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Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has kept his promise. The self-proclaimed “Best Rapper Alive” pulled through this week to officially announce his long-awaited Tha Carter V album release.

On Tuesday, Wayne went to his social media channels to formally announce his new solo album is dropping on his birthday this Thursday, September 27.

“What’s up people? Tuenchi here. How y’all doing? Message to the world. To My fans. To all my supporters. I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of Tha C5. I heard y’all got a little mixed up and y’all thought it was being released like last week or something. Well, I would like for you to know that since y’all stuck with me and hung in there anyway for like the past four or five years, through all this, y’all got me feeling like Tiger Woods with this comeback. But uh, on my birthday, I actually having something special. I will be releasing Tha Carter V.

Earlier in the day, Wayne promised to deliver some big news at 5 PM.

A few days ago, buzz developed about Wayne not dropping a highly-anticipated Tha Carter V album.

The hype started after Floyd Mayweather posted the album cover on Instagram earlier this month and captioned it “[Goat emoji] #21.” That led everyone to believe the album was dropping at midnight on September 21. But when midnight came and went … fans were left scratching their heads, especially after Floyd deleted the post. James Harden followed suit with “#13” and also deleted it. Point is … Wayne said zilch about Sept. 21. The wait continues … (TMZ)

Last week, Cool & Dre producer Cool confirmed his involvement on Tha Carter V.

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