Lil Wayne is finally free to release ‘Tha Carter V’

The wait will be over very soon.

Lil Wayne’s long-awaited album, Tha Carter V, will finally be out this year, according to Billboard‘s recent profile of the rapper.

The fourth album in Weezy’s Tha Carter series, which was originally due in 2014, was put on hold indefinitely due to a legal dispute between Wayne, his label Cash Money Records, and its co-founder Birdman (real name Bryan Williams).

A cover story by Billboard published yesterday confirmed that the lawsuit Wayne filed against Cash Money in January 2015, “alleging breach of contract, failure to pay royalties and withholding advances, and requesting an audit of Cash Money’s books,” has finally been settled.

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Billboard also reported that Wayne now has full control over his Young Money imprint—which launched in 2003 as a joint venture between Wayne and Cash Money—and that Tha Carter V will be released this fall, though at the time of reporting, “the album [was] still in flux” and no exact release date has been confirmed.

To read Wayne’s reflections on the turmoil of the past few years of his career, as well as a glimpse of the heavy subject matter covered in Tha Carter V, check out the Billboard story here.

And why not revisit the legendary Tha Carter III while you’re at it? Stream the 2008 album below:

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