The seven-year wait for Tha Carter V feels extreme, even for someone who once released a series of mixtapes called Sorry 4 the Wait. It’s not really Wayne’s fault, of course. The album was delayed time and time again by Cash Money, whose label head Birdman allegedly blocked Wayne from releasing it, sparking a three-year legal battle between the longtime confidants. In the meantime, actual shots were fired at Wayne’s tour bus, Young Thug nearly appropriated the Carter name, and—thanks to a bizarre plot twist involving “Pharma Bro” villain Martin Shkreli—The Carter V faced potential seizure by the U.S. government. All the while, Wayne has stayed busy with an absurd amount of mixtapes and guest appearances. Here’s the improbable path to an album Wayne once said would be his last.
Here is Lil Wayne – Tha Carter V Album with features from Kendrick Lamar, XXXTENTACION, Travis Scott, Mannie Fresh and and even his daughter Reginae Carter, who appears on the song “Famous,” among others. Meanwhile, production is handled by the likes of Manne Fresh, Boi-1da, Vinylz, & more. Fans has much waited for this album to drop this is like the most anticipated album.