Lil Wayne finally drops Tha Carter V

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Lil Wayne Officially Announces Tha Carter V Release Date

Lil Wayne released his highly-anticipated album Tha Carter V on Friday (Sept. 21), and fans are losing their minds on social media.

Tha Carter V has been a long time coming.

Rumors first began swirling that the album would drop late last week.

"IF you are true a Lil Wayne fan there is no way you don't like #ThaCarterV", one follower tweeted.

You can download Wayne's new album off of iTunes here. It's been almost 5 years since the project was first announced under Cash Money, and we all know how southward the situation went. "Tha Carter" was released in 2004 - James' rookie season was 2003-04.

The album starts with the rapper's mom Jacida Carter, emotionally discussing how important her son is to her.

Guess what? Today happens to be Lil Wayne's birthday as well. "Me and Wayne did something insane for C5 on my momma ima cry if that album don't come out", Travis tweeted out, and thankfully it did come out.

Nicki Minaj took to her Instagram to wish Lil Wayne a happy birthday, and in the same breath, she thanks him for giving her a chance and signed her to Young Money.

C5 was a labor of love for Wayne. He asked for $51 million, claiming that he was owed money for his work on Tha Carter V among other complaints. Just one month later, Wayne admitted that he can do what he wants "at any time" during an interview with Wild Wayne of Q93, a New Orleans radio station.

Tunechi's signature wordplay is evident near the beginning the album on back-to-back standout tracks "Let It Fly" and "Can't Be Broken".

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