Lil Wayne continues to reinvent how he sells and markets his music. Of course, Tha Carter III‘s commercial success is widely attributed to the release of free mixtapes leading up to the album. Now, Wayne drops the Tha Carter IV, and his next single isn’t on the standard edition of the LP! “Mirror” is the second of three deluxe edition tracks and it features the smooth vocals of Bruno Mars.
These California rockers nearly stole the show Sunday night at the MTV Video Music Awards with their performance of “My Body.” What made the performance even more compelling was the band’s company: YTG invited 250 of their closest friends on stage for the song. I played the studio version from the group’s self-titled LP on “The Ralphie Radio Show” Monday; the VMA performance is below.