Lil Wayne To Drop Tha Carter V At Midnight – Tha Wire
At 35-years old, life is good for Weezy these days. Like... really all good. His long, long, LONG legal battle with Cash Money/Universal Music is finally over. On June 7, 2018 both sides agreed to settle for an undisclosed amount. Everybody was a winner as the case was resolved out of court, each side retained their stakes in the Young Money label, Wayne got his money, and Tha Carter V is no longer being held ransom. TCV was supposed to drop in 2014. So of course, Wayne tuned-up the production, added a few tweeks on a couple of tracks, and revised some lyrics here and there.
Lil Wayne is a rap icon, and a bonafide G.O.A.T. in the music game.With more than 27-years in the game, you better believe the Louisiana legend has earned his spot, at the top. That's why it's not hard to see why he'll be this year’s recipient of BET’s “I Am Hip Hop” Award! It's been a long time coming, this year the platinum-selling rap star honored with the award at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 6.
Over the course of his career, the Young Money CEO, has scooped up 5 Grammy's so far, has a laundry list of awards and accolades from BET, MTV, VH1, Billboard and more. Speaking of which, Weezy was the first male solo artist to surpassed Elvis Presley’s record for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. For that matter he scored more than 138 Billboard Hot 100 appearances, the third most of any artist to do so. An he's still going! Congrats Tunechi, you damn sure deserve it.
The 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards will definitely be lit this year. Hosted by comedian/actor/host DeRay Davis, it'll take place in Miami at the Fillmore Miami Beach/Jackie Gleason Theater. So far the artist line-up on performers, and Cyphers hasn't been announced. However, the nominee's have! Drake leads the pack with 11 nominations, while Cardi B picked-up 10 and Childish Gambino copped six.
Artists up for Album of The Year include- Drake, The Carters, J. Cole, Migos, and Cardi B. Single of The Year include: Cardi B, Drake, The Carters, Childish Gambino. Rap stars up for the Best New Hip Hop Artist include: Rich The Kid and The late XXXTENTACION, Rich The Kid, Blocboy JB, Lil Baby, and Juice Wrld.
It's going down! Check your local listings for the times.