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Welcome to the Funeral.
Three years after it was first announced, Lil Wayne returns with his long-awaited new album. The Young Money boss lives up to his GOAT status on the 24 tracks, which include “features that you wouldn’t expect” including Big Sean, XXXTentacion, Lil Baby, Jay Rock, Adam Levine, 2 Chainz, Takeoff, The-Dream, Lil Twist, and O.T. Genasis.
Funeral, which follows 2018’s Tha Carter V, has a more current feel than his previous albums. “With me, what the new thing is for me is actually trying to put out music that sounds like a little more like today’s music,” Weezy told XXL last year.
During an interview with N.O.R.E. for TIDAL’s “Drink Champs” podcast, he explained the title’s significance. “We just playing off all the shit I already dropped. I’ve dropped Rebirth so we going to the Funeral,” said Wayne. “Don’t have expectations please ’cause I will definitely exceed every single one, so just listen to it open minded.”