Lil Wayne returns: "Believe Me" features Drake and is the rapper's first single off Tha Carter V.

Lil Wayne Teams Up With Drake for the First Single Off Tha Carter V, "Believe Me"

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May 3 2014 12:13 PM

Lil Wayne Teams Up With Drake for the First Single Off Tha Carter V, "Believe Me"

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Lil Wayne is back.

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Some months ago, Lil Wayne confessed that his forthcoming album, Tha Carter V, would likely be his last. Now we have the first single off that album, "Believe Me," which has Drake take a break from lint-rolling to contribute a few verses.

Drake seems to have influenced the track's production, as well—the muted, laid-back, and ambient feel echoes the Canadian rapper's work on Take Care and Thank Me Later. We'll see if that's a theme through the entirety of Tha Carter V; the album has no release date, but it'll probably hit stores sometime this summer.

Sharan Shetty is a writer for Brow Beat. You can follow him on Twitter

 

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