News: Lil Wayne Says Don't Expect His Younger 'Carter' Self: "I'm 'Trying' To Be More Careful W/ What I'm Saying"
Tuesday, Mar 18, 2014 11:00AM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently provided some updates on his Tha Carter V solo album, notably what changes diehard fans can look out for on his final LP.
In Weezy F. Baby's opinion, time and maturity have played a major role on molding C5.
"I say it's different, because I'm older and wiser, and I know more things and I know more about myself now," the decorated rap star told MTV News as he leaned back on the couch of his trailer Wednesday morning during a break from shooting Young Money's "Senile" video in Los Angeles. "I'm more careful about what I'm doing and trying to be more careful what I'm saying," he explained about his state of mind while recording C5. (MTV)
Recently, Wayne said it would take at least $25 million to make him even consider a follow-up.
"25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this," Weezy told MTV News after taking a deep breath and a second to think out his answer. "I didn't smile when I said it," he pointed out to us in an effort to show just how serious he really is. "I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes and it's definitely the final Carter album. It's the final Carter album. It's stopping at five," he assured us of the LP, which is slated to be released on May 5, though we here from a source that date may change. (MTV)
During a New Orleans concert last month, Young Money's Drake broke big news of Wayne's new LP release date.
Tha Carter V is coming sooner than you think. During the kickoff to NBA All-Star Weekend, Drake revealed the release date for Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated album. The Toronto MC shared the stage with the Young Money chief at the Sprite NBA All-Star party at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday night, where he made the big announcement. "If you want to hear Lil Wayne at his best, if you wanna hear Young Money at they best... Carter V, May 5," said Drizzy. "Just know we about this sh*t for real." (Rap-Up)
Over summer 2013, Weezy F. Baby said he saw himself hanging up the microphone after Carter V dropped.
"Yes, very true," Wayne said when asked if his retirement plans are still on deck. "I want to retire after Tha Carter V which I hope will be my last album. My next album's not Tha Carter V because I think I have to work on other albums as well with my pop, Birdman, and things like that. But after Tha Carter V, I hope I can retire. [laughs] ... [I'll be able to do] things like spend quality time with my kids." ("The Jimmy Kimmel Show")