In the upcoming issue of XXL Magazine Lil Tunechi talks music, not working with Justin Bieber, wanting to work with Justin Timberlake, retirement plans, Nicki Minaj and Drake’s success, and much more. The July/August 2011 issue of XXL Magazine hits newsstands July 12, 2011.
According to XXL: “Lil Wayne is gearing up to release Tha Carter IV, his highly anticipated follow up to 2008’s multi-platinum smash album, Tha Carter III, but before putting the long delayed disc on shelves, XXL sat down with Mr. Carter in Miami’s Quad Studios for our forthcoming July/August 2011 issue to speak on everything from his recording process, his retirement plans, Drake and Nicki Minaj’s success, and why he’ll never record with pop sensation Justin Bieber.
Writer Shaheem Reid, chopped it up with Weezy in Miami about how a rapper as prolific as himself, was able to actually select tracks for Tha Carter IV. Asked, when he knew that the album was ready, Wayne said: “You don’t. When they tell you. When [manager Cortez Bryant] call me and tell me and say, ‘You got such and such date is your deadline to stop,’ I be like, ‘Aight.’ ’Cause I never stop recording, obviously. So it’s just on him to say, “Okay, stop. We’re gonna pick these songs, and that’s the album.’ That’s how we do it.”
Fans might ask what fills the contents of such songs? Weezy explains: “What is good about me is that I’m an interesting muthaf-cka. I’m Dwayne Michael Carter period! Whether I’m a rapper or not, I’m interesting. And that’s what my album’s gonna be about: me and how interesting I am.”
The Young Money leader also revealed to XXL that he plans to retire soon and hints at C4 possibly being his last offering. “I’m bowing out still on top,” he says. “I’ma make y’all want me when I retire. I’ma make y’all be like, ‘Nooo!’ I ain’t leaving out this b-tch when y’all be like, ‘Yeah, it’s about time, dawg.’ Carter IV might be my last one. I’ma make y’all be like, ‘F-ck!’ Yeah, n-gga, I’m gone.””
To read the entire interview from XXL click here…