It took seven years, due to label issues, for the world to finally receive Lil Wayne’s 12th studio album Tha Carter V. Considering that it debuted at number one at the Billboard 200, making it his 4th number one-one album while and the second largest streaming week for an album 433 million streams It’s safe to say that the people were eager to finally have Tha Carter V in their possession.
While there were many who were happy to see the return of the New Orleans hip hop legend, there were also those who felt that the album was disappointing. Critics like Kitty Empire from The Guardian believed that Tha Carter V felt outdated stating “It’s not that C5 is too little, too late; more that the baton between the generations passed some time ago.” While discussing his most disappointing albums of 2018 on Joe Budden’s Pull Up web series, Power 105.1 radio personality Charlamagne Tha God thought Tha Carter V was too long and that it lacked substance. While has the right to have their opinion a shocking critique came from Cash MoneyRecords founder Birdman. When asked was he happy how the album went turned out musically during an interview with Hot 97 radio personality Ebro, Birdman said “I’m a Wayne fan anyway bruh so to me that’s Wayne and like he say that was music that he been had so I’m not objective to that. But I think it could’v been a little better if he had put more new songs because the man got billions of songs.”