Lil Wayne said Tha Carter V would be his last album before he retires, but he never said it would be his next album. Weezy has a few plans before he sings his swan song, one of them being a Cash Money throwback involving Drake.
“There should be a lot in between there,” Wayne told MTV News of what will come between now and his final LP. “It’s no time soon.”
Weezy was short on details when we spoke to him on Friday in Miami at the release party for his new Spectre by Supra sneaker, but you can expect him to open up when he, Birdman, YMCMB and Rich Gang appear on “RapFix Live” on Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET on MTV Jams and RapFix.MTV.com.
One of the projects that comes before Tha Carter V may be a sequel to Tunechi and Birdman’s collaborative 2006 Like Father, Like Son album, but that wasn’t the most surprising project Weezy mentioned. “Possibility of that, possibility of a Big Tymers album, adding Drake,” Weezy said. “But that kid is so busy, it’s all kind of possibilities.”
The original incarnation consisted of Birdman and former Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh. The duo dropped their debut album How You Luv That in 1998, not long after Birdman linked his independent New Orleans-based label with Universal Music Group. They released their final album Big Money Heavyweight in 2003 and are most known for their biggest single “Still Fly” from their 2002 Hood Rich album.
Now, 10 years later, Wayne makes a hint of a comeback, but leaves a ton of questions unanswered. Will Mannie Fresh and Birdman reunite? What role will Wayne play? And how does Drake figure into all of this?
Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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