Somehow it feels like this release isn't following the overwhelming promotion of some of its predecessors, so we thought it was worth reminding you: Lil Wayne's Tha Carter V is scheduled to be released Oct. 28.
But come on. Are we really expecting a Weezy LP with such little fanfare? Besides the lack of promotion, we haven't seen the track list, and we know of no monster hit that is part of the album. It has become more common in recent years to forego a radio hit, but would Cash Money really want to do that for a project that is rumored to commemorate the end of Wayne's solo career? Surely they'd want a little more publicity before pushing it out, right?
Last week, Young Money's Twitter account posted a picture reminder with the caption, "Eight days ... The legend continues." So, who knows?
During a recent appearance on ESPN's SportsCenter, Weezy revealed the cover for the album. Instead of featuring only himself as a toddler, it will also include his mother. "It's perfect. I always go with a baby picture. I wanted to go with one with my mama this time," he said. "This album means a lot to me. People been waiting on this album, and I'm just at the point in my life and stuff to have my mom on there. It's more than an accomplishment, it's an achievement."
Wayne is expected to keep recording after Tha Carter V's release, and he has a few other projects in the pipeline—like a follow-up to 2006's joint album with Birdman, Like Father, Like Son. He'll also focus more attention on his label imprint Young Money and its other artists. His timing may be spot-on, since Tyga and Lil Twists have publicly voiced their frustration with the label.
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