Drake Announces Release Date for Lil Wayne’s ‘Tha Carter V’

Drake and Lil Wayne

Tha Carter V is coming sooner than you think. During the kickoff to NBA All-Star Weekend, Drake revealed the release date for Lil Wayne’s highly-anticipated album.

The Toronto MC shared the stage with the Young Money chief at the Sprite NBA All-Star party at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Friday night, where he made the big announcement.

“If you want to hear Lil Wayne at his best, if you wanna hear Young Money at they best… Carter V, May 5,” said Drizzy. “Just know we about this shit for real.”

Drake has been in the studio with Wayne working on the fifth installment in his Carter series. “Wayne’s about to put out his album and I know Drake’s been in the studio with him,” Nicki Minaj told Angie Martinez.

In November 2012, Weezy announced that Tha Carter V would be his last album. “I know ya’ll want me around for a little bit and Carter V is my last album,” he told MTV News. “I’ve been rapping since I was eight years old. That’s a long time.”

But first, he will join Drizzy, Nicki, Tyga, and the rest of the crew on the Young Money compilation Rise of an Empire, due March 11.

“I think the whole team collectively just feels so together right now,” said Nicki. “We all kinda just wanna win. … We just workin’, no bad blood, no bad vibes at all.”

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19 Comments

  1. DIDLY DOO

    I don’t really believe this ‘cus in 2011 weezy first officially announced that carter 4 would drop in april (which is the month he also showed us the cover) but ended up getting released in late august. The same with the Rich Gang album which was supposed to drop in march last year.

    So I wouldn’t be so sure on a may 5th release…

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    @ftbaby_montana Reply:

    @DIDLY DOO, whether u believe or not lets keep our fingers crossed for May 5

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    Mandela Barb Reply:

    @DIDLY DOO, Wayne knows this is not his last album. I’m hella excited, though. And Nicki better be on here at least twice. Maybe we’ll finally get that Wayne/Nicki/Drake collaboration (No one else).

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  2. tony

    I think we all know this album is getting pushed back

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  3. @ftbaby_montana

    we hope this album wins a grammy The Carter V. Still Tune

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  4. Abamson

    I expect wizzy to come out of his shell and put in enough work to make this album a great success. stop all money,p***y,weed sh*t and back to a more broad/interesting/creative raptopic or QUIT.

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  5. miyo

    May 5, is probably going to be the first Single…Probably Lil’ Wayne and Drake… Wayne always puts out his Carters in the Summer, so June or July it will drop, His songs lately have been above average, so I’m hyped

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  6. lance

    And thus begins the delays to come

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  7. Courtney

    why would Lil Wayne get a Monday Release date when most big artists are still released on a Tuesday most of the time unless that’s the UK Release date. many albums get postponed when other things happen in the Artists life for example Faith Hill’s 4th album 1999′s Breathe was originally supposed to be released April 10th of that year but due to the birth of her middle daughter Maggie Elizabeth the album was pushed back 7 months to November 9th and it debuted at #1 with 242,252 copies sold it’s first week or 2.85 times what her previous album 1998′s Faith which was 4x platinum when it was released had. the albums are now eligible for 8x platinum and 9x platinum respectively and when her New album Illusion is released later this year could each receive 2 new certifications which would bring Faith to 8x platinum from it’s current 6 and Breathe to diamond from it’s current 8x platinum

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    GREEKGOD Reply:

    @Courtney, ..

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    Raven-Symone Reply:

    @GREEKGOD, read my mind

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    K Reply:

    @Courtney, ,,

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  8. C5

    lil wayne said that he wants to surprise his fans and put it out as a surprise,plus it is a clever release date cus its on the 5th day on the 5th month for the carter 5, I do believe this is going to be a great album tho cus hes off probation, I feel like he cut his hair on purpose as a sign, journalists say that in the new thug cry song off master mind that lil waynes was amazing and deep, & he tweeted not to long ago that he wasn’t pleased with his work and wants to give his fans more, even if this album is god I think haters will still hate tho but who cares #C5 #MAY5

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  9. Cassive

    I bet that dat gets pushed back

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  10. curtisdondeano

    who cares

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  11. H-Town, Bitchhhh

    The Best Rapper Alive

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    C94B Reply:

    @H-Town, Bitchhhh,

    LMAO you heard the Carter IV right ? Who still believes that crap

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    manjeo Reply:

    @C94B, LMAO I know right!!!

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  12. avalanche

    nobody cares.. he’s trash

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