Lil Wayne performs during "Lil Weezyana" at Champions Square
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Lil Wayne's 'Tha Fix Before Tha VI' Has the Hip Hop Community in a Chokehold

Lil Wayne is one of the greatest rappers of all time, so it wasn't a shock when fans went into a frenzy after he disclosed his latest project. Here's what we know so far.


Sep. 22 2023, Published 10:58 a.m. ET

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Lil Wayne, the iconic rapper, is stirring up excitement amongst his fans with the announcement of an upcoming project. The rapper, born Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., recently took to his Instagram account and dropped a hint via a link that has left his followers buzzing with anticipation. The link he shared leads to a pre-save page for his game-changing project — Tha Fix Before Tha VI, a prequel to his 14th studio album

Over the years, Wayne has garnered a reputation for being one of the hardest-working rappers, and that grit and work ethic is what has made him continue to be a force in music up until now. With a career that spans almost three decades, the southerner has still managed to pique public interest and stay relevant.

Lil Wayne's new album has been a long time in the making

The "Lollipop" rapper first confirmed the impending arrival of Tha Carter VI during his memorable set at the Young Money reunion concert in Toronto in 2022. His dedication to the project became even more evident when he shared more details about the project on social media with a video snippet to his fans.

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While addressing his fans, the New Orleans native expressed his gratitude, acknowledging that their unwavering support was the key to his success.

Then, he dropped the bombshell: "I’m not sure if you heard, but Carter VI is on the way." Since then, details about the project have remained a bit scarce until now.

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From what we have gathered, Tha Fix Before Tha VI is more than just a catchy title. It's an indication that Wayne is dropping something special, serving as a precursor to his highly awaited album, Tha Carter VI. The project's cover art adds to the intrigue, featuring Tunechi in a cheetah-print coat, donning stylish shades against a backdrop of red. As for the release date, all we know is that it's "coming soon," according to him.

 Lil Wayne attends the MTV Music Video Awards at the Prudential Center
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Since his announcement, Lil Wayne has dropped snippets leading up to the big reveal

Always one to make good on his promise, the "Kant Nobody" rapper surprised fans even more with the release of the single "Kat Food," a snippet of what's to come; however, the main event is Tha Fix Before Tha VI. And if the vibrant red-hued cover art is any indication of what fans can expect, then we suspect that Wayne is starting on the right foot.

But that's only part of what's cooking in Wayne's creative kitchen. He's also deep in collaboration mode, working on a joint project with 2 Chainz titled ColleGrove II.

Earlier this year, Lil Wayne treated us to "I Am Music," an 18-track compilation of his greatest hits. The album featured heavyweight guest appearances from Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, the late DMX, and more.

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As if the good news could not get any better, the label executive and veteran rapper also dropped a hot video for a track called "Brand New" featuring YG and Tyga, and fans in the comment section were impressed by his timeless bar. Watch the clip below.

Source: Instagram/@liltunechi

As fans anxiously wait for the official drop of Tha Fix Before Tha VI, one thing's for sure: Lil Wayne is far from done making his mark on the music scene. His blend of innovation and charisma continues to captivate audiences, leaving fans eagerly anticipating what's next in his musical journey. So stay tuned because the unexpected is always around the corner with Weezy.

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