Seven years since Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne returns with the long-awaited fifth installment in his Carter series. As part of his settlement with Birdman, each side retained their prior stakes in Young Money, and Wayne was paid in full. Tha Carter V was originally announced in 2014 but has been delayed and stuck in perpetual limbo ever since.
As expected, Twitter went wild with this release, and at the time of writing "Wayne", "CarterV", "Mona Lisa", "Kendrick", and "Ashanti" were all trending in America.
The song was first teased way back in 2014 by Travis, who said the song was "something insane".
CV, the fifth installment of Wayne's chart-topping, Grammy-winning series that started in 2004, almost became a pop culture fable about the perils of music industry politics, following years of legal battles with his Cash Money Records boss and musical father figure, Birdman. That resulted in an extended legal battle over when and how the album could be released. The album arrives on Weezy F. Baby's birthday and brings in an insane list of features. Like most hip-hop fans, James is loving the newest album from the "best rapper alive". "This is four, five, six years of work that you'll be listening to and I hope you enjoy it".