Last Thursday, there was rumor that Lil Wayne would release his long awaited album Tha Carter V at midnight when an alleged tracklist popped up online earlier that day, which didn’t happen. Wayne decided to make a special announcement today in regards to the release date. The official date is now set and Tha Carter V will be released on Wayne’s birthday, which is this Thursday the 27th.

Wayné’s son Neal’s mother Nivea also revealed that herself & Drake will be featured on the first single so stay tuned for that.

Watch his announcement below and pre-order Tha Carter V now on Each purchase will include access to Wayne’s upcoming headlining tour in 2019.