Lil Wayne Reveals Funeral Album Done, Dropping Before End of Year
Lil Wayne will have a new album out by year's end.
The Young Money rapper appeared on New Orleans radio station Q93 in an interview with Wild Wayne shared on Monday (Aug. 26), and confirmed that his long-awaited Funeral project is on the way.
"I'm not sure. I wouldn't count it out but the Funeral is my next album," Wayne told the host when asked if we would ever get Tha Carter VI. "I'ma be dropping that by the end of the year."
He then gave an update on where he's at with the album's completion.
"Wayne, you know how I work. My album's always done; it just takes Mack [Maine] to come in there and wrap up a couple songs and name them," Tunechi said. "That's how it go around here. I work every day, so, it just takes them to come in and say, 'Let me get these 20 songs. Can I have these?’ and they name them and then we go from there."
Weezy first revealed plans for the Funeral album way back in 2016 during an interview on The Nine Club podcast, though he didn't give many details.
“Just make sure they know that Funeral is coming soon,” Wayne said at the time. "That’s my music. Get your roses ready. I don’t have a release date, but I have a whole bunch of good news coming soon. If you’re a Wayne fan, I know we’ve been going through a lot of tough times right now, but if you are a Wayne fan, we about to hold our heads high soon."
There weren't many updates on the project until earlier this year, when the rapper posted an emoji of a coffin on his Instagram Story in April. The following month, ticket sales for his current tour with Blink-182 included "a physical CD per order with your choice of Blink-182’s or Lil Wayne’s forthcoming album" per Ticketmaster, leading fans to believe this could very well be the Funeral LP.
The project was then officially confirmed in a July interview with XXL, where Wayne also revealed that Lil Baby will be appearing on the album. Funeral will serve as Lil Wayne's thirteenth studio album, and his first full-length release since 2018's Tha Carter V.
Listen to his full interview with Wild Wayne below.
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