Lil Wayne announces new album, 'Funeral'

The New Orleans rapper hinted at "Funeral" last August, announcing that it would be out before the end of 2019.

While the highly-anticipated album is still on its way, Wayne announced on Twitter that "Funeral" will arrive as soon as January 31.

Details about the highly-awaited follow-up to 2018's "Tha Carter V" are still scarce to this date, although the MC recently unveiled a snippet of new music.

"Welcome to the funeral/ Closed casket as usual," Wayne raps in the yet-untitled song, which will likely appear in "Funeral."

The award-winning rapper briefly talked about his 13th studio opus with Q93's Wild Wayne last August, revealing that he was adding the final touch to the project.

"You know how it work. My album's always done. It just takes Mack [Maine] to come in there to rack up a couple of songs and name them. That's how it go round here. I work every day. It just take them to come in and say 'Let me get these 20 songs, can I have these and name them, and we go from there,'" he said at the time.

Ahead of the album release, the New Orleans native has already launched an extensive merch collection for "Funeral," which includes CDs, vinyl, long-sleeve shirts, graphic tees, hoodies, hats and beanies.

Since dropping 2018's "Tha Carter V," Wayne has collaborated with Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Rick Ross for "Gimme Brain," which marked the first release from Barker's new DTA Records label.

Last August, Wayne also reunited with fellow rappers Birdman and Juvenile on "Ride Dat."

Earlier this January, Wayne shared on his social media a new commercial for American sports channel ESPN, in which he performs a never-before-released song with a live band.

The chart-topper has previously collaborated with the American cable network on multiple occasions in the past.

He notably teamed with DC rapper Wale in 2017 for the football-inspired "Running Back," which the pair debuted on ESPN's "First Take."