Lil Wayne Claims He Will Release Two Albums This Year and Seven More in 2015

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Lil Wayne has said that he will release two albums this year and could release seven more in 2015,  NME reports.

The rapper is due to release "Tha Carter V" at some point in 2014 and has already previewed new songs "Believe Me" and "D'usse" from the record.

However, speaking as part of his Weezy Wednesdays video diaries, the US rapper warns his fans to prepare themselves for a further eight albums worth of music he has ready to be released. "This year, not only will I be dropping Tha Carter V, but I'm dropping two albums," he said. "This year, be looking for two albums from me because I been out the game for a second." See below to watch the video now (if you still need this).

Wayne added that a bout of productivity led to the plans for further releases. "I went to work on 'Tha Carter V' and I don't stop working, so it was either 'Tha Carter V' going to be 93 songs or we gonna have to figure this out. What we said was, we gonna drop two albums this year and then we gon' probably end up dropping like seven next year."

Lil Wayne previously maintained that 'Tha Carter V' could well prove to be his final album. Speaking earlier this year, the Young Money rapper said only a very lucrative offer would lure him out of retirement.

About his retirement, Lil Wayne said: "I personally plan on this being my final solo album, yes and it's definitely the final 'Carter' album. It's the final 'Carter' album. It's stopping at five." Asked what would lure him out of solo retirement, the rapper said: "25 to 35 million (US dollars) would get me to do another solo album after this."

Lil Wayne's last album in the 'Carter' series, "Tha Carter IV," was released in 2011 and charted at Number Eight in the Official UK Albums Chart.

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    My lil problem is slowly becoming a big problem.
    Clearly it is becoming a big problem. They had an article about Devin Townsend letting everyone sing on Z2 up for all but a few hours on the front page, but THIS trash stays on front page? Wow UG, way to prioritize.
    Devin Townsend is far more relevant to this community than Mr. Wayne. I would much rather here what he has to say, especially considering how innovative many of his techniques are.
    I'm going to retire after I release Tha Carter V this year. Then in retirement I'm going to release 1 more record this year and 7 more next year. That about sums up Lil Wayne's intelligence.
    Next thing you know lil wayne has more recording material than Metallica...
    I only did some rough calculations, but isn't 93 songs more than Metallica managed to release in their entire career so far? I bet Metallicas songs are better, but damn that puts things in perspective.
    It's easy to release multiple albums when your vocabulary consists of 5 words.
    Hoes and money.
    Boats and hoes
    I wonder if rap and hiphop sites write articles about slipknot or metallica.
    this isn't a site for a specific genre. It's a guitar website. Hip Hop uses guitars more than you think
    Because we all how well Lil Wayne can play guitar, don't we?
    Yeah he's shite, but public enemy, the roots, outkast and more are live musicians who aren't crap, hell flava flav is a ridiculously good bassist, pianist, and drummer, and Tom morello is practically a hip-hop guitarist
    that may be true, but how many rap sites are putting out articles about rap metal bands?
    They sample rock music, if thats what you define as "using guitars". Regardless this is a site that at least should be specified for rock music.
    They sample rock music, if thats what you define as "using guitars". Regardless this is a site that at least should be specified for rock music.
    They sample rock music, if thats what you define as "using guitars". Regardless this is a site that at least should be specified for rock music.
    There's actually tons of guitar parts in many hip hop and rap songs that are completely original, written and recorded specifically for those beats. Sampling isn't even anywhere near as common as it was 20 years ago. And even back then, there was original guitar work in a lot of hip hop. Probably because the guitar (especially electric guitar) is an insanely versatile instrument, that can be, and is, used in countless types of music that bear absolutely no resemblance to any form of rock or metal. That said, I still don't think this article should be on this site, even if it is just another copy/paste from somewhere else. Because Lil Wayne is an embarrassment to all of music, not just rap, and to even print his name in an article equates you to a tabloid, as far as I'm concerned.
    Well if they write anything, they're a step up from UG. Here, all we get is a copy/paste of whatever the headline is at NME (or various other sites). This article is no exception.
    Didnt he say a few months ago that he will only release another album if someone pays him 20million $? I'm scared to imagine that someone actually paid him 180m for 9 albums...
    Ick.....he looks like a Black Gremlin
    killaudio666 did I not notice that. He totally does like a gremlin! Only uglier and more annoying!...somebody shouldn't have fed him after midnight.
    The sad thing is I can't blame Ultimate-Guitar for poor transcription.. It's how this joker actually talks..
    well his music sucks anyway, and his voice and the way he talks make him sound ignorant as FUCK. ive given him a chance, and it bites me in the ass everytime i listen to his music
    Well, UG, if you state in your sub-heading "It's not clear exactly who need(s) this though", then why did you even bother to post an article promoting it then?
    I always feel bad for people who listen to lil wayne in public. They don't realize that people like me are laughing at them.
    Maybe they don't care. I don't like Lil Wayne but I wouldn't give a **** what you thought about what I chose to listen to.
    What scares me most about this whole article is the fact that people in the UK like his music enough to make it the number 8 album.
    I like to treat my music like sweets, first you throw away the (w)rappers...
    Nah raps quality, just like rock you have to dodge a lot of popular crap, try listening to the roots seed 2.0 or stomp, or some public enemy, it'd be like deciding metal is shit because of bvb
    never really listened to any rap at all but i can believe that. not much 'mainstream' metal is any good so why should we assume all rap is as bad as the mainstream
    Check out Hopsin. May reinforce your open-mindedness.
    nah MF DOOM, Quasimoto, Death Grips, Public Enemy, A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Boogie Down Productions, NWA, Cage, Immortal Technique, Earl Sweatshirt, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, Big Pun, Big L, Nas, EPMD, Rakim, Gang Starr, Yelawofl, Ice-T. The worst rapper in existence doesn't ruin a whole genre, it's like saying Metal sucks because of A7X, BMTH, BFMV, Asking Alexdria, etc.
    Some are but there are quite a few rappers who are quite annoying. Ronnie Radke is one: great debut album with FIR, and then look at the second album. But, BVB aren't metal (glam-metal if anything but than again, their music is a lot more rock), whereas Lil Wayne is rap. Not sure about your last point, sorry :/
    Fair enough just the first generically shit band I thought of, but by the same point Ronnie Radke is barely a rap artist, and sure as hell not even close to being good in that field. I get that rap isn't for everyone, but its always worth listening to some different stuff, even if it just makes you appreciate rock a bit more. If you want recs the acts listed above are all excellent, and try some rage against the machine if you want a more rock/metal context
    Don't worry, I have listened to some of Rage Against the Machine, and they're ok Like you said, it is down to personal preferences, and the rap I don't like are the ones where the rapper just talks with really simple music in the background, where the lyrics don't mean much. Thanks for the help
    Mr Winters
    You throw away an entire genre of music because of one shitty rapper?
    So you jump on the guy simply because he doesn't like rap? How's that any better?
    Not just one rapper, sorry to say. But I don't judge an entire genre of music by one person/band. If you doubt me, in my first comment, I never said that Lil Wayne is the reason why I will throw away rap as a genre. But I'm human and I'll contradict myself most of the time.
    Why the hell is this even on here. I thought this website was for guitar related music. Not crappy cheap rap music.
    It's a chance for the UG community to come together... to slam/burn/*insert any other synonym for the previous two words* Plus, the comments usually make a better read than the article.
    This is a good thing! He's going to over-saturate the douche-rap market and hopefully accidentally kill it off by making people sick of it.
    Looks like Kanye has some competition... ...for douchiest "artist" in rap.
    I'm going to retire after I release Tha Carter V this year. Then I'm going to release 1 more record and 7 more in 2015. Makes absolute sense if you had Lil Wayne's Lil Brain.
    Complaining about this site's choice of stories to run is pretty pointless but I can't help myself on this one... UG - HOW ON EARTH could you consider this to be a relevant story to guitar players? Or even musicians in general? Yes, I get it, he's a celebrity... but do we really need to post ANYTHING stupid that a celebrity says? There are a million websites that will cover whatever pointless babble comes out of Lil Wayne's mouth. Why does UG have to be one of them?
    Because UG likes to see negative comments about artists they don't like. They act like this is a music TMZ or something.
    I agree With Abacus11, he's not a musician, he's a celebrity. Huge difference. Kim Kardasian got famous for playing the skin flute, that doesn't make her a musician. Although the websites name Ultimate Guitar, I would think that being a website for "musicians" should be inferred, and I'm sorry but I can never brng myself to view these rappers as musicians.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm pretty sure 90% of us here don't care about Lil Wayne, so why bother writing an article about him? I'm pretty UG knows that knows that no one here is excited for his new albums.
    This headline is the perfect example of why hip hop and rap in general will never be respected as much as rock/metal.
    Yeah, I mean, it's not like Buckethead released 53 albums since the beginning of 2013.
    the issue is that these rappers are doing this on a constant basis. drake and weezy have new songs coming out monthly as well as other rappers with their collaborations. they may release 20 new songs a year without an album even dropping. this is basically unheard of in any other form of music. you may have 1 rock/metal band do something like this for every 100 rappers.
    So? I don't even like Lil Wayne, but what's wrong with an artist being consistent with their music?
    You know, if rock/metal musicians would release 7 albums in one year, that would actually be very cool.
    Take a look at Buckethead he released 30 Albums in 2013 and already 23 new ones in 2014...
    Frusciante relesed 6 one time, that was an excellent year! It was also a very varied compilation of albums, a sing and songwriter album, an electronic album, some grunge and so on, all with excellent sound and lots of variety.
    If bands do release several albums per year, the sound would become boring and stretched out quite quickly. People complain about a band sounding the same over each album, and then they complain about change. It's best for bands to take their time because then they can produce (hopefully) better music, rather than churning out the same riffs, etc. over and over again (an exaggeration, but hopefully you get what I mean)
    If rock/metal bands released 7 albums a year they would be dam turd terrible mate!
    Sleaze Disease
    That actually wouldn't be very cool because you wouldn't have any time to actually listen to and appreciate any of them. I'd rather have a band take their time and put out one great album as opposed to just releasing all the half-assed shit they came up with during a jam session.
    ""In the '90s, when the grunge rock thing hit, with NIRVANA and all that, everybody thought it was cool to be anti-rock star. But in a way they sort of anti-rock starred themselves right out the door, because the rap guys came in and they said, 'Fuck it. We'll be the rock stars then, if you guys are going to wear flannel shirts and stare at your feet.'" -RZ
    This is Ultimate 'Guitar' website right?
    Sad to say this, but Lil Wayne is a "guitar player" too [technically]
    I actually like Lil Wayne. Sure you got guys like Kendrick and J. Cole getting radio play, but as far as "main" mainstream rappers go I would rather hear a Weezy song than Future or *shudder* Trinidad James.
    I would rather die than listen to any of that. Youtube. Landon Wordswell. Then tell me that lil wayne is even an adult, mentally. "weezy's" lyrics of the caliber that could be seriously expected from a mentally retarded 4th grader. And there is not even an ounce of hyperbole in that statement. He in the single least talented person to ever achieve fame in the music industry, and I'm counting Milli Vanilli. At least they had the talent of not looking like crack addicts.
    You would rather die than listen to the radio. That's pretty melodramatic. I'm no stranger to "real" hip hop. Blu & Exile, Capital Steez, Freddie Gibbs etc. Most fans I've met of Weezy's all say he's retarded; I don't think anyone's refuting that claim. I'm sure his producers/co-writers have to put in a lot of work to salvage any coherency from Wayne's "wordplay". But not everyone takes music/lyrics serious. A lot of people couldn't give a damn about what they're saying or think "wow that triplet run in f#-7-chromatic-minor was genius". Not everyone wants to listen to one of Puccini's operas and get invested in a virtuosic performance. Some people want mindless fun, which the majority of mainstream rap/pop provides, whether it applies to you or not. Does Wayne have talent or deserve fame? Hell no, but most famous performers don't.
    so what exactly does this crap have to do with guitar or the community on here?? I swear UG just do this and read the comments for entertainment
    or he could release the best songs out of those to make Tha Carter V and make huge cash off of the outtakes