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.”