After settling his legal disputes, Wayne is finally ready to release the project.
Earlier this month, Lil Wayne settled his lawsuit with Cash Money over unpaid royalties, meaning his album that was being held hostage throughout the process, Tha Carter V, could finally be released. It's unclear exactly what came out of the settlement, and it's even been suggested that Wayne may still be signed to Cash Money, but according to his lawyer, the rapper is "happy" with the outcome, and now owns the rights to his music, assets and his likeness.
It's all good news for fans of the influential rapper, but there's an exciting new development as well. At a recent performance in Miami, Wayne revealed that he had taken part in a meeting related to the release date for Tha Carter V. "Just to let y'all know, I had a meeting today," Wayne says in a clip acquired by HipHopNMore. "It wasn’t a long meeting... the meeting was about the release date of Tha Carter fuckin' Five!"
Weezy did not share any further details regarding the project's release, but it appears that the rollout is back in motion. It is unclear if Wayne will release Tha Carter V in the form it was completed in a few years back, or will be including brand new music on the album. In 2016, he was very confident that the material he'd recorded would stand the test of time. "I just listened to it for the first time in months the other day," he told the New York Times. "I had forgotten every single word on it, because I work every day. I popped it in, and I was like, it’s still so much better than everything I’ve ever heard. Not what’s going on right now — everything I’ve ever heard."