Lil Wayne Releases New Song 'Gotti,' Announces 'Tha Carter V' Release Date

Lil Wayne Tha Carter V Album Art, 2014.
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Lil Wayne's "The Essentials" album cover.

Lil Wayne has some good and bad news.

Bad news first: Lil Wayne has pushed back Tha Carter V to December 9th… The first part at least.

The good news is that Tha Carter V will now be a two-part album. Weezy is breaking up the album since he recorded "too much." He flashed a track list of 31 songs during a PSA released on Tuesday (Oct. 28).
"I recorded so many songs. I got too many songs. I worked way too much to give y'all half of it," he said. "If I would’ve dropped the album today, it would have to be 12 or 13 songs. I refuse to cheat my fans. I refuse to cheat myself."

Lil Wayne found a solution: "The first part of the album will be dropping Dec. 9," he explained. "Stay tuned for the next part of the album."

He didn't leave fans empty-handed, either. He previewed a new song, "Gotti," from the first part of the album, then released the Lox-produced song in its entirety:

"It's going to be great. I fucking love it. If you don’t fucking love it you don’t love love," Lil Wayne proclaims.