Lil Wayne needs no introduction. Between his insurmountable success as both a musician and celebrity, he is one of the most recognizable names in hip-hop for many reasons.
His Carter album series is one of them — playing a large role in his legacy and hip-hop history alike. Now, Wayne looks to continue the coveted double trilogy with the forthcoming Tha Carter VI.
Taking the stage at the Young Money Reunion show on Saturday (Aug. 6), Wayne revealed plans to follow-up his legendary album run with the series’ sixth edition — confirming the announcement in a video posted to Young Money’s Twitter. It also seems that its release is coming sooner than expected, as the video announcement was accompanied by a pre-save link for the record.
In usual Weezy fashion, he’s remained hard at work dropping verses on tracks for Chris Brown, The Weeknd, Jack Harlow and more this year. The New Orleans emcee also added an expanded version of his 2011 mixtape Sorry 4 The Wait — which leads in to the eventual release of his highly-anticipated studio album.
Additionally, the Young Money Reunion show was a smash-hit this past weekend in Toronto. Despite being delayed for five days after Drake tested positive for COVID-19, Wayne, Drizzy and Nicki Minaj all took the stage to perform their collective hits and relive the nostalgia of their coveted Young Money run. The concert, which was part of Drake’s OVO Fest, saw the 6 God pay homage to his Young Money family, calling them the “greatest rappers of all-time.” “Are these bitches serious? Nobody can f**k with Nicki,” Drake said. “It’s like the originator. It starts here, ends here.”
“I love you. I would go to the end of the earth for this man. You changed my f—in’ life and you changed this city forever,” he said. “So make some f—in’ noise for the greatest rapper of all time.”Drake on Lil Wayne at YMR Show
As fans reel from the surprising news of a new project from Wayne, we’re left to patiently wait for yet another potential classic from the legend himself.
Presave Lil Wayne’s upcoming album ‘Tha Carter VI’ below!