Lil Wayne Announces Retirement: "Tha Carter V Is My Last Album"
Last night before Thanksgiving dinner, Crossfade joined hands with friends and family to recite our Lord's Prayer, "Go DJ."
Since Lil Wayne's 2004 breakthrough record, Tha Carter, we have been loyal disciples of the dreadlocked messiah, praising his name before each meal and thanking the hip-hop gods for bestowing their dopest MC on contemporary music.
So now that Weezy's announced his retirement, we sort of feel like one of Jesus's homies after Pontius Pilate ordered Christ dead. We're devastated.
"I signed my contract at 11, I went platinum at 14," he tells MTV News. "I'm 30 now. Thank God I haven't put out an album that hasn't went platinum. To just keep it going like that, I think not only am I being greedy, I'm fooling myself to think that it will continue to be that great."
The rapper's imminent retreat from beats will follow the release of Tha Carter V, the final installment of Weezy's seminal musical franchise.
However, Wayne's 10th LP, I Am Not a Human Being II, drops in February, and Tha Carter V is merely the working title of a hypothetical record. When it'll drop is anyone's guess.
"When I love to do something, I'm fully focused on it and it only," he tells MTV. "And music sometimes is not that 'it.'"
That said, he could always wait to drop the record 35 years from now on his 65th birthday, the age most people clock out of the workplace for the last time.
Whatever the case, Wayne's not going to be around forever. So enjoy the Weez while you can.
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