Sorry Weezy fans! The iconic rapper was expected to drop his latest much-anticipated mixtape on Aug. 30, only to hold off to add more songs and ‘finishing touches’ to it. So when can we expect ‘D5’?
Lil Wayne does things at his own speed — Tha Carter IV for example, was released almost four months after its original release date — so fans had a right to be suspicious that his latest mixtape, Dedication 5, would actually drop on Aug. 30 at 5 p.m. ET as scheduled. And their suspicions were confirmed!
Lil Wayne Delays ‘Dedication 5’ Release
An hour before the tape was set to come out, Wayne’s collaborator Mack Maine tweeted that there would be a delay: “Delayed for a few hours not days and weeks,” he said.
Lil Wayne’s camp then released an official statement, explaining why the release got pushed back. Apparently, Weezy decided last-minute that D5 was not as perfect as possible:
The release of Dedication 5 has been temporarily postponed for a short period while Wayne puts finishing touches on it – including another new song. Stay tuned for an update.
Before Wayne hit the stage for a concert in Concord, Calif., he too assured fans that they wouldn’t have to wait too much longer, tweeting, “I’m turning d5 in to drama when I get off stage. Had a few new entries at the last minute that’s too dope to miss da tape gimme a min.”
For the most part, Wayne stuck to his word and about 12 hours after the concert he tweeted again, saying that DJ Drama officially had the tape for mastering: “It’s being sent to drama now. It’s officially left my possession!! I hope y’all luv dat b!t>h. D5! It’s for y’all. As always.”
Lil Wayne: When Will ‘Dedication 5’ Actually Come Out?
So when will we actually hear D5? No one can be sure — it all depends on how quickly it takes DJ Drama to master the tracks. As of now, no new official date and/or time has been released.
This is about par for the course for Lil Wayne. This whole charade can get a bit aggravating but to his credit, now we want to hear D5 even more!
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