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Lil Wayne Enlists Drake for First Single off 'Final' Solo Album

Nicki Minaj slips an announcement for her next single release in her own new track, "Yasss Bish!!"

Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
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May 3, 2014 2:55 PM ET

Lil Wayne got a jump on the weekend by releasing the first single off his upcoming Tha Carter V late on Friday night. Just a few days after Kobe Bryant hyped the album's artwork on Twitter, it seems that Carter V season has indeed begun. 

Rapping over a hypnotic synth line with production by Boi-1da and Vinylz, Lil Wayne is joined on the track by his Young Money associate Drake, who opens with a note of appreciation for "the man that put me in this shit."

Tha Carter V is due out sometime in May (possibly on the 5th), and Lil Wayne has declared that it will be his final solo album.

Young Money compatriot Nicki Minaj also dropped a new track late on Friday night, tweeting out a SoundCloud link to her new track "Yasss Bish!!" just after midnight. Featuring an assist from Soulja Boy and an eerie chiming bell, Minaj takes the opportunity to slip in a little announcement for a new single: "Dropping my single in two weeks/The pink print album a movie." (She also throws in a reference to Clippers owner Donald Sterling and uses an image of Orange Is the New Black's Tiffany "Pennsatucky" Doggett for the track's artwork.)

Nicki Minaj, "Yasss Bish!!" (feat. Soulja Boy)

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