2. Lil Wayne hasn't given diehard fans much to work with since he got out of jail at the end of 2010.
By Lil Wayne's standards, he's been remarkably quiet in the last calendar year. Before prison, he was releasing a handful of mixtapes, a dozen or so guest appearances, and an album every year or so. But outside of a few notable guest spots (see: Kelly Rowland's "Motivation") and his lackluster Sorry IV the Wait mixtape, Weezy has been super quiet in 2011. So it's really no surprise that all his fans would rush out and buy the first sanctioned piece of work he put out in 2011.