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.

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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."
    Sphinx07
    I'm thinking of the scene in Cool Runnings when Sanka is singing the bobsled song in public.
    MetalRock4ever
    That was such a great song! Maybe a collab between him and Wayne would be great: his singing, Wayne's guitar playing.
    bustapr
    Hopefully it doesnt attempt a "comeback" album in less than 5 years like half of other retired mainstream rappers do at some point.
    PePziNL
    Am I the only one who sees the irony in news like this posted on a website called Ultimate Guitar...?
    sykest70
    Please have another seizure, and give hip hop it's new start. You should have aimed a little higher when you shot yourself in the chest, Little Wang. Now do the music industry a favor and go swallow 20 Tylenol.
    JAHellraiser
    Lil Wayne dying would only solidify his popularity. and Little Wang sounds like a parody of Hendrix's Little Wing.
    dennis.1960
    He should have to pay me $25 mill if he wants to further poison the world with his "music".
    TheHydra
    You know, if he had never touched a guitar in his entire career, I think most of the hate for him wouldn't exist. That's my thought, anyway. If you need me, I'll be hating on Geddy Lee for trying to rap that one time.
    Filipus
    He still sucks, even without the guitar. I don't dislike rap but he is not great in any aspect of it.
    thebigredjj10
    He is one of sloppiest successful rappers I have ever heard. His technique is atrocious. He sounds like someone who has never rapped trying it out for the first time. His wordsmanship is also godawful. His vocabulary is severely limited, which is kind of a big deal for an artform that places such a strong importance on words.
    vguitars3577
    I really enjoy that they refer to him as a musician in this article. He really deserves it...