Lil Wayne Says "Tha Carter V" Will "Sound Better" & "Make More Sense" Than Past Projects

Lil Wayne details Kobe Bryant's involvement in promoting "Tha Carter V," says album is about growth.

Lil Wayne is slated to drop what he proclaims is his final album later this year and in anticipation of the release, Wayne has been promoting the project differently than past efforts.

Talking with ESPN recently, Weezy spoke about using athletes to promote the album, as Kobe Bryant recently tweeted the album cover art.

“‘Carter V Season’ was all Kobe," Lil Wayne said when asked about Kobe Bryant's contribution. "He came up with it. I saw that and thought, 'That’s dope as hell,' so that’s what we’re calling the [album] campaign. I thanked him. Then we thought about Floyd.”

When asked about the Tha Carter V and its makeup, Lil Wayne said the album is all about "growth" and that his music is "supposed to be personal."

Tha Carter V is about growth, flat-out," he said. "My thoughts are wiser. I still say what I want to say—it just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity.

“I never try to send messages through music," he continued. "Music is about self. It’s supposed to be personal, a reflection of me, unless you have somebody writing it for you, and everybody know I’m not that artist. I’m not sending a message because that message may not get across. Whatever message you take from it is your choice.”

No specific release date is yet known for Tha Carter V. Kobe Bryant's involvement in the promotion of the album may be due to their longtime friendship. Back in 2009, Lil Wayne released "Kobe Bryant," a song about the Los Angeles Lakers guard. Read the full ESPN interview here.

RELATED: Lil Wayne's Manager Cortez Bryant Addresses "Tha Carter V" Image Kobe Bryant Posted

42 Comments

  • Ffjvdg

    I'll do another album for thirty mill an new I ain't smile when a nigga flapped he nigga lips

  • Ffjvdg

    Lil Wayne obviously means we'll but this is just another psy op led by someone far above

  • Anonymous

    he's found a clever way to say f u pay me before he leaves and it's called tha carter v guest starring another star on his way out, kobe bryant

  • mapos

    2pac - Jordan lil wayne - Kobe kendrick - LeBron

  • unterron

    Man I hope so. Lil Wayne is great to be putting out anything.

  • STONER

    yess Lil Wayne always stay real!! Lil Weezy and Gucci Mane.... damn nigga !! we real hood nigga use to always argue bout who was best between da two. I voted for Weezy cuz he da best selling artist of all time. damn!!!! great music sells..... Tha Carter V gon be da next classic !!!

  • SATONER

    yess Lil Wayne always stay real!! Lil Weezy and Gucci Mane.... damn nigga !! we real hood nigga use to always argue bout who was best between da two. I voted for Weezy cuz he da best selling artist of all time. damn!!!! great music sells..... Tha Carter V gon be da next classic !!!

  • Anonymous

    well it couldn't be any worse

  • Anonymous

    SMH this nigga!! The last 2-3 songs he released were about "pussy pussy pussy" NO CONTENT!!! We all get pussy get over it!!! How about you go back to making music like "Hustler's Musik" and shit?

    • Anonymous

      No, the lyrics are stupid and the production is terrible. Fancy is a trash song.

    • Anonymous

      The lyrics are clever and the production's dope. What's with your aversion to today's rap? Iggy has a dope song called fancy at no. 1 with production that pays tribute to dj mustard's work.

    • mapos

      "No, hip-hop is not all that. It's crafting together clever lyrics over dope production. Fucking bitches and shooting gangsters doesn't make up all hip-hop, that's just one hip-hop sub-genre among many." how did you not realize that you got trolled

    • Anonymous

      No, hip-hop is not all that. It's crafting together clever lyrics over dope production. Fucking bitches and shooting gangsters doesn't make up all hip-hop, that's just one hip-hop sub-genre among many.

    • Anonymous

      That's all hiphop is. If you don't like it, get out. It's about fucking the baddest bitch or shooting gangsters.

    • Anonymous

      "That's what hiphop is about. If you don't like it, why are you on a hiphop site?" No, this isn't what hip-hop is about. It's about creativity and a hundred songs about pussy is the opposite of creative.

    • Anonymous

      "We all get pussy get over it!!" Speak for yourself dog.

    • Anonymous

      That's what hiphop is about. If you don't like it, why are you on a hiphop site?

  • Earnest

    Carter V is all about growth. Lil Wayne's trying to reach 5'2". http://pettie.us

  • FuckLilTuTu!!

    Blah Blah who gives a fuck unless you're a fan of this nigga. Talkin bout some "My thoughts are wiser. I still say what I want to sayit just sounds better and makes more sense. That all comes with growth and maturity. BITCH ASS NIGGA YOU SHOULD OF BEEN GREW UP 31 YEAR OLD ASS LOOKIN 60 YEAR OLD ALIEN.

  • Anonymous

    "Im not sending a message because that message may not get across"

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  • fuck lil wayne

    carter V is about growth, my response: HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA! This fuckin clown can't even think of album titles, he just takes the titles of previous shitty releases & attaches a number to them, the world does not need another album from this fuckin faggot or any CUNT on his piece of shit label.

  • RMAC

    ....lets hope so.....cuz who can honestly say that still/ever bumped Rebirth, C4, IANAHB 2.......s/n that kobe song "24" was/is dope.....

  • 7 mile blocks

    Carter 2 dedication 1 n 2 and da drought was last time wayne was dope he has been a fuckin embarrassment since carter 3 (no ceilings had its moments) fake gangbanging skateboarding kissing baby them leggings everything bout him is so fuckin corny

  • Anonymous

    haha..wayne is basically saying his past albums and lyrics made no sense..i been tellin your dick riding fans that for years..haha

  • Raz

    I never try to send messages through music," he continued. "Music is about self. Its supposed to be personal, a reflection of me, unless you have somebody writing it for you, and everybody know Im not that artist. Im not sending a message because that message may not get across. Whatever message you take from it is your choice. Right, his only message is that he eats a lot of pussy and fucks bitches.

  • vllsfsf

    I'm a Wayne fan, but he did a lot of songs that sent a message and songs talkin about serious topics before 2008 for Tha Carter III. And one thing that makes me mad asf is the fact that Tha Carter III would've been an absolute classic hadn't it leaked and had it contained many of those classic leaked songs. He would have 75% less haters now

  • vontreez

    He's still sending a message whether he likes it or not.

  • Drizzaveli

    fuck weezy where's drizzys next album?

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