Tha Carter V Album By Lil Wayne Is Out Stream It Here
The long and triesome road to the release of Tha Carter V has come to an end. On Friday (Sept. 28) after nearly 4 years of waiting Lil Wayne finally delivered his long-awaited Tha Carter V album. The last project of the legendary series.Released by Young Money Entertainment and Republic Records. It is his first album to not be released by Cash Money Records.
Lil Wayne has been battling a tumultuous lawsuit with Cash Money Records, fighting for his creative freedom. However, things changed last month when Wayne & Birdman finally settled on their $50 million dollar lawsuit, allowing Weezy to get off Cash Money Records and finally prepare the release of Tha Carter V.
The follow up to last year’s D6: Reloaded contains 23 tracks in total and features guest appearances from several big household names, including Kendrick Lamar, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, XXXTentacion, Mannie Fresh, and even his daughter Reginae Carter, who appears on the song “Famous,” among others. Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Manne Fresh, Boi-1da, Vinylz, & more.
“The mixtape Weezy,” as Jay-Z famously coined, is alive and well on songs like the Swizz Beatz-produced “Uproar.” Wayne blacking out over a reinterpretation of G-Dep’s “Special Delivery.” The nostalgia doesn’t stop (or peak) there as Wayne and Snoop Dogg share space over a flip of Dr. Dre’s “XXXplsoive” on “Dope N*ggaz,” while Mannie Fresh revisits the Cash Money golden-era bounce of Juvenile’s “Ghetto Children” for “Start This Shit Off Right.”
There are nods to the experimental Wayne of the I Am Not A Human Being projects (“Don’t Cry,” “Mess”) and also the rapper’s under-heralded pop wizardry (“Famous,” which features his daughter Reginae as hook singer), and even a love song built on a gospel sample, “Dope New Gospel.”
In all, The Carter v is an album for anyone who’s missed Wayne, no matter which Wayne they’d missed.