The album was scheduled to be released four years ago
Lil Wayne has finally released his much-anticipated new album ‘Tha Carter V’ – four years after it was originally planned to be available.
The album is described as a direct follow-up to 2011’s ‘Tha Carter IV’ and was delayed due to contractual disputes between Wayne and Cash Money Records, as well as a personal situation between the rapper and label head Birdman. The rapper sued the latter for $51 million in order to be released from his contract.
Wayne confirmed the release in a video shared on Twitter earlier this week (September 25). “With this album, I’m giving you more than me,” he said. “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.” You can listen to ‘Tha Carter V’ below.
Tha Carter V
Tha Carter V, an album by Lil Wayne on Spotify
The late XXXTentacion features on the album’s second track ‘Don’t Cry’. Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott also guest on the LP.
Meanwhile, XXXTentacion recently featured on a track with Lil Peep. The two late rappers were brought together posthumously by iLoveMakonnen on the track ‘Falling Down’.
Both artists passed away within the last 12 months. Peep, real name Gustav Elijah Åhr, died on November 15, 2017 at the age of 21 from a suspected overdose. XXXTentacion – AKA 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy – was shot and killed during a robbery in Florida on June 18.
The song was co-written by Peep and Makonnen, with XXX added to it after the former had died. “I am honoured to have co-written this song that X was inspired to be a part of shortly before he died,” Makonnen wrote on Instagram. “Peep and I always believed that music heals and brings people together in a way nothing else can.”