It’s finally almost here.
“Uh, I feel like Weezy F Baby sometimes man / Carter 3 Wayne, Carter 4 Wayne / Carter 5, man where that shit at?” Bryson Tiller inquires in spoken word on the T R A P S O U L standout, “Ten Nine Fourteen.” We feel you, Bryson.
It’s developed into a consistent question in Hip Hop since Lil Wayne’s 2012 album announcement: When is Tha Carter 5 dropping? From a surefire hit to a rap mystery, Tha Carter 5 has become more elusive than Dre’s Detox, and more mythical than a unicorn swimming with the Loch Ness Monster.
However, we are now officially receiving the long-fabled Tha Carter V this Friday through Young Money/Republic/Universal. Taking to his Instagram to make the announcement official, Lil Wayne offered elating news while clarifying important information: “I heard there was a misunderstanding about the release date of the C 5. I heard yall got mixed up and thought it was gonna get release 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 of this but uh on my birthday, I actually have something special. I will be releasing Tha Carter V on my birthday.”
Get ready for Tha Carter V coming to a streaming service near you this Friday.