Lil' Wayne's New Album Will Be His Last, Unless Offered $25 Million

"I didn't smile when I said it," the rapper points out.

Lil' Wayne's New Album Will Be His Last, Unless Offered $25 Million
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Popular rapper Lil' Wayne made it official that his upcoming studio effort "Tha Carter V" will be his last. Unless he's offered at least $25 million, that is.

Chatting with MTV News, Wayne explained, "25 to 35 million would get me to do another solo album after this," adding, "I didn't smile when I said it" in order to stress how serious he is.

"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," the rapper added, reassuring fans that he won't quit music altogether just yet.

"I plan on it being my final solo album," the musician added. "Whenever I have to pitch in for a Young Money album, a 'Like Father, Like Son' album and something like that and maybe something out the blue."

Wayne finally concluded, "It seems like it will be impossible for me to work this hard again for anything else."

The upcoming album doesn't have an official release date set yet, but the rapper did mention plans to drop it on May 5 during Drake's recent New Orleans show. Lil Wayne's latest studio effort, "Tha Carter IV," saw its release in August 2011, reaching No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart with 964,000 units shipped in the US during the first week.

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    jbridge90
    ...and no one in the world would mourn
    GeriatricNinja
    Sad part about this is that he could possibly get it
    dudester410
    i bet itll be some stupid kickstarter or indiegogo campaign made by some stupid wayne crazed fan within a week from now. There HAS to be one fan out there somewhere who'll be struck hard by this news and will go the extremes. im already sad this has a chance
    metallica_fan83
    What a horrible thing to happen, his music was just so amazing. I don't know what I will listen to now
    bustapr
    true, after this album, we probably wont see another solo as legendary as the Lollipop solo. gotta give the man props for being the greatest rapper guitarist ever.
    thebigredjj10
    The man is a living legend. He could do it all. He always knew how to form a perfect rhyme to suit the song (such as rhyming n***a with n***a), he never sold out and was never about the money (as is evidenced by his masterpiece Got Money), he was such an eloquent speaker, and really represented the genre of rap with absolute class. A pure genius and the epitome of a musical hero. He will be missed by probably EVERY person on UG.
    pjn7000
    True, real music. Unlike artists such as QOTSA, Tool, Slayer, and Foo Fighters. Lil Wayne's stuff is so much better than that. He's a legend. We'll miss you, Lil Wayne.
    Everlong729
    Yeah, those Foo Fighter guys are just dreadful. Everlong is a horrible song with no true meaning
    Mellowman549
    I think he's looking at this from the wrong perspective, he should take bids to see how much people would pay him to never release another album, he could easily make $25 million.
    thebigredjj10
    And if his demands aren't met he could release something new every 3 months until we oblige.
    ehlmz
    ...sigh.. music for money....
    DardySon
    Hopefully this will album will go down in history as containing the greatest guitar solo's of all time. I mean the man's a genius just listen to the solo on Lollipop.
    B_Pan
    I hope no one pays him that $25M, he'll do a "The End" tour, which I will definitely buy a ticket, jump on stage, and roundhouse kick him into a drumset and then snatch his guitar and give the instrument to someone more deserving.
    Izzy-Sweet
    He plays an old-school Rickenbacker too, so it's not like he picked up a cheap piece of crap... he just plays it like one.
    Smegal
    Could he sound more like a douche? (Paraphrasing time) "As a musician, I am going to refuse to work unless someone gives me 25 million. F**k my fans, what have they ever done for me."