23 Songs, 1 Hour 27 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maybe more than any other rapper in history, Lil Wayne’s output is defined by franchises. An artist should be so lucky to sustain the kind of longevity that would allow for multi-volume phases the likes of Wayne’s Dedication, and Da Drought mixtapes, let alone the series that made him into a superstar, Tha Carter. Though Wayne was not without projects in between, some seven years were allowed to pass between the release of the fourth and fifth installments of the lattermost. Fortunately, Wayne has rewarded his fans’ patience with 23 tracks that speak to a number of his most storied eras.

“Mixtape Weezy,” as Jay-Z famously coined, is alive and well on songs like the Swizz Beatz-produced “Uproar,” Wayne blacking out over a reinterpretation of G-Dep’s 2001 hit “Special Delivery.” The nostalgia doesn’t stop (or peak) there, as Wayne and Snoop Dogg share space over a flip of Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive” on “Dope N*ggaz,” while Mannie Fresh revisits the Cash Money golden-era bounce of Juvenile’s “Ghetto Children” for “Start This Shit Off Right.” There are nods to the experimental Wayne of the I Am Not A Human Being projects (“Don’t Cry,” “Mess”) and also the rapper’s under-heralded pop wizardry (“Famous,” which features his daughter Reginae as hook singer), and even a love song built on a gospel sample, “Dope New Gospel.” In all, Tha Carter V is an album for anyone who’s missed Wayne—no matter which Wayne they’d missed.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Maybe more than any other rapper in history, Lil Wayne’s output is defined by franchises. An artist should be so lucky to sustain the kind of longevity that would allow for multi-volume phases the likes of Wayne’s Dedication, and Da Drought mixtapes, let alone the series that made him into a superstar, Tha Carter. Though Wayne was not without projects in between, some seven years were allowed to pass between the release of the fourth and fifth installments of the lattermost. Fortunately, Wayne has rewarded his fans’ patience with 23 tracks that speak to a number of his most storied eras.

“Mixtape Weezy,” as Jay-Z famously coined, is alive and well on songs like the Swizz Beatz-produced “Uproar,” Wayne blacking out over a reinterpretation of G-Dep’s 2001 hit “Special Delivery.” The nostalgia doesn’t stop (or peak) there, as Wayne and Snoop Dogg share space over a flip of Dr. Dre’s “Xxplosive” on “Dope N*ggaz,” while Mannie Fresh revisits the Cash Money golden-era bounce of Juvenile’s “Ghetto Children” for “Start This Shit Off Right.” There are nods to the experimental Wayne of the I Am Not A Human Being projects (“Don’t Cry,” “Mess”) and also the rapper’s under-heralded pop wizardry (“Famous,” which features his daughter Reginae as hook singer), and even a love song built on a gospel sample, “Dope New Gospel.” In all, Tha Carter V is an album for anyone who’s missed Wayne—no matter which Wayne they’d missed.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
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3.8K Ratings
toumi sohaib ,

Fire

tha best album of all

Bailey Bo$$ ,

The wait is over !!!! 👍👍👍👍

Tha carter v Is definitely worth the wait. It is very different from lil Wayne’s previous albums; a lot more emotional. You can tell he put his heart into it on songs like “can’t be broken” and “famous”, which even features his daughter. My personal favorite is “Mona Lisa”, which features Kendrick Lamar. The album also features Nicki Minaj, snoop dogg, Travis Scott, and more. A few of the songs weren’t very good or just plain weird, like I did not like “let it fly” or “dark side of the moon”. Otherwise,I would have probably given this 5 stars. Although there were several bangers on here that were fire 🔥 it just didn’t live up to tha carter IV. In my opinion, I would definitely recommend this album to anyone and everyone who listens to hip hop. A must have for any lil Wayne fan.

Vahn Hilfiger ,

Vahn Hilfiger

Lil Wayne has completed his off the camera story in this installment of The Carter series The Carter 5 is everything & more than what fans expected in my opinion I think fans expected over the top collaborations like you hear from most albums & mixtapes streaming currently & that isn’t the case this is Wayne’s world music heads! a more mature Lil Wayne at that Family Friends past lovers new lovers & new hobbies like skateboarding & Weezy Wednesdays on YouTube & the uproar challenge trending on Social Media are what fans have been waiting on for years a more out-going in the public eye weezy along with the mixtapes he’s drop over his career & The Dedication 6 his most recent 2017-2018 mixtape this is hard work at its best He should have been featured on rolling-stone magazine in September-October but whatever The Carter 5 has something for everybody! This album is a life-time-achievement-award speech over 23 tracks who knows maybe their will be a carter 6 in the nearby future G.O.A.T

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