It’s been a long time coming, but Lil Wayne has finally released his much-delayed album, Funeral.
The hefty 24-track record was first announced back in 2016, but was pushed back several times due to label troubles. The LP features contributions from heavy-hitters such as Big Sean, Lil Baby, 2 Chainz and Migos’ Takeoff. It also includes appearances from singer The-Dream, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine and the late XXXTentacion.
“I’ve always been the artist that’s been left-field,” Wayne told Entertainment Weekly of Funeral, adding that the album’s name is a nod to 2009’s Rebirth. “I’ve always been whatever they want to call me, some Martian or whatever. I’ve always been that artist and that’s just the growth of who that artist is now.”
Funeral is Wayne’s follow-up to 2018’s Tha Carter V. Funeral also features “Bing James,” a homage to late NBA legend Kobe Bryant. The song ends with 24 seconds of silence, which is Bryant’s famed jersey number.
Stream Funeral below: