After six long years, Lil Wayne’s twelfth studio album, Tha Carter V, has arrived.
The rapper posted on Twitter that the new record will drop on Friday 28 September. Thanking fans for their patience, he released a three-minute clip that detailed his path to the new release.
“I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of Tha CV. I heard y’all got a little mixed up and y’all thought it was going to be released like last week or something. Well, I would like for you to know that since y’all stuck with me and hung in there anyway for like the past four, five years, through all of this – you got me feeling like Tiger Woods with this comeback – but on my birthday, I actually have something special. I will be releasing Tha Carter V.”Lil Wayne
The New Orleans rapper, who initially announced the album’s release back in 2012, just unveiled the highly-anticipated project after facing several delays due to a years-long legal battle with Birdman, CEO of Cash Money Records. The two — along with Universal Music Group — finally reached an eight-figure settlement in court this summer, and Wayne was released from his contract with Cash Money.
Towards the end of the video, Wayne posted the cover art for CV, which continues the ongoing childhood theme of earlier albums, and shows a younger version of Weezy standing next to his mother.
“Honestly, my fans, my supporters, the world, you know, of course, it’s God and my family first, and I am nothing, absolutely nothing.”Lil Wayne
The album spans 23 tracks and features verses from Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, his daughter, Reginae Carter, and more.