After sorting through legal matters and other personal obstacles, Lil Wayne‘s Tha Carter V will finally be released. On Tuesday evening (Sept. 25), the New Orleans native announced the drop date for the project, which will be his birthday (Sept. 27).
“Y’all hung in there with me, so I can’t do nothing but thank y’all for all the love, for all the passion. For every ounce of anything I have left in my heart, it goes to y’all,” the “Glory” rapper said in the video announcement. “…With this album — I always give y’all all of me — but with this album, I’m giving you more than me.”
Fans have eagerly anticipated Tha Carter V since Wayne announced its production in 2012. According to Billboard, the album was scheduled to debut in Dec. 2014, but due to legal constraints with Cash Money Records, the album was put on ice. Speculation also reached a boiling point last week when fans believed Tha Carter V was dropping.
As noted in the visual above, Wayne is preparing listeners for a more mature side of the veteran rapper. In his Billboard cover story, the 35-year-old plans to touch on the darker moments in his life, like his attempted suicide at age 12. “He just told me one day that he was ready to address it now,” said Mack Maine, Young Money’s president. “Just being an adult, reaching a level of maturity and comfort where it’s like, ‘I want to talk about this because I know a lot of people out here might be going through that.’”
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