Lil Wayne was supposed to drop ‘Tha Carter V’ on Oct. 28, but that didn’t end up happening. To placate his fans, Lil Wayne has released a new song! Listen to ‘Gotti’ featuring The Lox and find out when C5 will REALLY drop — for REAL this time!
There must be something in the water over at Young Money! On the heels of the announcement that Nicki Minaj‘s The Pinkprint will be pushed back from its initial November release to December, Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V was also missing on Oct. 28! Later that day, Wayne gave his reasons for being late on C5, announced a new release date (really for real this time), and dropped a new song to keep us happy in the interim. Listen to “Gotti” featuring The Lox!
Lil Wayne’s ‘Gotti’ Feat. The Lox: Also, ‘Tha Carter V’ Release Date — Listen
Tha Carter V will be released December 9. Really! Probably.
Wayne revealed that he’s got a whopping 31 songs ready to go right now, and that he didn’t want to pare it down into a 12 or 13-track album.
“This album means a whole lot to me and I know the real fans out there, it means a whole lot to them too,” Wayne said. “So, I kinda refuse to cheat them and just give them anything, and give them anything rushed.
“I recorded so many songs, and we had to come up with an idea or a way to get all the music out there and not just 13 or 12 songs.”
Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’ Has Been A Long Time Coming
So, the first part of C5 will be dropping December 9, with a second part hitting iTunes at an as-yet-unknown date.
Wayne previously told MTV News that he would release an album called Da Other Thing two months after Tha Carter V — is that where we’ll find the leftovers from C5, or will DOA have a different feel altogether?
Tha Carter V has been a long time coming. It was initially set to release sometime in 2013, then May 2014, and then Wayne hinted at a September/August release, before settling with Oct. 28.
At this point, we need this album like we need oxygen.
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So, HollywoodLifers — do you like “Gotti”? Are you looking forward to Tha Carter V? Let us know!
— Amanda Michelle Steiner