Lil Wayne has announced a new release date for Tha Carter V. The project was initially slated to arrive at the end of October, but will now debut Dec. 8 in two separate parts.
"Honestly, I been working hard every [day] on this album, and this album mean a whole lot to me. I know the real fans out there, it means a whole lot to them too," Wayne said in a video announcing the new date.
The decision to split the album into two parts was made to accommodate the 31 or so songs the artist has recorded so far. But it won't be a traditional double album, where both discs are in one package. Instead it will be similar to Justin Timberlake's recent 20/20 project.
"I kind of refuse to cheat [the fans] and just give them anything rushed. I recorded so many songs, we had to come up with an idea or a way to get all the music out there and not just 13 or 12 songs," Wayne said. "So, the first part of the album will be dropping December 9. Stay tuned for the next part of the album. It's gonna be crazy. I worked too hard."
The album will reportedly be Wayne's last solo studio effort. He won't stop recording music, but he'll focus on other commitments, like another joint album with Birdman and his Young Money imprint.
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