(AllHipHop News) It appears YMCMB flagship artist Lil Wayne may be attempting to pull off a Beyoncé and drop his next album out of nowhere. According to LilWayneHQ, Cash Money Records Vice President of Promotion Mel Smith revealed that Wayne is “very close” to dropping the fifth installment in his Carter series.
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We’re very close to dropping the album. 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.
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.
There have been hints that C5 may be on the way in the near future. Young Money’s Drake sent out a tweet recently that just simply read “Carter V.”
— Drizzy (@Drake) February 10, 2014
In the meantime, Young Money is set to drop their next compilation album Rise Of An Empire on March 11. The collection will feature appearances by Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Tyga, and other members of YM.