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Lil Wayne Is “Very Close” To Dropping His Tha Carter V Album, Wants To Surprise People

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 by Daniel Mousdell

Lil Wayne Is Very Close To Dropping Tha Carter 5 Album, Wants To Surprise People

Back in October last year, the Cash Money Records Vice President Of Promotion Mel Smith tweeted out that new music from Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V album would be released soon. Four months later and Mel finally speaks more on the upcoming project from Tune with Jourdon LaBarber from The Griffin.

Mel Smith explains that Weezy F Baby and his label are very close to dropping Tha Carter V, but they are not announcing an exact release date for the album, because they want it to be a surprise to everyone. He also called it an “incredible album” and says it is more in the direction of the first four Tha Carter albums than the albums in the I Am Not A Human Being series.

You can read exactly what Mel said about Tunechi‘s work ethic, if he can see him ever retiring, and the upcoming fifth album from his Tha Carter series below. To me it sounds like Wayne will be doing something similar to what Beyonce did with her latest self-titled album with C5!

“We’re very close to dropping the album. It’s going to be a huge surprise to everyone, it’s an incredible album… I can’t release the date because he wants to surprise people, he wants his true fan base to get excited but he’s worked extremely hard on it and you won’t be disappointed.”

“He’s one of the artists like Prince who just continues to record. He does it for the love of the art, for the record, he continues to work hard to top himself, like when he does the ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ records that he’s, which are a little more rock and roll tangent, a little more pop tangent while ‘Tha Carter V’ is a little more Lil Wayne getting it to you straight from New Orleans.”

“That’s the thing about Wayne, when we put out the last ‘Carter’, we put it out and sold almost 1,000,000 records in one week. The day we put it out, he was still in the studio recording.”

“Everybody who’s heard it feels the same way, the general excitement of something big coming. You’re just generally excited for when the world hears it.”

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  • Markbitch

    TURN UP MANN TURN UP !

    • MyNameIsTune

      *KEVIN HART VOICE

  • PUSHA L

    I’VE NEVER BEEN SO HYPED FOR ANYTHING IN MY LIFE

    • Lolz

      You must not live an exciting life

    • Malissa

      This post gave me hella chills last night. I cant explain the feeling I had as I was reading what mel said!!! Basicly C5 can drop any day now and im so hyped!

  • Tune Knowledge

    Beyoncé Part II! Haha This is sure to be epic.

    • RealTalk

      don’t say that because if he doesn’t sell like beyonce did people will throw dirt on him for it. they’ll never stop comparing …smh

  • tunechi f baby

    so carter 5 could drop tomorrow ?

    • Caleb

      Who knows! He’s on that ‘Yoncé status now!!

  • Sidney Sidro Mennis Jr.

    Hopefully it been a mixture of carter 2 that hood shit like (fireman hustle musik)and carter 3,that grammies shit like (lollipop Amilli)

    • Came

      I hope he’s back on that Mr. Carter or Let The Beat Build kind of vibe

      • Cespo2430

        this is probably the realest thing I have ever seen on this site hahaha

  • Secretsource

    It could drop anywhere between now and a month from now..

  • Wayne fan 1997

    I can’t wait c5 nigga!!!

  • fewcha

    danny birman’s son replied to your tweet on twitter saying c5 is very close

  • KingZ

    Wayne will definitely break a lot of records when C5 drops

  • Tytyko

    C5 finna terminate niggahz eardrums my nikka! N.0stand up

  • MyNameIsTune

    WOW, MAAAAANNNN IM HYPE AS SHIT RIGHT NOW, THIS IS THE GREATEST NEWS EVER, I THINK THAT HE WILL DROP IT ON MONDAY

    • YM

      It’s a strategic plan. Once everyone finds out he has released it so many people will be buying/downloading online the computers guna crash again. He’ll start being more relevant again shud be a good ploy attempt to get the attention. Hope no one shoots up allstar weekend make be jealous

  • Jourdon LaBarber

    He didn’t sound as if it’ll be the next few days, but soon. Touring in summer, so before then for sure.

  • Don

    I think out of all the things that’s been posted about Carter V this post has got me the hypest. Fuck I can’t w8!!!!!!!!!

  • Don

    Yal do realize that if Wayne does what Beyonce did that hoe is gone drop at any random time. It’s gonna be legendary man it’s Wayne year I’m telling you

  • Time

    I think it’s fair to say this album is dropping this year for sure!!!

  • C5

    Shit I’m guessing it will drop in late April or early May the way he talking

  • Don

    So does this mean we not getting a single no more or nah?

    • MyNameIsTune

      For what fucking reason you need a fucking single, when you are going to get an album, a classic one.

      • Don

        Nigga shut yo ass up I’m just saying cuz they posted that a long time ago that they were. It was just a damn question niggas always gotta act hard and shit I say what I wanna say on this bitch

        • MyNameIsTune

          I’m sorry man, I was too turned up for this “very close” shit.

  • Don

    Wouldn’t it be dope if he surprised us with a mini tape like a EP or something man I’m so hype I’m going insane right now

  • http://www.lilwaynehq.com/ Tunechi Lionchess

    wayne really been in fifth gear working on c5

  • T.D.E

    Bruh Im hyped Af!!! I hope he bring back that 05-06 gangsta flow, I think we all have had enough of pop wayne and skateboard tunechi. Im so damn excited, I think this is the best post danny has ever posted realshit!!

  • Dayne

    Wayne isn’t dropping this C5 until the Summer I believe, he’s not dropping a single off the album until a few months after The Rise of the Empire drops. He’s not gonna wanna take away the shine of Euro and the other young guns. I’m hoping for a July release. But my excitement for this album is through the roof!

    • Tarik Berrada

      it’s supposed to be a suprise man it could drop next week for all we know

  • Carter 5 Promotions

    March 1, you guys heard it first.

    • Carter 6 Promotions

      1 April, you heard it first

      • Carter 7 Promotions

        Lets not do this

  • C5AOTY

    He might release in on C1′s 10th year anniversary. June 29th

  • Cocaine Biceps

    this got me feeling some type of way

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  • WWF ATTITUDE

    I’ll believe it’s great when I hear it. C4 was a let down. He better slam this shit cause I know for sure that his fans from the “Fly In, Fly Out” days are waiting for that BAPE Ice Cream Wayne… Those were the days. I hope he can resurrect with C5

  • Nathan Bryant

    I’m always hoping he goes back to the roots, but hearing it’s good and beyond that from people in his camp doesn’t cut it for me. I have to hear it for myself.

  • Lethu

    Drake even hyped carter 5 which means its straight fire man Weezy fan for life

  • Nathan Bryant

    In the music business, “soon” is months later. They already have the YM album coming and you don’t wanna go head to head with your own label.

  • Young Cuban

    Please don’t put Birdman wack ass on the album, the only thing he’s good for is counting money and buying shit.

    • Paperboy912

      It aint a Carter without 6irdmizzle on it 6ol

  • Daknite

    Man I can’t wait but don’t get too hype they might extend the date like always

  • Daknite

    Once I hear a song or snippet or see a title or feature then I will be super hype

  • Leo Da Great

    Damn stop saying you want the old wayne back. If you want the old wayne go buy his old album. Half of yall dont be knowing wtf yall talking about. A true Lil Wayne fan wouldnt want him to go to his old ways because its the old him is old, but rather want him to grow and become better, so all you phony ass wanna be fans stfu, and take some lessons in hip hop

    • WEEZY

      the old wayne sucked a fucking dick anyways….. who actually enjoyed him before carter 1?? people are dumb. he’s right where he’s supposed to be on top of the world

      • RealTalk

        HIS REAL FANS THATS WHO…… people who didn’t jump on his BANDWAGON after his carter albums and his mixtape’s you idiot. the fact that you just said “old wayne sucked a fucking dick” shows me just who you are and also shows you must be the child you’re mother and uncle!

        • youngsavage

          ^ thats not true i dont listen to anyone but wayne and dizzy wright literally no one but i dont like wayne before carter 2 i dont think he sucked dick but he wasnt as lyrical as he is now hes grown and has crazy ass metaphors now but if you go back to before carter 2 or 3 he really wasnt that lyrical and didnt have many metaphors so i dont agree with anything u said ^ there that doesnt mean anyone is jumping on his bandwagon that just means not everybody liked the way he sounded and the way he worked before

    • Durrell Maleek Dwayne

      Wayne has rocked right from his first hit till date! That nigga is just getting better and better!! fuck all dem “progress hating” bitches.

  • Kato

    My boy weezy done cut the locks off

    • Lethu

      Lol nah man you tripping

      • Godo Zilla

        That picture is old as dirt

  • Chris Vs Christopher

    Ahhh shit…sumn else to look fwd too…im waiting for “we alright” video, “Senile” single, and the “Carter V.”..I’m kinda waiting on that Young money album too ..quit playing tunechi

  • Caleb

    I’m guessing a late May or early-mid June release

  • TunechiBabi

    Im goin crazy!!!!! Hes alwayz been da rawest, period! ♡♡♡♡♡Tunechi

  • Leak

    Carter V Tracklist Leak !!!

    1.Back At It
    2.It Aint Over
    3.Heavens Gate
    4.Kush Clouds
    5.HumanTo A Martian ( Wayne’s World)
    6.Back On The Block #1(skit)
    7.Legandary
    8.Dem Niggaz ( feat. Juelz Santana)
    9.Hollygrove Maniacs (feat. Juvenile, Turk & Mack Maine
    10.You Aint ( Nicki Minaj, Drake)
    11.Back On The Block #2 (skit)
    12.Middle Finger
    13.Purple Flowers ( feat. 2 chainz)
    14.She Aint Shit ( feat. The Weekend)
    15.Made 4 It ( feat. Birdman, Mystical)
    16.Who Else
    17.Nights In Rikers ( feat.Simpha)
    18.Back On The Block #3 (skit)
    19.Lovely Angel ( feat. Robin Thicke)
    20.Red Walls ( feat. Game)
    21.Remember Me
    22. On Everything ( feat. Curren$y)

    • dwayne carter

      how u know

    • Daknite

      Hope this is real

    • Tunechilionches

      What about the kendrick track you slipping man

  • Tarik Berrada

    This the best shit i have heard all year holy shit, im so fukn hyped that i dont even feel hyped because im shocked if you get me

  • CMONEY

    Hope “Wayne’s World” is on it. He said that song would make all others want to hang up their mics.

  • JayHighAss

    Listen I don’t wanna hear bout no C5 for at least another year or two Wayne don’t put it out this year you’re not done with it stop rushing shit

  • Tino Carter

    i guess it will be something more celebrated than Carter 2 and 3 combined,,, more than any artist be it Kendrick or Jay Z

  • daedae

    did he cut his hair?

    • JayHighAss

      Nawww

  • YoungTunechiYM

    Hey so don’t get me wrong, I am super excited for Carter V to drop! BUT! There is only one thing that has me thinking….with an album so monumental like Carter V you would think there would be at least 1 single released. There hasn’t been one single released yet and also! There is a Young Money album dropping in March. I highly doubt Wayne would release Carter V before the Young Money album. BUT HEY! What do I know, but as a true wayne fan i am super excited for Carter V! I hope it drops before summer time so that we all have something awesome to bump in our cars! lol and that could also mean that Wayne might tour even sooner since Cortez did say that he is gunna drop the album before he tours. So let’s wait and see! I hope we do get a single or atleast a release date for the album soon! Carter V mothafucka!!!!

  • Cespo2430

    usually I would be really skeptical about this. but it seems like everyone from the YM camp is dropping hints from Mel smith to tez to drake. I am actually really buying into this for once

  • YoungTunechiYM

    OH AND ONE MORE THING!!! We don’t even have a cover for the Carter V yet! You would think such a big album we would get the cover before it drops just like all of the other Carter albums! Trust me! I really fukking hope Wayne drops Carter V tomorrow but we gotta be realistic! We dont have any singles but for Carter IV we had what was it like 5 singles? lol We don’t have any singles, not artwork, and no tracklist yet! but hey if it drops tomorrow i’m fine with that! But I don’t wanna be the fan who thinks its gunna drop next week and then have it not drop for another couple months and then start trash talkin Wayne cuz it doesn’t happen when we want it. That’s the point of a surprise! We don’t know when it’s gon drop!

    • khosta

      you idiot, he wants to surprise us

  • Godo Zilla

    I’m working on that Carter 5 I got that bitch in 5th gear, rain shitting on your face my flow is like an nuclear, and yeah dat hurricane gone from my city but this our year, like I’m foreseeing everything tough predictions of like Gods will, bullet in my eye and I was only option one deal, the devil raising hell for an Empire of YM, young money nigga and we all about our M&M’s.

    - Wayne’s Verse on the next young money single.

  • Lloyd

    This has to be the best news to wake up to, I’m hoping fora machine gun Kelly verse though, that shit would be dope. Ymcmb Rich Gang baby

  • Emmanuel Kesse

    MAN!!! I feel like this album is gonna be big !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • weezyf.

    Incredible!!!!

  • gavinr927

    Maybe the “young money album” is a cover up for tha Carter V, March 11? 0_0

    • T@

      And maybe senile is off carter v duh duh duh

  • RealTalk

    ALL YALL YELLING ABOUT YALL “TURNT UP” AND “SUPER EXCITED” AND SHIT BUT YALL BETTER GO AND ACTUALLY B-U-Y ( THA CARTER 5) WHENEVER IT DOES DROP !!!.
    WE CANT HAVE WAYNE DOING (I AM NOT A HUMANBEING 2) FIRST WEEK NUMBERS AGAIN….
    LETS GET HIM THOSE C3 & C4 RECORD SETTING/BREAKING NUMBERS YOU GUYS

  • King Weezy F

    YOO IM SO HYPED BRUH!! THA CARTER SERIES ALMOST COMPLETED!!!! CARTER V 3 MILL IN 1 WEEK LIKE WAYNE SAID IN THA CARTER FILM YMCMB!!!!!!

  • Khosta

    I prefer he goes back to his Carter 4 and 3 shit, the carter 4 is lyrically better than IANAHB2. but anyways if I get tracks like Let the beat build, Kobe Brynt, I’m me, LOve me or hate me, misunderstood, Dr Carter, President Carter, Shoot me down and I hate love I’ll be satisfied

  • [Original] Gudda Gudda

    Wait until you heard the Gudda feature on C5

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  • Mostafa Majzoub

    i have a feeling that the old wayne will be back with d5 ! :D

  • C-Lew

    Don’t drop it this year Wayne. drop the compilation and LFLS2 and take your time with C5. Make that bitch a classic

  • TuneFan

    Lil Wayne will probably drop it around April or May. He’s gonna let that ‘Rise on an Empire’ sell for a while, then drop that CARTER V!

  • KingZ

    I hope CARTER V doesn’t leak

    • Don

      Ya I hope it doesn’t either

  • Exposed101

    MAN I SWARE 2 GOD I HOPE WEEZY BACK

    I HOPE ALL THESE LAME ASS RAPPERS GET WUT THEY DESERVE

    “THE RAPPER EATER BABY”
    “REMIX REMIX REMIX … FEED ME”

  • WeEzZy

    Super hyped for this album!!!!!

  • WeEzZy

    Super hyped for this album!!!!!

  • WeEzZy

    Super hyped for this album!!!!!

  • WeEzZy

    Super hyped for this album!!!!!

  • Little Boss

    C5 will make history! I hope he sells 1 mil the first week nd make A Milli part 2. That’d be amazing! Love Weezy

  • Jourdon LaBarber

    Per Mel Smith: It will not be a Beyonce-style release. Wayne will surprise people with the release date shortly before it drops.

    • Michael

      Where’d you see that ?

  • Don

    Why are people on twitter talking about Carter V dropping March 9th

  • SB

    It’s either going to be soon like next week or a couple months he’s not gonna take any attention away from the YM album. Like he waited to drop his album cuz 2 Chainz album just dropped so he waited

  • TheTruth

    This album needs to be great! he needs to take his time on this one.. .and weezy fans need to show their support by buying and not bootlegging it.. He has 15mill followers on twitter…. at least 1 mill should cop it the first week

    WE THE GREATEST FANS ALIVE.

  • TheTruth

    IF YOU’RE GOING TO BUY C5 LIKE THIS SHIT…

    SHOULD BE EVERYONE THAT VISITS THIS DAMN SITE.. we weezy fans needs to break records!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • almighty jbro

    “I’ve never been so hyped for anything inmy life” smh THIRSTY ASS get off his dick damn go get sum pussy u fuckin dorks

  • YMCorey

    I don’t believe that shit

  • Tunechilionches

    OFFICIAL CONFIRMED C5 TRACKLIST REVEALED !!!!!

    1.Tune In
    2.Twisted ft. Schoolboy Q
    3.Nights In Rikers
    4.Blood and Water ft. Euro and Flow
    5.My Way
    6.Waynes World
    7.Ride Through ft Drake
    8.Menace ft. Kendrick Lamar and Game
    9.Two Cups ft. 2 Chainz
    10.Carter V
    11.Heat Rock ft. Eminem
    12.Love Letters
    13.Gunpoint ft. Robin Thicke and 50 Cent
    14.M.O.B. ft Birdman, Nicki Minaj and Drake
    15.Let It Breathe
    16.Southern Roots ft. Pj Morton
    17.Undefeated
    18.504 Till I Die
    19.The Other Side ft. Betty Wright
    20.Fahrenheit
    21.Professor Carter
    22.Tune Out

    • Kidd

      I hope this true prolly not tho if it was theres potential hit after hit hyped about C5

    • Kidd

      Nah it cant be true nice tracklist tho

  • WEEZYFBABY

    @Tunechilionches yo com thats BS, where did you get this from

  • WEEZYFBABY

    Fom*

  • Cespo2430

    Dropping may 5th. According to drake

    • YoungTunechiYM

      And where has drake said that?

      • Cespo2430

        Karen civil tweeted it

  • YoungTunechiYM

    THIS JUST IN! KAREN CIVIL JUST TWEETED THAT SHE SPOKE TO DRAKE YESTERDAY AND HE SAID THAT CARTER V IS DROPPING MAY 5TH (5/5)!!!! WHO THE FUK IS HYPED?!?!?! MAY 5 Y’ALL! CARTER V MOTHAFUCKA! IF Y’ALL DON’T BELIEVE ME THEN JUST GO TO @KarenCivil AND CHECK IT OUT FOR YOURSELF! FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER: @YoungTunechiYM

    CARTER 5 BITCH!!!!!

  • Purp

    Carter V May 5th

  • Chiefkeef

    Lil Wayne – Can’t Complain ft. Drake, Birdman

  • Jesus Ernesto Alejos

    i have a feelin carter 5 will be amazin

  • Durrell Maleek Dwayne

    I’m literally dying of anticipation… THIS SHIT IS GONNA SO DOPE! i can feel it