Lil Wayne has nearly completed recording his long-awaited album Tha Carter V, according to Cash Money Records Vice President of Promotion Mel Smith.
In an interview with Canisius College’s student newspaper The Griffin, Smith said Wayne is looking to surprise fans Beyonce-style with an unexpected release.
“We’re very close to dropping the album,” Smith told The Griffin. “It’s going to be a huge surprise to everyone, it’s an incredible album.”
He goes on to add, “I can’t release the date because he wants to surprise people, [Lil’ Wayne] wants his true fan base to get excited but he’s worked extremely hard on it and you won’t be disappointed.”
Smith notes that a selected few have already previewed the disc and it seems Wayne is picking up where he left off with 2011’s Tha Carter IV, which sold 964,000 copies in its first week.
“Everybody 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.”
The newest installment in Tha Carter series will serve as the follow-up to last year’s I Am Not a Human Being II.
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