A decade after releasing the original Carter, Lil Wayne is set to drop the fifth installment in his Carter series this May. But don’t expect to hear the same ol’ Weezy. The New Orleans rapper is all grown up and showing his maturity on his final solo album.
“I say it’s different, because I’m older and wiser, and I know more things and I know more about myself now,” Wayne told MTV News.
He’s been taking a more conscious approach to his lyrics and even censoring himself.
“I’m more careful about what I’m doing and trying to be more careful about what I’m saying,” he said.
In the past, he would let his management deal with any controversy, but this time, he’s been much more hands on.
“There were times when I didn’t care. It’s not that I didn’t care, it’s just that I knew that I had people above me or around me that was gonna make sure whatever I said or shouldn’t have said or whatever I did or shouldn’t have did,” he said. “Well now, I’m those people, and I’m telling me what I should do and what I shouldn’t say.”
His fans should be pleased with the result. “It’s awesome. It’s coming together dope,” he said. “I think the Wayne fans are gonna like it. I hope so.”