Weezy Larger Than Life On XXL Cover…Could Tha Carter 4 Be His Last?
Lil Tunechi covers XXL’s summer issue which hits newsstands July 12th.
A nice little warm up for the release of his album, Tha Carter IV and the mixtape “Sorry 4 The Wait”
Read this sneak peak and interpret it for yourself but could this be Weezys last record?
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 muthafucka. 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 ***** 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, **** Yeah, ***** I’m gone.”
Wayne saying being a good father to his children would be the cause for an retirement. “Honestly, this is the real truth,” he says. “I honestly think it’s unfair to my kids. I’m super dedicated into what I do.