Barter 6 is the third solo digital album (fourth overall) by American recording artist Young Thug; it was released on April 16, 2015, by 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records. Barter 6 features guest appearances from Birdman, T.I., Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph, Yak Gotti, Duke and Jacquees, while it features production by in house producers London on da Track, Wheezy, Ricky Racks and Kip Hilson.
The album was initially reported to be titled Carter 6, in continuation of the naming sequence of Lil Wayne’s successful Tha Carter album series. This created controversy, as Wayne’s scheduled album Tha Carter V was repeatedly delayed amid a dispute between himself and Cash Money, who had reportedly refused to release the album. Wayne subsequently became involved in legal proceedings against Cash Money and publicly criticized the label’s owner (and Thug’s mentor) Birdman, as well as responding negatively to Thug’s decision to name the album after him. Despite this, Thug claimed that he was not trying to be disrespectful, and that Wayne was his ‘idol’. Following a threat of legal action, Thug announced days prior to the release that the album was to be re-titled Barter 6, in line with the typical Blood gang practice of replacing the letter “C” with “B”. He furthered the ill feeling by announcing his first show to promote the album will be held in Hollygrove, New Orleans, one of the neighborhoods in which Wayne was raised.