Everything We Know About Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’
"I'm approaching it like it is my last project," Wayne said in March, throwing fuel on the fire of the anticipation. "I think that's why it's a lot different than everything else, I think that's why the grind is different, that's why I'm working harder. I'm approaching it a whole lot different; I'm approaching it as if I don't have tomorrow."
We've had a couple false starts already since the year began—most notably with Drake's on-stage assertion that the album was dropping May 5—but at the end of April, Kobe Bryant's tweet hyping the album made it as official as it has ever been. Even the fact that Weezy's manager and Young Money executive Cortez Bryant tweeted that the photo was not the album cover was significant; the second part of his tweet declared that it was officially Carter V season, anyway.
So now that it's finally real—with a release date announced today (Aug. 14)—XXL pulled together all the information we know about Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V, all in one easy place. Weezy season is finally here. —Dan Rys
Ed. Note: This article was originally published Apr. 30, 2014. It has been updated as of Aug. 14, 2014 to reflect updates to the album in the intervening months.
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