Been wondering when Tha Carter V is finally coming out? Worry no more, Weezy’s got your back.
As revealed by Lil Wayne himself, the album is set to arrive on his birthday — September 28th. In a video posted to YouTube, Wayne teased the album while taking fans on a tour of his studio/skate park. Toward the end of the video, Wayne revealed the album’s release date, adding, “With this album, I’m giving you more than me. This is years of work… that you’ll be listening to. I hope you enjoy it, you don’t have to love it, you don’t have to like it, but I hope you enjoy it.”
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Wayne also revealed the artwork to Tha Carter V:
Tha Carter V has had a long road to release, most notably due to the feud (and subsequent legal battles) between Weezy and Birdman. Originally slated for a 2015 release, the album was put on hiatus when Weezy sued Cash Money for $51 million in order to get out of his contract. However, he settled that case in June of this year, and patched up things with Birdman at Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans, so things are looking up for the latest Carter opus. (At least it’s not in the hands of Martin Shkreli anymore.)
Li Wayne’s last studio album came back in 2015 with the Free Weezy Album. The fourth and most recent installment of Tha Carter series dates back to 2011.