' pushed back once again, report says

Lil Wayne appears in an undated 2010 photo posted on his Facebook page. (facebook.com/LilWayne)

The release of Lil Wayne's ninth studio album "The Carter IV" has been pushed back once again.

According to Billboard.com the album will debut on August 29. Initially, the rapper announced in March that the album was supposed become available on May 16, 2011, but the release date was later pushed to June 21 before this recent update.

'The Carter IV' will be Wayne's first album since his release from prison in November. The hip-hop artist spent his eight months behind bars last year for a 2007 felony gun conviction.

During his time in prison, Lil Wayne celebrated his 28th birthday and released his eighth studio album, "I Am Not a Human Being".

Three singles from "The Carter IV" have been released including "6 Foot 7 Foot" and "John."

The rapper is set to headline MTV's first televised rap unplugged concert in 10 years in June. His MTV concert, set to debut on June 12, is the network's first unplugged production by a rapper since Jay-Z's 2001 special. Lil Wayne is set to perform acoustic versions of some of his hits as well as new songs.

He performs one of the record's tracks, "Nightmares of the Bottom" on his MTV unplugged special, which was recorded in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 12, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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