Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is giving the Internet a ton of confusion this week after revealing plans to release another studio project in conjunction with his highly-anticipated Tha Carter V album. #DoubleUp
Despite previously claiming Carter V would be his last album, Wayne said fans can now expect at least one more release from him.
“This year, not only will I be dropping Tha Carter V — I’m dropping two albums,” Wayne said in a video. “This year, looking forward to two albums from me because I been out the game for a second. … Honestly, the reason why it became two albums is because I went to work on Tha Carter V and I don’t stop working. So it’s either Carter V would be 93 songs, or we’re gonna have to figure this out.” (Weezy Wednesdays)
Recently, Cash Money head Birdman gave his personal co-sign for C5.
“Jus leavin tha studio with my son C5. is AMAZIN ALBUM.Mula diff tha best rapper alive.Richgang YMCMB,” Baby tweeted June 13. (Baby’s Twitter)
Recently, Lil Wayne spoke on NBA star Kobe Bryant coming up with the idea of promoting his new LP as “Carter V Season” this spring.
“Carter V Season” was all Kobe. He came up with it. I saw that and thought, That’s dope as hell, so that’s what we’re calling the [album] campaign. I thanked him. Then we thought about Floyd. … Tha Carter V is about growth, flat-out. My thoughts are wiser. I still say what I want to say — it just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity.” (ESPN)
Although brief with her remarks, YMCMB’s Nicki Minaj said Weezy F. Baby’s final Carter album would be intentionally unpredictable.
She also revealed that Lil Wayne has sent her a track for his final album Tha Carter V. “He did send me something, but you know Wayne is so unpredictable,” she said. “You never know what’s going to make it until the last, very last ending. But you know, Wayne is my baby and I love him.” (Rap-Up)
A few weeks ago, Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy revealed his involvement on a handful of solo albums including Carter V.
“I’m working on Diddy’s project right now. He’s doing his last album right now, it’s called Money Making Mitch. That’s been taking up a lot of my focus. So is the Carter V. When I was in Miami I did like two beats for CV, and I just been tryna go back in on them beats and make them the best for Wayne. And Nicki’s joint, The Pink Print is dropping. Her new song “Yasss Bish,” I produced that and wrote the hook. I think that record is gonna be so big for her.” (The FADER)
Check out Lil Wayne’s announcement: