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Lil Wayne’s last album, the I Am Not A Human Being II, left much to be desired according to critics and fans. Tunechi’s next album, Tha Carter V, is on the way, but the plan is for the release date to be a surprise, sort of. 

“We’re very close to dropping the album,” Cash Money Records Vice President of Promotion Mel Smith told Canisius College newspaper the Griffin. “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.”

Should we blame Beyoncé and the success of her out of the blue album? Not really. Weezy will be announcing the release date whenever Weezy feels like it. And he has plenty of songs in the stash.

Said Smith, “He’s one of the artists like Prince who just continues to record. 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.”

Are you looking forward to Tha Carter V? Let us know in the comments.

[H/T MTV News]

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