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Sep 28, 2018

Lil Wayne finally released his long anticipated album, "Tha Carter V" and it's fair to say it was worth the wait. Although, the delay of the LP was due to trial and tribulations stemming from legal issues, in the midst of that storm, Tha Carter V was baptized.

We all know the legal disputes between Lil Wayne and Birdman, which resulted in favorable outcomes for both parties involved.

Weezy first stepped on the Hip hop scene debuting, Tha Block Is Hot in 1999. At sixteen years old Lil Wayne brought heat for the streets and continued to blaze the inferno as a lyrical dragon. Tha Carter V not only celebrates Lil Wayne's birthday (Happy Birthday!), it also celebrates his liberation, his contributions to Hip Hop; and the salvation of his creativity. Conjunctive with his legal situation, in 2014 Lil Wayne expressed in a tweet how he felt imprisoned and so did his creativity. This is a momentous album for Weezy, his fans and creatives alike.

He stood for the freedom to create without measures nor restrictions. And Tha Carter V is the epitome of that, derived in its purpose. Starting off with the intro: 'I Love You Dwayne' of Lil Wayne's mother in a heartfelt, tearful statement of love expressing how proud she is of him, his strength; and Weezy's endurance to overcome against all odds. The LP continues with 'Don't Cry' in drying Tunechi's mother's tears. The track features the late XXXTentacion in the euphonic induced instrumentals. Following with acceleration of 'Dedicate' where Wayne is multi-tasking with his flow and gets political indicating a need for Barack Obama. And the song is treated with a verse of Barack noting Weezy.

Next is the Swizz Beatz produced 'Uproar' displaying sampling from G. Dep's 'Special Delivery.' Electrified on the track, Weezy spits lyrics that will go over some people's head. He's rapping like Lil Wayne. The 'Let It Fly' Travis Scott assisted track bangs like all the rest and definitely keeps those speakers knocking. Wayne's deliverance and sequence of lyrics are immaculate. Intertwined with wordplay.

There's more...

The 23 tracked album signifies Tha Carter V in numerology (23 - 2+3 = 5).

Tha Carter V is a masterpiece that is well equipped with some heavy-hitters such as: Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, other features include: Ashanti, Mack Maine, Nivea, Lil Wayne's daughter Regina Carter; and more. And assembled with a team of hit-makers such as: Swizz Beatz, Mannie Fresh, Dr. Dre, DJ Mustard, Metro Boomin; and more.

With that said,

It's TGIF so grab those headphones and stream it below.

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