Birdman Talks "Tha Carter IV," "Like Father, Like Son 2"

Even with Lil Wayne recently releasing a new EP, his fans worldwide are wondering what's next for Weezy once he touches down this after a stretch at Rikers Island.

Mentor, Father-figure and Cash Money co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams spoke to EW about the plans of the New Orleans superstar.

“Me knowing Wayne, he’s going into the studio,” Birdman said. “He hasn’t been able to rap for months. I think after seeing the family, popping a few bottles, it’s back to basics. Family first, that’s what we believe in, that’s what we’re loyal to. After that, I think the same day he comes home, he’s going to go straight to the studio.”

As for the next chapter in the anticipated Tha Carter series, nothing is set for Tha Carter IV just yet. However, Baby does expect to see the album ready within the first quater of 2011. There are also plans to follow up their successful 2006 collaboration Like Father, Like Son. “We’re planning on putting that out Father’s Day weekend,” he said. “[We're] bringing that Cash Money/Young Money sound, that traditional hard-body rap, the music that we do together–that gangsta shit, straight up.”