The wait is over!
After all the controversy and the going back and forth, Weezy F. Baby finally drops his long-awaited fifth installment in Tha Carter series. It's been seven years since Tha Carter IV, and now we have Carter V - bless up!
While Wayne has never really disappeared from the culture, it's still amazing to see the seven year hype is still strong. He influenced so many of these new artists that he has multiple generations waiting on this album.
Tha Carter V is what we've been waiting for and it's amazing to hear from him. You have to take in account that this album was declared finished a long time ago, but with the battle with Young/Cash Money and Birdman (even the government), the album was pushed back. Some of the songs do sound dated but Wayne has always been able to remain relevant as his music is timeless.
Damn, to think Wayne would've been on Carter 7 or 8 by now. Things happen for a reason, and here is Carter 5. Locked in at 23 tracks, Wayne recruited the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott and more. Even XXXTentacion appears on the second track, as Wayne updates the track in tribute to the late artist. The album is available to stream below via Spotify - also available on Apple and TIDAL.