Tha Carter V is still slated for December 9, although a lack of recent promotion could suggest another push back is coming. Nonetheless, Dr. Carter will be on the cover of NYLON magazine, which will also be hitting news stands on December 9.
To whet your Weezy appetite, they dropped a short preview featuring a few of the topics he discussed, such as his love of music, weed being a necessity for creativity, his 2013 seizures, and how he doesn't think most of today's emcees are "about the music." Read the excerpts below.
On his love for music: “All I am is music. That’s all I do and all I know, 366 days a year, 25 hours a day, eight days a week. This is my life and what I breathe. This isn't something I do. It’s who I am.” On stepping up: “I was always ready for the call. That’s the best way to explain it. Wayne’s always ready. When it’s my turn, I make way more than the most of it. If you’re ready when they call you, and you make the most of your time, then they’ll never stop calling you.” On his writing process: “I’m just a regular street ni**a that’s a little smarter than the rest. I rap whatever comes up in my head. Whatever rhymes with the next word and how I’m feeling. I start rapping and we find something within what I just said and make a song out of it.” On his need for weed: “I don’t know how it works, but I know that I need weed…extra when I’m creating. It helps in a major way.” On his 2013 seizures: “I don’t remember anything about the experience. I don’t mean to sound bad, but it wasn't no life-changing thing. I shot myself when I was 12. I grew up in Hollygrove. I've seen way worse."In Lil Wayne's most controversial comment he said today's artists, save Kanye and Beyoncé, are more interested in upping their social media numbers than they are being great.
On being 'about the music': When I first started doing it, you only did it to be the best—not to have a hot song or popularity or for Instagram or Twitter. I’m one of the last of a dying breed…the ones who are only about the music. You have to want to be unforgettable. The only other people who I can think of like that are Kanye and Beyoncé.