The highly anticipated release comes seven years after Tha Carter IV

By Derek Lawrence
September 26, 2018 12:00 PM
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Tha Carter V is coming out this week — but for real this time.

A week after rumors of Lil Wayne’s long-awaited album proved to be false, the rapper himself has announced that the hotly anticipated project will finally see the light of day on Thursday, his 36th birthday.

In a video posted to YouTube Tuesday, the five-time Grammy winner shared the news, thanking those who have stuck with him over the years. “I always give y’all all of me, but with this album, I’m giving you more than me,” he said. “This is four, five, six years of work that you’ll be listening to.”

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A date for Tha Carter V comes seven years after Tha Carter IV and four years after it was delayed days before the planned release date due to the dispute between Wayne and his mentor/Cash Money boss Birdman.

Earlier this year, Wayne and Cash Money settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit, and last month, Birdman appeared onstage with Wayne and publicly apologized to the rapper.

This article originally appeared on Ew.com