Lil Wayne’s highly-anticipated album Tha Carter V is finally seeing the light of day. In a cover shoot with Billboard Weezy opened up about the constant delays of the album and how it feels to finally have a release date.
“I’m very much a perfectionist . . . I don’t know what it’s setting me up for—some big comeback, or maybe some big fall back or whatever—but it’s setting me up for something, and I’m ready,” Wayne said. The album, as noted in the feature, will be the first in Weezy’s catalog to not carry the Cash Money logo. However, Young Money’s distribution deal with Republic is still effective. Additionally, Tunechine is now the only owner of the label.
The author, Dan Rys, mentioned that the outdo track talks about when Lil Wayne attempted suicide when he was 12.
“[Wayne] just told me one day that he was ready to address it now,” Mack Maine said of the incident, during which Wayne shot himself in the chest with a gun he found at his mother’s house. “Just being an adult, reaching a level of maturity and comfort where it’s like, ‘I want to talk about this because I know a lot of people out here might be going through that.'” Wayne had previously characterized the moment as an accident.
Young Money shared the presumed cover art of Tha Carter V on Wednesday. After Floyd Mayweather and Benjamin Mendy have posted up hash-tagged pictures, fans have reason to believe that the album is on its way soon.