Lil Wayne is set to surprise his fans with the release of Tha Carter V by dropping it either without or very little notice. Hi Beyoncé .
Back in October, Mel Smith, Senior VP of Promotions at Cash Money Records had tweeted that the first single from the fifth installment of Tha Carter series was ‘coming soon” but we haven’t heard much about it except Drake tweeting the album title and getting everybody excited in the process a few days ago.
Today, The Griffin has released their interview with Mel where he reveals the upcoming release strategy from the Young Money leader.
“We’re very close to dropping the album. It’s going to be a huge surprise to everyone, it’s an incredible album … I can’t release the date because he wants to surprise people, he wants his true fan base to get excited but he’s worked extremely hard on it and you won’t be disappointed.”
Mel also noted that in terms of sound, the album was more in line with Tha Carter series than his IANAHB series which have also not been as successful as the former.
“He’s one of the artists like Prince who just continues to record,” he said. “He does it for the love of the art, for the record, he continues to work hard to top himself, like when he does the ‘I Am Not A Human Being’ records that he’s, which are a little more rock and roll tangent, a little more pop tangent while “Tha Carter V” is a little more Lil Wayne getting it to you straight from New Orleans. That’s the thing about Wayne, when we put out the last “Carter,” we put it out and sold almost 1,000,000 records in one week. The day we put it out, he was still in the studio recording, verybody who’s heard it feels the same way, the general excitement of something big coming,” he said. “You’re just generally excited for when the world hears it.”
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