In our story about the postponement of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV just two days ago, The Amp complained, "We're less than a month away, and there's still no album cover, no second music video, zero promotional campaign." Well, scratch that. Just one look at Weezy's incredible album cover proves it was well worth the wait. Tha Carter IV was indeed pushed back -- reportedly from May 16th to June 21st -- but that artwork makes everything okay (via Nah Right).
Borrowing from the same motif as Tha Carter III, which featured a baby photo of Wayne embellished with facial tattoos, IV takes a similar approach with Wayne's second grade class photo, adding a lip ring, large neck tattoo, and some of Wayne's other patented ink jobs.
Wayne also released the video for "John (If I Die Today)," the Rick Ross-sampling second single (or first, if it's true that "6 Foot 7 Foot" won't be on TC4) from the album. Like almost all Lil Wayne videos, it's a music video with Lil Wayne in it and nothing much else worth mentioning. If only he put the same effort into his clips as he did his album covers.