Production on the album comes courtesy of longtime collaborator Mannie Fresh, Swizz Beatz, Metro Boomin, Ben Billions and many others. On Tuesday (September 25), Wayne shared a video explaining Tha C5 would drop on his 36th birthday (September 27). The reactions were overwhelmingly positive, with fans shouting out the Kendrick Lamar feature, to expressing how the album got them in their feelings. It was originally scheduled for release in May 2014, but it was soon delayed. "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.
Seven years since Tha Carter IV, Lil Wayne returns with the long-awaited fifth installment in his Carter series. Young Money now belongs exclusively to Wayne, and will continue to be distributed by Republic Records.
"I hope you guys love this album", Wayne says in the clip.
Meanwhile, as Wayne partied, West announced that he would be dropping a new album on Saturday, but conceded of his record, "We know it will come in number 2 to my brother Lil Wayne and that's lovely".