Lil Wayne launched his new album Tha Carter IV in spectacular fashion in the early hours of Monday morning (29.08.2011) partying in Los Angeles alongside a host of celebrity guests including; Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Drake, Chris Brown and Ciara.

Lil Wayne a New Orleans native had only just finished his expletive filled performance at the MTV Vma awards where he was rapping, singing and rocking tracks from his latest album but was in no mood to rest and continued partying at Boulevard3 on Sunset Boulevard. Fellow rapper Rick Ross was certainly someone who was impressed by Lil Wayne's performance, telling Mtv news "Wayne dropped his album at the VMAs like a boss, that's something an artist can only dream of." Tha Carter IV is the latest addition in the Carter series, and DJ Khaled, who also features on a pair of tracks from the album, was equally full of praise for the performance, saying "I'm happy for him and I'm happy for all his success, and I'm a fan as well."

Lil Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, is one of the best selling hip-hop artists of all time. His 2008 album entitled Tha Carter III sold over 1 million copies in the US in its first week alone and later went on to win a Grammy award for best album, he has also been involved in many community projects including creating the One Family Foundation that offers educational opportunities to young people.