Lil Wayne is officially back. The wait was really worth it. Lil Wayne put years into this project. With so much going on around Lil Wayne and his situation with Cash Money Records. With Birdman now in his rear view mirror. Lil Wayne is looking and sounding like the G.O.A.T. that we’ve always known him to be. Carter V feels like it’s been done for a while,but some records were added. This 23 track album is more than enough. You can really hit play and let the project do it’s work. Feels like 06 Wayne, the word play is back. The flow and the high pitch sound of Weezy voice sounds pure. Honestly you can tell how Young Thug is really of fan of Lil Wayne. The flows and melodies Lil Wayne created paved this new generation culture.
The intro to this project itself is deep. “I Love You Dwayne” has Lil Wayne mother telling him how much she loves him. She’s crying tears while speaking about her son. Then it goes into his record with XXXtentacion called “Don’t Cry”. Very deep and dark record showing the demons Lil Wayne had to face. The album opens up great and on “Dedicate” Weezy makes it known he’s the king still. If you noticed on IG “Uproar” the record produced by Swizz Beatz is becoming a challenge. “Let It Fly” featuring Travis Scott really wasn’t that impressive. Sounds like something I’ve heard before. Feels like Lil Wayne just dropped a dope verse on it.
The album slows down and gets little bit more experimental. He gets on his mainstream Wayne sound. “Can’t Be Broken” feels like some old mixtape Weezy. Eminem would sound nice on a verse for that record. “Dark Side Of The Moon” feels like Drake help compose it. Nicki Minaj song the hook which was different. The Kendrick Lamar feature called “Mona Lisa” is a beast. The radio stations are supporting this record heavy. It’s a monster collaboration that was much-needed for the hip hop culture. “What About Me” is a nice groove and vibe for the ladies. Weezy shows he can get jealous. Surprised to hear Texas rapper Sosamann on it. “Open Letter” and “Famous” are cool records. I would label them more of album fillers. In his record “Famous” he talks about how fame ended his marriage.
Weezy kicks it back into motion with the Zaytoven production record called “Problems”. This record is truly a problem and one of my favorites off the entire album. Lil Wayne will eat a beat alive. He gets into the trap sound and showcases he can do that easily. Also he reference Young Thug on this one. Listen to the hook carefully. Sounds like he always had a feeling about Lil Wayne. “Dope Niggaz” I just didn’t like. The production sounds off beat. The record is a remake from Dr Dre called “Explosive” and Snoop Dogg laces his verse. Just one of my least off the album. Lil Wayne shows how crazy his life is on “Hittas”. He can barely remember where he was last week. He’s doing a lyrical exercise on this one. “Took His Time” is a Lil Wayne classic. He really brought back that throwback Lil Wayne sound on this one. He still has those punch lines that will catch your ear.
Lil Wayne takes it out west with his record “Open Safe”. Straight club banger and now rappers have a new phrase. It’s not dripping sauce anymore. It’s walking around looking like an open safe literally. “Perfect Strangers’ is produced by Mannie Fresh I believe. Ashanti and Mack Maine join Wayne on this one. Reminds me of “Grown Man” from Lil Wayne’s Carter II project. Such a classic! “Demon” is another vibe unlike no other. Lil Wayne gives you that soulful side. Putting his feelings all over this one. The beat stands out with that crazy sample.
Overall Lil Wayne shows when he puts out anything saying Carter it’s classic. Now everyone is back on Lil Wayne and showing love. Bad business really held the King back. This complete album is a solid body of work from Lil Wayne The Carter V is getting great reviews online from critics. Make sure you listen to this album below.