Billboards for Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter V' Have Started to Show Up Around New York City

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 Lil Wayne performs at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. 

Back in July, a Los Angeles billboard promoting Tha Carter V began to go viral, until it was proved to be fake thanks to some fancy Photoshop work of someone messing with fans' minds. With Lil Wayne announcing through a promo video that C5 would finally release on Friday, New Yorkers have begun to notice electronic ads and billboards popping up around Manhattan in support of the mythical project this week. 

Each of the advertisements finds a black background with the signature red "V" going across the middle. A small white goat also adds a nice touch on the bottom left, signifying Wayne's claim to the hip-hop throne. This isn't the first time Weezy's team has promoted Tha Carter V, as HotNewHipHop mentions that billboards were put up in 2014 in the Young Money CEO's hometown of New Orleans and Atlanta. 

"I’m very much a perfectionist. I don’t know what it’s setting me up for -- some big comeback, or maybe some big fall back or whatever -- but it’s setting me up for something, and I’m ready," Wayne told Billboard earlier in September. TMZ is reporting that Post Malone has found his way onto Tha Carter V as a last-minute addition to the LP.

Check out some of the NYC ads below.