Lil Wayne drops 23-track album featuring collaborations with the late XXXtentacion, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Ashanti, Travis Scott and more.
The secret countdown, as TMZ uncovered, is over and Lil Wayne's "The Carter V" is now available, as anyone on social media can attest to. The release has absolutely taken over Twitter's top trending topics.
The album's release quickly pushed the NFL and its "Thursday Night Football" game out of the limelight. Suddenly, the top trending topics were various collaborators and song titles off of the release including "Wayne," "Kendrick," "Mona Lisa," "Ashanti," "Snoop," "Dark Side of the Moon," "Open Safe," "Mack Maine," "Open Letter" and of course "#CarterV."
It was a powerful statement about Lil Wayne's dominance in the rap industry, and his powerhouse performance didn't stop with taking over social media. Almost immediately, "Tha Carter V" emerged at the top of Apple's iTunes charts, according to Headline Planet.
If this response is any indication, he'll soon find himself atop several other sales charts as well. And if the enthusiasm of his fans throughout the night on Thursday are any indication, he might find himself taking home some more trophies come awards seasons as well.
With 23 full-length tracks, the long-awaited release is a tour de force from the artist some have considered the "greatest of all time" in his field. It features collaborations with the late XXXtentacion, Snoop Dogg, Nicki Minaj, Kendrick Lamar, Ashanti, Travis Scott, Mack Maine, Nivea, Sosomann and his daughter, Reginae Carter.
You could practically share in the highs and lows of fans through social media as they experienced the full album, taking in Wayne's powerful lyrics and strong messages. That engagement alone is a rarity in today's single-driven music world. And one thing's almost for certain.
This response has us jamming to the album on loop right now, but not shuffle. We need to experience it as the G.O.A.T. intended.
Check out some of the most passionate and hilarious responses to "Tha Carter V" below:
Lil Wayne right now... pic.twitter.com/CEbSQpjB5k— Yoji (@chazzington_) September 28, 2018
When Wayne said,— Joon-Yer😂🤷🏽♂️ (@CaptainSavage15) September 28, 2018
“The dirt under your feet could be the grave you feel
You don’t know how dead you feel, til you dead for real” pic.twitter.com/KU1rdnpxt8
To every artist out there, Lil wayne just dropped Carter V, so this is not the right time to drop anything ain’t nobody gon listen to your shit.— ROYZ👑 (@royzkingin) September 28, 2018
Lil Wayne: *lighter flick*— Austin Hoopes (@ahoopes00) September 28, 2018
me when Wayne said “can’t talk to myself cause mama said don’t talk to strangers” pic.twitter.com/NCs9HgZftU— aaliyah (@ImHypeWHO) September 28, 2018
“Lil Wayne not even that go...” pic.twitter.com/yeG2KUkuUN— Oose (@BigOose1) September 28, 2018
This Wayne album is 😩👌 The wait was worth it. pic.twitter.com/XCVUKVWwz8— Wins & Losses 🙅🏾♂️ (@yrn_bjones) September 28, 2018
wayne should get a job as an english teacher at some point— Jesse ® (@jesserutherford) September 28, 2018
#MonaLisa deserves a Grammy , Oscar , Emmy , BET , Golden Globe. Give Wayne everything.— 👋🏼 (@Anele_Mkung) September 28, 2018
Wayne and Snoop ON A SONG!! pic.twitter.com/kYJXitSwbH— JoJo 🌹 (@ChopoTrill) September 28, 2018
*Lil Wayne ft XXX “Don’t Cry” plays*— Kat (@Sanchez_Kaat) September 28, 2018
Me: *cries* ....*sobs* pic.twitter.com/GHqtfDT9wz
Open Safe pic.twitter.com/QwYX7Sf8Es— Mɪᴀ Kɪᴅᴅᴏ. 🍯 (@AsToldByKia) September 28, 2018
lil wayne just killed all these rappers don’t @ me— FunnyMike (@1funnymike) September 28, 2018
Eminem brought rap from dead to coma,— Damola 👑 (@theDamorela) September 28, 2018
Lil Wayne brought Rap out of Coma to Life#CarterV
wayne’s rhyme scheme is one of, if not the best, we will ever hear.— darwin davies (@eyebrowpapi_) September 28, 2018
Lil Wayne bringing back Ashanti and Nivea is giving me all the early-2000s vibes where the beauty and the talent were 💯 real.— Priscilla Jacky (@prilalalala) September 28, 2018
Wayne really just made me listen to a Nicki Minaj verse and not turn my entire phone off. This man really is a legend.— BARRY GOOD (@BARRYGOODGFX) September 28, 2018
wayne and snoop riding this mf pic.twitter.com/rp6ochAt3P— sad kayano (@KayanoReeves) September 28, 2018
Wayne wasn’t playin with Open Safe pic.twitter.com/x4ZgdnvG5T— D〽️⭕️n3y (@Dmoney3k) September 28, 2018
When Lil Wayne said “They probably won’t miss me until they need me”... I felt that. #CarterV— Jordan Daley (@JDaIey) September 28, 2018
Wayne and Kendrick arriving at the studio pic.twitter.com/SxdNeutI95— Kakarot Lamar (@DarkKent__) September 28, 2018
This is my car after listening to Wayne & Kendrick destroy Mona Lisa pic.twitter.com/LblYfhVW1W— Imari (@BlackMamba_80) September 28, 2018
How Mona Lisa looking at Wayne and Kendrick right now pic.twitter.com/Sci7ng1DN8— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) September 28, 2018
Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj are the fucking best duo. They really RAP rap.— Young Ho. 👑 (@ToughGuyBrown) September 28, 2018
Listen to C5 as I was trying to go to sleep was a mistake. Wayne did it again pic.twitter.com/3g4CESjvdZ— Kaleb Trowbridge (@kalebtrow) September 28, 2018
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