Lil Wayne is at a crossroads.

Ever since 2009’s No Ceilings, the mixtape before his stint at Rikers Island on gun charges, Tunechi’s been a shell of himself. He even admitted as much on Twitter. The Dedication brand has gone through some serious dilution after 2’s absolute spastic brilliance, leading to D3’s huge Young Money featuring Lil Wayne feel and Dedication 4 losing its steam about halfway through. Somehow, the man who had punchlines so easy yet so complicated became a literal madlib as critics and fans could piece together a verse discussing riches, a love of cunnilingus and other threatening punchlines regarding his clothing brand & skateboarding and immediately call it a Wayne verse.

Well, here we are at Dedication 5 where unlike the previous four installments, not a single track of it leaked out. Instead we’re left to digest 29 tracks with features from T.I., Chance the Rapper, 2 Chainz, newcomer Euro and Young Money mainstays Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine, Lil Chuckee, Jae Millz & paw Birdman. It’s quite simple, if Wayne really wants to reclaim even a bit of footing to his “Best Rapper Alive” title, it starts right here.

If not, then we know his career on top was like LaDanian Tomlinson, a career that had early promised, broke a few records before ultimately coming back down to earth and mortality.