While Funeral will serve as a follow-up to 2018’s Tha Carter V, the two projects likely won't be similar, sonically. Wayne told New Orleans radio station Q93.3 that his forthcoming project would sound much more on-trend with rap’s current sound. “What the new thing is for me is actually trying to put out music that sounds a little more like today’s music,” he revealed. “What that means for me… is adding hooks. I forget about hooks. I forget ’em. Somebody gotta come in the booth and stop me from rapping, like, ‘This is where you stop it and add a hook.’”

Many fans raved about what Wayne was able to accomplish with Tha Carter V, but some criticized its “dated” sound, which may have been due to parts of the album being recorded years before its release date (the album was delayed due to issues with his Cash Money/Young Money label). And although Wayne is known for setting trends and breaking the rules, the 37-year-old veteran told VIBE that he loves “the difficulty of trying to fit in with what’s going on today, making sure I sound likable to the ears today and having to remind myself that it’s not about what it was back then.”

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